Remember that weekend I skipped the football game? This is one of the things I did instead:
It was inspired by this pin:
and, like everything I do off Pinterest, was super easy. Here's how:
Canvas(es). I got four on sale at Michael's for $10!
Cheapo acrylic paint -- I used the kind that's like 59 cents a bottle at Walmart
Thin painter's tape (like the blue kind)
A note on the paint: I accidentally bought the red in glossy, but decided to use it anyway. Pat likes the glossy finish, but I liked the others better. I thought the red/glossy was streaky and it's definitely shiny.
You'll also notice I selected KU colors. That was part of my plan to make it boyfriend and boy-roommate approved. But I think lots of different colors would be lovely. :)
Step one: Paint the canvas white. My canvas started out white, but I am glad I painted it anyway because it made touch-ups easier.
Step two: Put the tape on your canvas in however many lines you like. I did fewer lines than the inspiration pin.
I also tried to have the tape pretty tight. If you look at the inspiration pin, their tape was looser and the paint got underneath, but I wanted clean lines.
Step three: Paint as many coats as you like! I did three.
Step five: Let dry and hang!
I'm pretty happy with the final product! (Sorry for the crappy photos, but I think they get the point across :) People comment on them when they see them, and they're much better than the big empty wall we had before!
What do you guys think? Have you done any easy DIYs lately?