Last week I did a Guest Post for my friend Barbara at Chase the Star. I am so excited to share it with you here today, too!
I love anything DIY, don’t you? I had so much fun making this DIY Personalized Beach Art. I saw something similar at a farmer’s market a few weeks ago, and I could get it out of my head. So I gathered my essentials and started to work.
I thought I would share my DIY Personalized Beach Art with you today.This is my DIY Personalized Beach Art. It’s really easy, rustic and looks great in any home.
(Easy and looks great are what I love!)
1.I bought a frame at the thrift store for $3. Not my choice of picture-But I am ready to fix that.
I turned over the print and used the backside for my DIY Personalized Beach Art. You could do the same for some of your vacation spots or places you’ve lived. Use your imagination and have fun!
2. I got out all of my fave colors of paint, along with all of my stencils. I love blues and some greens. Perfect for beach art, right?
3.Using the lighter colors and a sponge brush I painted the background. It’s not smooth or perfect. Just fun. I used antique gray as the main base color, with other colors coming through. After the paint was almost dry, I got to work with my stencils, again using my sponge brush. I began listing all of our favorite beaches, so it would be personalized. Using different sizes, fonts and colors I went to work.
4.I didn’t want it perfect. I left most of my imperfections. I wanted it to be a piece of beach art. As you can see with the lighter colors I outlined with a pen. Yep, a regular green ink pen.
This is a closer look, so you can see the imperfectness of this project. Exactly what I wanted.
On some of the beach/island names I layered the stencil, for an older, worn look.
Another close up, so you can see that I didn’t clean up a few of my messes. Then it was looking a little worn. Again, exactly what I wanted.
And here she is. My own DIY Personalized Beach Art. I love it. I hope you will make one soon and let me know all about it!
Do you have vacation spots, places you have traveled, or even places you have lived that you could make your own piece of art? I bet you do, and I would love to see them asap…
Thanks for joining me today. It is always a pleasure to have you here.
Make it a great day!
Cher @ Designs by Studio C says
Wow, the piece looks great!! I like how you layered some of the wording and the colors are fabulous!!
Cher @ Designs by Studio C
Thanks so much Cher! I take that as a very high compliment.
What a fabulous transformation, Meegan!
Thank you Kristi! I love when you stop by my blog :)