DIY, Inspiration

Word Art for your Walls

I’m back! Finally I have a laptop, although still don’t have all of the photos that I lost with my other laptop, but a laptop nonetheless, and a brand new one at that. So today I bring you: DIY Kitchen Wall Art!

DIY Kitchen Wall Art

We have this little “nook” in the kitchen that is incredibly hard to decorate or store anything in. As in: the windows on that wall are really high and small and there’s this jog-out at waist level in the wall (you can sort of see it in the above picture). The reason for all this weirdness is because this wall of the house used to be in the bathroom. But now it’s not, and I have to try to make it look nice. I decided this wall art would be a good start! I bought letters at the craft store to spell the word “DELISH” and got to working on painting them and giving them this crackle effect.

Wood Block Letters

The letters I bought were originally white, but I painted them black (with adcrylic paint) and then used Martha Stewart Weather Crackle Effect and a coat of white paint to achieve the final look.

Block Letters Painted Black

I hung them on the wall with command strips, and fingers crossed they’ll stay. I liked that this project was a quick and easy way to make a statement on a boring wall. Now to sew some curtains for the windows!

DIY Statement Wall Art

It’s good to be back! :)

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DIY Scrapbook Paper Wall Art

Sometimes I get so excited about a DIY project that I forget to take an adequate amount of pictures of the process to share with you guys. I need to try and be better about that. Anywayyyy, after seeing a similar project on Pinterest, I set out to create some wall art for the big empty wall in our kitchen and I want to share with you how it turned out!

Scrapbook Paper Wall Art

For this project I used:

  • 9 sheets of 12″x 12″ scrapbook paper
  • 9 12″ x 12″ squares of masonite (you could also use foam board of plywood)
  • modge podge (I used matte, not glossy)
  • paintbrush
  • command velcro strips (to mount the squares onto the wall)

I bought a long board of masonite at Home Depot on the cheap. I made sure I had enough for D to cut it into a satisfactory amount of 12 x 12 inch squares which he kindly did for me at home. Any excuse to play with his jigsaw. Then I painted a layer of modge podge on the masonite, put a piece of scrap book paper on top, and painted a layer of modge podge over the paper. The trick is being careful not to use too much, because that can create a whole mess of air bubbles and wavy paper issues.

Scrapbooked Masonite Squares

After they dried we measured out where we wanted them to go on the wall, and how far apart we wanted them spaced. We used velcro strips to hang them on the wall  so that If I want to, I can re-arranage them! I stuck with black and white for this, since those are the main colors in our kitchen, but I think using bright colored scrap book paper for this project would be really fun. I also think our wall is not yet complete, I might add something across the top of the squares.Don’t know what yet.

Keep Calm Scrapbook Paper

Scrapbook Paper Wall Decoration

What do you think?