Friday, September 30, 2011

The "R" is finally finished!

Okay I know that the "R" finally being finished means absolutely nothing to you, but for me its a huge whew moment.  I cannot describe the angst this one little project has been giving me!  I think its because it really stands for something a whole lot bigger, and that's whats really getting to me.  It stands for my Master Bedroom re-do.  I am now starting the process of redecorating my master bedroom.  This project was the first step of MANY in that process.  It's my goal that everything that goes into my master Bedroom be something that I have created or already owned.  Crazy ambitious I know, it's as if it is a personal journey of sorts, and I am so excited about it.  Now on to this angst riddled project.

Its a decorative wall art "R".

I love how it came out!  

Originally it was just supposed to be the white letter on the gray canvas

but it just seemed stark, dry, and cold.  Not exactly the mood you want in a Master Bedroom you are trying to turn into an oasis of calm!  So after seeing many different embellishment ideas on Pinterest I decided to go with this flower one.  (I will go into more detail about how to create it on another post).  I loved the 3 dimensional effect it has, as well as the unbridled look where the canvas just can't contain it.  I also gave it a good coat of sealer/shine to give it a warm glow.  

I almost forgot to mention one of the cooler aspects of this that really impressed my husband.  
My nifty recycled hanger. 

Yes, your eyes aren't deceiving you, that is a tab from a soda can hot glued on there.  
I found this idea at via Pinterest via D and couldn't wait to try it out. It works great!

All in all, although there were hours of indecision poured into this simple art, I love the final result and I feel like I am starting off on the right foot for my Master Bedroom re-do.  There are many more projects ahead so keep an eye out for them.

Please leave me a comment letting me know what you think and what you might have done differently on the embellishments   I already have a few I want to do on the next "R".  Who knows I may like your idea and do it too.  I am always on the lookout for great ideas.

Have a great day and God Bless your family.

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  1. aww, I love it! The soda tab idea is awesome!

  2. Very pretty! Love the color and the soda tab hanger- I find I need picture hangers and hate to buy them - I can't wait to try it!

  3. @Natalie Thanks!!!! I know right!!! its hanging well too! Just have to make sure its centered on the art lol
    @Debra thanks!! I am in love with gray right now! I have several more of these canvases that I have dreams about hanging around the house. Looks as if the soda can tabs will be getting a workout here. lol Hope they work out for you as well! Another thing I have used is a safety pin. So if the tabs wont work you could try that.

  4. I love how it turned out. Great job, can't wait to see the tutorial.
    I am your newest follower.

  5. Thanks Jessica! Glad you will be checking in on a regular basis!! I have a couple project to be posted ahead of the tutorial, but it will be on here soon.

  6. I love how you hung it with the soda tab. I am going to feature this on Thursday afternoon at Bacon Time. Thanks for linking up. I am also following you on Pinterest now.


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