Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Another new detail for M's room...A "Pin Re-Spin"

So here is the first post of what I'm going to call a "Pin Re-Spin".  Where I take an inspiring idea or recipe that I saved on my pin boards & I give it my own little spin.

I started M's room make-over FOREVER ago!  It's been almost a year since I purchased this wooden letter "M", unsure of exactly what I wanted to do with it.  Then Pinterest waltzed into my life sometime late last Summer & over the last year, I would occasionally see inspiring ideas such as these...

http://pinterest.com/pin/150307706282984149/
http://pinterest.com/pin/150307706282986759/
http://pinterest.com/pin/150307706283056217/
http://pinterest.com/pin/150307706283056221/
http://pinterest.com/pin/150307706283057359/
http://pinterest.com/pin/150307706283173342/

Well, I finally got around to completing my little project this week.  Can you guess which pin I pulled the most inspiration from?  I LOVE how it turned out & so does Miss M.  :) 

So, here is how I did it (Sorry, I'm far to busy to post pictures of all of my steps, but it's pretty easy to follow anyways):

I used masking tape to mark off my white lines (no need for "fancy" painters tape).  Then I did 2 coats of pink (#633 Baby Pink) letting it dry between coats. I'm not really an artist so I don't know very much about acrylics but, I used FolkArt Acrylic from Jo-Ann's & was pleased with the thickness and pigment. It probably didn't even need the 2nd coat but, I did it anyways.  Then I painted the edges of the canvas as well as the wooden letter yellow (#904 Lemonade).  Next, I traced the M onto some fabric I had left over from the canopy I made for M's room and carefully cut it out with my mini rotary cutter.  I brushed ModgePodge onto the wooden letter and carefully smoothed the fabric on top and sealed with water and more ModgePodge.  Then I hot glued that sucker into the canvas & wa-la! 

Thanks so much to www.housetweaking.com for the inspiring idea! (http://www.housetweaking.com/2010/12/19/homemade-gifts-for-my-nieces/).

Whenever I finally get the rest of the little projects complete I'll post full pictures of her room & how it all ties together.

If you have completed & blogged about any Pin Re-Spins of your own, I'd love to see them, so please share in the comments section below.

*And I just Googled my little phrase "Pin Re-Spin"... Looks like I'm the FIRST ever to coin this term.  Woo Hoo!*  :)

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