Saturday, November 12, 2011

Home, Let me come home.

I got the idea for this little project from my friend Alaina. It is also all over Pinterest right now as a great DIY piece of art for your home.

It's quite easy. First, take an old painting (buy one from a thrift store, use one from Grandma's basement, whatever you find that works)

My roommate and I chose this one from Salvation Army for about $6.00. We loved the colors and the frame.

Next, decide what you would like it to say. I chose lyrics from the popular song "Home" by Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros. Not only does it mean a lot to me due to listening to it with friends all summer, but also when I lived in Ireland last year my roommate sent it to me to cure a night of homesickness. It has become one of our songs ever since.

Bean's attempt at helping.

After all of the letters were adhered it just needed a few coats of gesso. I thought it turned out really well. My favorite part is the girls face peaking out between the E and T, definitely a great accidental moment.


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