homemade ginger: DIY Brush Stroke Letters

DIY Brush Stroke Letters

Friday, August 8, 2014

Last week I shared my trash cans that I transformed into stools for the basement playroom.


Well, I'm back with another quick playroom project! I've had some letters sitting around for awhile that I knew I wanted to hang on the brick wall, I just didn't know what I wanted to do with them. I finally got out my paints and went crazy making them super colorful!


I love how they turned out! I didn't have a real plan, I just knew I wanted to incorporate a lot of color. I started off with these cardboard letters from Joanns.

I painted them with white acrylic paint first. Then, I just started layering on different colors of brush strokes in the color palette that I want for the basement.


I did a few colors at a time, then I would let it dry for a bit and then layer on more colors. If you don't let it dry between colors, you will end up with a muddy end result.


I kind of want to do a painting in this style for a spot in our living room. It was so fun and didn't take long at all!


Also, you may notice something else that's different about this spot...


That's right. I painted the table! I covered the top in chalkboard paint and the legs in some leftover teal Annie Sloan chalk paint that I had on hand.


My next step is to add some art supply storage to this wall. I can't wait to finish up this little nook!

6 comments :

  1. Very cute! This will be the perfect creating spot.

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  2. LOVE the effect of the different colors. SO cute!

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  3. This is so much fun, LOVE how it turned out! Thanks for sharing it over at The Makers Link Party, pinned :)

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  4. this looks great! when i made artwork like this, it looked like a child did it. love the colors you chose.
    b

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  5. I love the pattern, it would look so pretty on a variety of things!

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  6. I seriously love this A LOT! The colors you went with were perfect. I adore the white brick wall too:)

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