Remember my cabinet that I just finished? Well, I wanted to make some artwork to go above it to add some color to the room as well as to give it a finished look. I am so pleased with the way it turned out. Here's what I did.
I took 3 pieces of MDF that I had left over from my clock project. They measure 12X12 inches. I used some turquiose paint and painted all of them. Then I cut out a simple chevron stencil. Here's where it got a little time consuming. For some reason, I only could get one line of my stencil to look right when I was cutting it out. So I had to trace and move the chevron stripe for the whole square. Then I went back and painted the lines once they were all traced onto the board. It may or may not have been the reason I only did one square with a pattern instetad of doing two like I had orginally thought I would.
After I had the striped painted on, I went over it with a black glaze which I think gives it a more weathered/textured look.
To hang it on the wall, I hot glued some ribbon to the back and then hung them on some nails.
This is a really easy way to add personalized art work in your home for not a lot of cost. Seriously. I think this probably only cost me $2.00 to make all three. Now go crazy and make some of your own!