My husband Dan and I have been talking about this project for about 3 months. It’s been on my to do list, and he has been so great to talk me through the “nitty gritty” parts of what tools, what type of wood to buy…etc.
Items you need for this project:
One sheet of MDF: $25.00
2 Yards of Black felt: $6.00
A projector to get the image onto the wood. (I borrowed a friend’s)
Tools to cut it out (my hubby’s jigsaw)
Staple gun and staples (a smigen)
Spray paint in the color of your choice (about $5.00)
We bought a full sheet of MDF and cut it into four equal parts. We actually had the Home Depot guys use their big machine to cut it for us. It was AWESOME they cut it perfectly. I used three of the four MDF boards for this project. Each one was 24 inches wide and 48 inches tall.
The first thing we did was project the image onto the boards using my friends Liz and Jo’s projector. This was pretty funny because I kept bumping the projector. (OK, not funny at the time, but looking back, FUN-NY).
To those that missed my preview post found HERE, I used an image of a pillow for this project. I used photoshop to fit two of the designs across the three boards. One of them in one corner and the other one in the opposite corner. Here is the pillow. So cute.
Here is my cute friend Natasha helping me trace the images onto the boards. What a rock star for helping me. She is doing a similar project. When she’s done with hers I’ll show you hers.
This is what they looked like when we got done tracing the images onto the boards. We had to freehand a little bit because of the image getting distorted. I think we did pretty darn good.
My cute hubby spent an ENTIRE (yes, about 5.5 hours) Saturday cutting these bad boys out. I had NO idea that it would take him so long. I bet he was ready to kill me by the end, but he didn’t complain once. I’m a lucky gal. I’ll have to repay him with his favorite EVERYTHING. I’m pretty sure I owe him a leg for this…a kidney…an arm…ya know…A LOT!
Here they are when the cutting was complete. I even offered to help him cut them out. The truth is, he didn’t trust me to do it. He knew it wouldn’t look as good, and I would probably mess it up. He’s probably right. I’m kind of a spaz at this part.
Then I primed and painted the boards. I needed to prime them because the MDF sucks the paint right in. I used white KILZ to prime them, and then spray painted them cream when the primer was completely dry. Here are the bad boys in the process. Do you like my carpet pieces…you can tell I use them to paint all sorts of things.
After the painting was complete, I upholstered the back of each board with black felt. I chose felt because it is CHEAP with a capital C. Felt by the yard is 2.99 at JoAnn’s right now. Plus it is 72″ wide. So, I bought two yards. I stapled them to the board with my trusty staple gun.
Voila. Don’t they look AWE-SOME? I am so excited about them.
Dan is on his way home with the hardware to hang them on the wall, but I couldn’t wait to show them to you.
Do you like them?
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