Another great source of inspiration, found on Pinterest: the latest (and greatest) resource for all the ideas floating around out there these days! This one is courtesy of CozaMia. You can read all about this Chevron canvas art project on her site. So creative!
CozaMia is one pretty little blog, too - you should check it out. Artist, Nancy is doing some very cool things, and whether you're just looking for some inspiration, or find something you can't live without (she sells her art online, too!)... her site is a fun one to peruse. Visit Cozamia here!
Any-hoo... I LOVED the chevron paint idea above. I used it as my inspiration, and went a slightly different direction, which I'm calling my *I-want-a-new-vase-but-have-too-many-already* DIY project. I guess I'm feeling VASES lately (see also: Make Your Own Mercury Glass post from last Friday). Here we go!
- A vase that's fallen out of your favor (hopefully you still like the shape!)
-Spray paint (preferably gloss, in several colors - go as crazy as you like, but stay in tune with the original color palette of the vase, as some of the original vase will show in the end). For one like mine, you should have a white gloss paint for step 1 (plus any accent colors) and a second main color to reserve for Step 3.
Here is the vase I picked for my project. It's a great size and shape, but the Mr. thinks it's flat out ugly (and I'm just sick of it).
Step 1: spray (at random) with your white gloss spray paint, leaving plenty of the original vase still exposed. This is for a base layer, and you can cover up (or leave exposed) as much of the original vase as you want. You can also add a second or third accent color at this stage if you want to brighten up the color scheme (remember to reserve your second main color for step 3). I chose to go with simple white and leave a good amount of my original vase exposed (remembering that the second layer of paint will cover some up as well). Let this coat dry completely before moving to step 2.
Step 2: Now, you can start taping your Chevrons (or whatever pattern you choose). You can see how mine progressed above. I liked the idea of leaving it a bit irregular (leaving some of the chevron shapes incomplete/imperfect - and I also made a small diamond shape and some stripes on mine). Have fun with this part, and just make sure your tape edges are secure as you go, so your paint will make clean lines.
Step 3: Once fully taped, coat the entire vase with your reserved color. I used my Krylon Looking Glass paint for my second color, since I'm in love with that look lately. Here's how mine looked once coated:
Step 4: After this dries, just peel the tape to reveal your masterpiece! Finish with a coat of clear lacquer to keep it from chipping, and you're done!
Now, time to play. Here are some shots of the finished product:
I’m linking up to a Pinterest Challenge today... hosted by: Young House Love, Bower Power, Hi Sugarplum, and The Great Indoors.