Monday, June 25, 2012

My Favorite Number

I used to dream
about living at the lake.
About five years ago
we bought a lot
but we weren't ready
to live there full time yet.
But I knew it would happen someday.
So while I was waiting
to live at Lot 22
I made a big canvas to remind me of it.

I wanted something big and graphic
and kind of reminded me of
an old football jersey.

To get the old worn jersey look
the most important tool is an old chip brush.
You can see more about this dry brush
application that I did on this Route 66 Sign.

Use darker colors to shade at the bottom
and at the right of the numbers.
I even darkened the shading at the
bottom right corner of the canvas.
I also used a dry brush white.

Because I used yard canvas
I could just turn under the edges and glue.
Then I added grommets to the top.
You can see how I did that here.
Since this is canvas by the yard you will just
cut a hole rather than drill.

Dry brush areas around the numbers and letters.

Now I have my canvas hanging on the
wall above my sofa.
You can see it from the lake when you're in the boat.

But while I was still living in my home before this
I kept my favorite number hanging
as a reminder of the future.

I clipped lake pictures all around it
so that it was a dream board.

I think it would be fun to make a canvas
with your kid's sports jersey number
and hang sport pics all around.

It could be great in a boys or girls bedroom.

So it can be your favorite number
or jersey art....
big and bold impact.

I'm loving summer,
but, wow, have I been busy!
Are you like me?
I want to make time for projects
but have the pull of so many
great summer activities.

Hope you're enjoying yours!
Thanks for taking the time to stop.
Appreciate it, Deb

Linking to:     Saturday:       Funky Junk Interiors

                      Monday:         DIY Showoff
                                             Between Naps on the Porch


Heidi Lisa said...

Love the warm colors! Well done!

Rasonda @ East Conolly Cottage said...

Love this Deb, what a great reminder of something so dear. Cannot wait to have a lake house ike you some day!

Deb Hrabik said...

I remember the waiting, Rasonda. Even though I lived on a beautiful acreage, I ordered Coastal Living magazine! lol

The Checkered Apple said...

Looks great Deb!

Deb Hrabik said...

Always appreciate your visit Diane!

Heidi Lisa said...

Ha! I'm going from coastal to to acreage, but hope to inject cottage flair!

Deb Hrabik said...

Funny. You'll love that too. I like your silhouette header at Never Rush Ranch.

Bliss said...

Another winner in my book.


Becky@Beyond The Picket Fence said...

Came to your blog for a little inspiration before I head out to paint. PS--featuring one of your link ups tonight :)!

Deb Hrabik said...

Thank you Becky!
That's fun to hear.
I really like your sunshine art and salvaged window!

{northern cottage} said...

fabulous - i love love love the rusty real look of it! awesome!

Deb Hrabik said...

Thank you Norhtern Cottage1

Kari said...

This looks fabulous! You did a great job!

SmithShack71 said...

I love this idea. I know the feeling of wanting to be somewhere so badly. I'm in that sort-of waiting game now. I'm totally going to do something to the likes of this. Also, attempting the dip and drag on a little old paint stool today. Thanks for the inspire. Have a lovely weekend!