I'm been busy sprucing up the house, as a lot of us do in December. Today I focused on my Powder room. I had a boring white shelf in there and I wanted to install my new Industrial pipe shelves in there (tutorial coming soon!). Home decor is kind of like the book "If you give a mouse a cookie"....If you're going to replace your shelf, you're going to need to change the artwork, if you change the artwork, you'll need to change the rugs, if you change the rugs, then you'll need a new window valence....Yep! I feel way down the rabbit hole today. I got the shelf built and then I wanted some cute artwork to put on the wall.
I started thinking about what would be funny in the bathroom and as much as I enjoy some bathroom humor I didn't exactly think it made for good artwork Although... I do own these two books.
P.s. The first is very informative if you must know!
We recently watched Home Alone with my kids the other night and of course "merry Christmas ya filthy animal" was fresh in my mind.
I decided to go for a "wash your hands" but throw in a little filthy animal for fun!!
Here is what I came up with!
Fun Right?! Somestimes I just crack myself up!
Here is the breakdown of how I made this one! I used the PVPP method. (Paint Vinyl Paint Peel)
First thing you do is Paint your board the colors you WANT THE LETTERS TO BE. I knew I wanted black letters on a white sign, so I painted the board black. I used my Waverly Chalk paint, available at your local walmart, in color INK.
Then I cut my vinyl out and laid that over the board.
(Transfer tape, and then once the tape was removed. bad blogger, sorry for the blurry pic!!)
Next I painted the whole thing over with a coat of white paint. I actually used spray paint on this one because it was quick and easy!! Yes, you can use spray paint! I then used my blow dryer to speed up the process because....um hellloooooo most impatient crafter ever!
After the white paint was dry to the touch, I went back in with my exacto knife and I pulled off the vinyl lettering. That reveals your perfectly painted black letters!
Easy right?! PVPP is a great way to get really crisp lines!