PINNED is a series about attempting the things I pin. What? Actually doing those things? I know, it is crazy, but I really hate clutter in my life and that includes pins that I am not using. So, when the creative mood strikes, I scour my Pinterest boards and try to knock something off the list. I share the good, the bad and the ugly of how my attempt goes with you here.
I am SO excited to share this PINNED project from Infarrantly Creative! This is by far the easiest tutorial I have ever followed, and Beckie deserves major kudos for thinking of everything. She even shared her Silhouette file for the words. I honestly think the only way she could have been more helpful would have been to show up at my door with 11 paint sticks. I highly recommend you get on this project – pronto!
Just to recap:
- Tutorial? Awesome
- Cost? Free
- Time? Maybe an hour total, but split up in smaller tasks
Sometimes it is nice to have a sure winner of a project, isn’t it?!
I did not have to pay anything for this project. I stopped in at Lowe’s and asked the kind folks if they could spare 11 5-gallon paint sticks. I offered to pay, but they said “No problem.” That works for me, because I shop there a lot and spend plenty there.
I had all three of the paint colors I used already on hand, and I picked each up over time with the free coupons for a Valspar sample that sometimes show up in magazines. They usually come out once a season and I just pick out colors that I like and save them for future projects such as this. I believe they cost $2.99 without the coupon. I thought I would work in some red, but when I put the blue, gray and white together they sort of fell in love and made this lovely sign. Who am I to question true love?
I also used sandpaper, wood glue and a picture frame hanger, all of which I already had on hand from other projects. I absolutely love this saying (both of them). When Will saw the final result he yelled, “THAT is the most awesome thing ever!” It just about blew his 7-year-old mind that it actually says two things at once. It was so cute that he got it.
Beckie thoroughly covers all the steps on her blog - go pin it now and try it soon! The only difference in how I made mine was that I used paint from a jar, not spray paint (I used a sponge brush to apply it). It was quick and easy – instant gratification, which is nice when you can get it. It is already hanging in the hallway in our freshly painted basement.
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