I love arts and crafts projects, but am usually so busy with work and tagging along on adventures with my hubby that I normally don’t have much time to devote to this favorite pastime. But when I was preparing to head off to San Francisco at the end of the summer, I unexpectedly found myself with a bit of time to spare. So, inspired by my friend who painted this amazing chevron rug, I decided to try my hand at oil painting, both free hand and stencil. And while I like to believe that I am on the creative side, painting and drawing have never been my forte, so I was surprisingly pleased with my results (although I could definitely still use some work!). And of course I also like the fact that I was able to contribute a little hand-made-goodness to our fun and whimsical spare bedroom.
Making my stencil with frog tape (please excuse my mess in the background!)
Finished gold chevron canvas (my edges bled a little, so I might explore another option the next time around)
Orange, turquoise, and gold free hand, could use some work, but not too bad for my first try!!
End result: fun pops of color brighten up a transformed antique dresser (also seen in here)…