Thursday, June 7, 2012

Craft Room Art Work

I’ve always liked Pottery Barn’s typography wall art from a few years ago.  They offered this vintage-looking typewriter art …
PB typewriter art 
and this big, bold number canvas:
pb number art
I love the idea of this artwork in a crafting space, so I’ve put it in my inspiration board to reference as I create my craft room:
mood board
This week, I re-created the artwork on huge 2’x3’ canvases:
First, I painted both canvases (Sherwin Williams' Fresh Linen) and then I put down my letters and numbers which I cut on repositionable contact paper using my Cricut. Next I painted black over everything. When that was dry, I peeled off the letters/numbers. For the typewriter art, I then used a liner brush to create the light circles just inside the black circles. Once everything was dry, I gave it a light coat of glaze (Ralph Lauren’s Smoke color) to soften up the colors.
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Theirs ran around $200-$300 each.  I bought my canvases on a 50% sale for $12.50 each at Hobby Lobby.theirs and mine letters
theirs and mine numbers
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A few more things to do to the room before a final reveal with lots more pics, but it’s coming along nicely!
Thanks for visiting!

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  1. Oh Lori, this wall art is wonderful! Next time tell me when you post these things! I forget to look :(
    Hugs, Loretta

  2. Thanks for linking up, Lori! You always do such great work. I am featuring you in my post today.

  3. It looks great! I knocked off this same typewriter art from Pottery Barn a few years ago. Still one of my favorite projects!

  4. I'm interested in the typewriter idea...but how did you get the black circles so perfect? I don't have a Cricut. Any thoughts?