Not only is today the second Wednesday of the month and time for March's Monthly DIY Challenge, but it also marks my daughter's 8th birthday. EIGHT! How in the world did that happen so fast? I'm not gonna get all mushy and go into how I feel about my baby turning eight, but I will say, I definitely teared up while tucking her into bed last night. I made her promise that she'll still wanna snuggle with her mama even when she's eight. Thankfully, she promised and even agreed to still let me kiss her in public, even in front of her friends. That's my girl!
Now that I'm feeling all sappy, let's switch gears to what this post is all about....March's Monthly DIY Challenge! This month's theme was "Blank White Canvas" and I just love what my talented blogger friends created.
You all know I have a love for the number 4 (obviously!), so of course that is the first thing that popped into my head when this month's theme was decided.
HERE'S WHAT YOU'LL NEED:
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- Blank White Canvas
- Blue Painter's Tape
- Black Craft Paint
- Mod Podge
- Elmer's Adhesive Letter's
- Cece Caldwell Wax and Aging Dust
- Wax Brush
- Lattice Strips
- Minwax Jacobean Stain
- Brad Nailer
- Paint Brush and Ruler
I started by making a border around the edge of the my canvas using painter's tape.
Elmer's letter's using Mod Podge.
Cece Caldwell wax and aging dust, but this stuff is seriously amazing. It's a bit pricey, but I've used it on furniture as well as many DIY projects and I still have at least half the tub left. For this project, I simply went over the entire piece with wax then aging dust. I let it dry for a bit then sanded the edges and around my paint lines.
I also decided to add a wood border using thin lattice strips. I cut pieces down to size using my Miter Saw, stained them with Minwax Jacobean stain then attached the wood to my canvas using a brad nailer.
Don't forget to head over and check out the rest of the creative canvas projects!