The nearest Ikea store is 45 min. away so it did not make sense to return it. Since I really liked the overall size for the breakfast nook wall and the hanging hardware attached to the back was very sturdy, I decided not to throw it away and coated it with primer instead. After first coat....(I used two coats)
I am really loving a quote by Albert Camus that really speaks to what our family has discovered while going through a difficult time in our lives (you can read more about that here). I painted the whole board burnt yellow and used white acrylic paint for the lettering. I first tried using a stencil but did not like the perfectly uniform look. I wanted more of a free style so I lightly wrote out the letters myself in pencil and then painted over them with white acrylic paint.
I am by no means experienced when it comes to creating wall art so I was pleasantly surprised when it actually turned out to be something I wanted to display!
If you want to see the print in living colah' watch the short video below. My dear sister was visiting us from New Jersey and so the family gathered at my house for the weekend. While reminiscing about our childhood my brother and sister decided to try a clapping game we loved as children . Hilarious I tell you! The print is in the background...
The primer I used was Olympic's No VOC Primer and the burnt yellow was a sample of Behr's Wild Bamboo with some brown acrylic paint I mixed in. What items have you dramatically altered lately?
To check out our different makeovers with before and after pictures go here.
I am linking up to Boogie Board Cottage and C.R.A.F.T.. Please visit them for lots of inspiration!