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Some facts about us: Together since May 2004, Matt & Kristin Married in May 2009. Between the two of us, we've lived in California, Hawaii, Guam, Japan and met here, in good ol' Virginia. We adopted two mini schnauzers, Hemingway & Mya aka The Pups. We bought our first home in May of 2011 and are ridiculously excited for all the DIY projects ahead of us.

Sunday, November 6, 2011

Love Like Crazy DIY Wall Art

I hope everyone had a great weekend!  It was a super busy one for me.  There were lots of little projects I wanted to complete and like normal, not enough time in the day.  On top of that, my sisters, niece and I had a day trip to visit my parents in Lynchburg planned for today. 

Fortunately, I was able to finish each project by weekend's end with a little elbow grease and a good husband.

The one I'm sharing with you today, is a little lyrical art project.


I love love love this song by Lee Brice "Love Like Crazy".  It's inspiring and a good daily reminder.

What I used:
1/2" Plastic Stencil (on hand)
1" Plastic Stencil (on hand)
Small art paint bush (on hand)
Grey paint we had leftover from our master bath (on hand)
Canvas print from Ben Franklin at 50% off : $7
Total cost of project $7

All I did was exactly what you think.  Sat on my butt for a good while and painted each letter on with a stencil.  I counted the lines I wanted to print ("Be a best friend" = 1, "Tell the truth" = 2), and used painters tape to remind me how much space I had for each line.

I love it and it's a great way to really personalize something in your home.


And the traditional end of the post random shots from our girls day trip to Lynchburg.  First one is the sweet country store we stopped by to check out their antiques.  

The beautiful leaves shot is from a stop in Appomattox. Came out beautifully and I'm hoping to print it for my hallway art collage... You'll hear about that later.  :) Have a great week everyone!



3 comments:

  1. Love the canvas! Can't wait to do mine. =)

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  2. I love it! I wish I'd have had your blog post before I tried my own canvas art - using stencils to paint the letters seems much more cost-effective and I love the look of the white canvas. One of my favorite songs, too!

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  3. Thank you Marissa! Yours turned out GREAT!
    Beth, I saw yours and it's ridiculously awesome. Great idea, and I love how big your lettering is. :)

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