Hi! My name is Brooke, and this is a room I created! It was really fun to do things the “THRIFTY” way and spend hardly ANYTHING to make the room cute. That’s just how I roll. To make things simple, I’ll just start with a “ART” I made for the wall!
After a few days of contemplation, I decided to create an art piece myself. Of course this is almost always the conclusion I come to in a situation like this. IT’S WAY cheaper…and usually CUTER if you do things yourself.
So, I took 2 blank white canvas art boards (that I bought at the local craft store for $7.00 each) and went to work.
FIRST…I found a pattern that I loved, and wanted to use. In this case, it was the fabric I had already obtained on clearance at Pottery Barn. (The black and white pattern that I used to make the window valence and also placed at the bottom of the bed.)
Next, I carefully cut out the painters tape to create the pattern. I ended up using both the negative space and the positive space as the stencil. I laid them out on the canvas to make sure they looked good, and fit well.
I then took off the wax paper (carefully :)) and put them on the canvas.
This part is VERY important. Don’t put too much paint on your brush, and be extra careful about the edges of the tape. I still ended up touching up around them in a few spots.
Here is the finished product! What a success! Don’t you think!?!?
TOTAL COST: $14.00 for the canvas + a smidgen for painters tape and craft paint EQUALS….”THRIFTY!!!!!”