Posts Tagged ‘color block’
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I’ve made it my mission to cram in as many holiday DIY projects as possible before Christmas this year (how is it less than two weeks away?!) because I always end up with a ton of extra ideas after Christmas that I wasn’t able to fit in before the holiday.
Sooooo, today I’m bringing you another holiday DIY and this one is perfect for the weekend!
Also, it one of my faves so far because I can (and will!) use it after the holidays are over, by removing one little piece. Easy as pie.
So what are we making exactly?
These giant color blocked holiday wall ornaments, made of wood, that double as a message station. Yay. I love projects that have a dual purpose. Don’t you?
So to make your own, you’ll just need a few supplies. You can pick everything up from Home Depot, so it’s a one stop shopping situation. Bonus!
- Laminated pine round 1″ x 17.75″ (you can find it in the lumber section)
- Wooster 3 pack brush set
- ScotchBlue Advanced Multi Surface Painters Tape
- Rust-Oleum 30 oz Flat Black Chalkboard Paint
- Primer (look for one that works well with wood)
- Wood block that measures 2″ x 4″
- Wood glue
1. Start by taping off a section of the wood round at a diagonal. And covering the entire area with strips of painter’s tape to keep from getting paint in areas you don’t want it.
2. Next, coat the exposed wood area in primer. This can be a latex primer that you spray on or a spray paint primer that works well with wood. I went with spray paint, but both work just as well. Add a second coat of primer if necessary, before moving on to step 3.
3. Once the primer is completely dry, it’s time to add the chalkboard paint. Be sure to shake up the can before opening. Then, paint the exposed surface with a paint brush. Wait for the paint to dry and add a second coat of chalkboard paint if necessary.
4. Once you’ve given the paint ample time to dry (1-2 hours or completely dry to the touch), you can peel off the painter’s tape. I have to brag for a second about how crisp that line is! I’m high giving myself right now.
5. Once the tape has been removed, add a long bead of wood glue across the surface of the wood block. This is what takes the finished piece from a basic circle to an ornament shape. Attach the wood block to the top center of the circle and allow it to dry completely, according to the label on the bottle. Done!
NOTE: If you want to reuse the message board after the holidays are over, do not use wood glue to attach the wood block to the circle. Instead, attach it with Command strips or double sided foam pad stickies, that can be removed after the holidays are over.
And if you don’t want to keep the raw wood exposed in the finished piece, you can paint over the raw side, after taping and priming. So there’s lots of options with this one. They would be fun with multiple colors too, kinds of like pie charts. Don’t you think? I might have to try that.
Concept, photography, and styling by Brittni Mehlhoff
Think you might give this project a try over the weekend?
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The downtown area of Jacksonville is really close to my neighborhood (I’m in Riverside for anyone who knows Jax) and there are so many cool buildings and walls to use for photos. Is your downtown like that too? Anyway, we stumbled across this amazing color blocked wall, which of course meant we just had to take some photos there.
This outfit is kind of my version of jeans and a t-shirt. I don’t really wear plain tees much (although I did just buy this one that I really like), so my version is a bit fancier. But just as easy to wear, if you ask me.
I pretty much live in these jeans and booties. I don’t care that it’s starting to get hot outside. Black jeans are my favorite. I was wearing the exact same ones in the very first Wear This post. And the top is super comfortable and breezy. So even though it has three quarter sleeves, it’s still pretty breathable.
I’ve had that Loquita tote bag forever and I usually use it as my carry on/ travel bag or when I have to tote around a ton of stuff for a shoot or something. And I bought the necklace when I was in LA a while back….Kelly, Ash, and I popped into Poketo and I pretty much shopped til’ I dropped. I had never been to the brick and mortar before, so I felt like it was my duty to buy
everything a few things.
Top // Sam & Lavi
Jeans // BDG
Shoes // DV by Dolce Vita (similar)
Bag // old Loquita NYC
Necklace // Cursive Design
Photography by Sarah Eddy
What does your version of jeans and a tee look like?
P.S. Notice anything different about my hair? I needed a change, so I lightened up the bottom. Way behind on the ombre trend, but better late than never, I suppose?
It’s been a really busy week here, but it’s never too busy (well, almost never) for my weekend DIY roundup. I pulled a little bit of everything this week. Just some things I am loving, that I’ll hope you’ll try…
1. DIY Ombre Melon Seed Necklace from My Little Fabric
2. DIY Geometric Painted Wall from Weekday Carnival
3. Fall Centerpiece DIY from Create Like Crazy
4. Painted Wine Glasses from Boulevard Pink
5. Arrow Tail Stamped Shirt from Whimsey Box
6. Fabric Flower Pins from Sugar & Cloth
7. DIY Rope Vases from Style Me Pretty
I also write for Curbly. Here are my posts from the week…
- Before and After: Budget Friendly Kitchen Makeover
- How To: Make a DIY Geoball with Paper (so cool – want to make, like, 100 of these)
- IKEA Hack: How to Make an Industrial Concrete Base Lamp
Have a great weekend!