DIY ‘Just forget the world’ Wall Art

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I saw something like this on Pinterest that I just loved. I love this song, Chasing Cars by Snow Patrol and these lyrics just seemed perfect for bedroom art. The theme in my room is modern with gold accents and you know the saying, “Go Gold or Go Home!” (That is the saying right?)

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Anywho let’s get onto the tutorial:

Ingredients  Supplies:

2 Canvas, Mine are 16×20

Stencils or sticker letters

Gold metallic spray paint

Glue, hot glue or spray adhesive

Scrap piece of cardboard

**Shopping tips:

  • Both my canvases came together from Hobby Lobby I think. They were $7.99 total.
  • If you have awesome handwriting, you could totally paint the words on yourself and save yourself the trouble of finding stickers. I really like the script font as opposed to a Times New Roman looking situation and luckily I found the perfect stickers at Hobby Lobby for $7.99. Unfortunately there were not quite enough letters for the full phrase but it worked out for me because I only used some of them as stencils and the others I actually glued on. It will make more sense when you read the tutorial.

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Instructions:

001 Set out the stickers on each canvas to get the spacing right. The stickers didn’t stick to the canvas for me so it wasn’t really a problem to move them around to get them to look how I wanted.

002 Since the stickers didn’t stick to the canvas, I used a glue stick to press them down all the way. I only did this with the first canvas. I wanted all the edges to stick so that when I spray painted them, the letters would appear crisp.

003 Now it’s time to spray paint. I only spray painted the first canvas. Make sure to follow the basic spray painting rules: Never hold the can still, or you’ll get splotches. Keep an equal distance from the canvas the whole time. You know…that sort of thing.

004 Thankfully glue sticks are not that reliable, so it’s easy to peel off the letters. You don’t have to wait too long after spray painting because it dries fairly fast. And that’s it! Canvas one is done!

005 For the second canvas, I reused whatever letters I could from the first canvas, since they were already spray painted gold. Then I took the remaining letters and stuck them to a piece of cardboard in order to spray paint them. They stick better to cardboard than to canvas so you don’t need to use a glue stick on them.

006 Spray paint the letters, give them a minute to dry, then peel them off and place them on your white canvas.

007 Ideally you want to use spray adhesive to adhere the letters to the canvas. I didn’t have any on hand and was eager to finish the project, so I just used hot glue. It works but it’s a little tedious and you have to get all the edges and be careful that they don’t bubble. Then after it’s all done and dry you have to peel off the hot glue strings and excess glue.

And that’s it! Hang them up and enjoy the fruits of your labor!

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If you make this, I’d love to see pictures! Tag me on instagram @bossyjocie or Facebook, Bossy Jocie.

Neverland Nursery

 

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Remember when I did the reveal of the Winnie the Pooh nursery? Well we have since moved Evelyn into her own room downstairs and took the Pooh decor with her which means that the old Winnie the Pooh nursery needed a makeover!

Initially my thought was to do a nautical theme, because adorable! But as I was searching Pinterest for inspiration I came across a Peter Pan’s Neverland themed nursery and I was instantly hooked. I’m a sucker for storybook, imagination, fantasy goodness.

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I kept the crib and a few pieces from the old gallery wall but everything else is new and on theme.

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My favorite part of the room is probably the flying ship mobile. When I started making it, it was just going to be floating stars but once it was all done it felt like it was missing something and thus came the flying boat. If you know the story of Peter Pan, you know that he covers Captain Hook’s ship in pixie dust and uses it to fly Wendy and her brothers home. Making this mobile was a ridiculous amount of work but after seeing the end product, I feel like it was SO worth it.

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I love that this room has so many elements of the Peter Pan story; Captain Hook’s ship on one wall, a teepee from the lost boys on another. Even Captain Hook’s hook is there to hold up a lantern for my little lost boy’s night light.

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This has become one of my favorite rooms in the house. It’s so full of imagination and possibility. I’m excited for Remi to get older and find a similar love of the Peter Pan story and dream of going to Neverland.

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