I’m finally getting around to blogging about my second project. This entire project may be scrapped as most of the projects I had planned were for our house, and well, now we’re trying to sell it. Trying being the keyword here. So far, unsuccessful. But that’s another post. However, this NaBloPoMo thing has given me the inspiration to keep blogging about my projects and maybe even keep going with it. I do want to complete them still and I talked about doing projects with/for my mom at her house once we are settled there since that will be our home for a little while. We’ll see where this idea ends up.
For my second project I still had in mind to complete our “mantle” aka the shelf above the TV with a nice little collage of pictures and design elements. I found another tutorial on Pinterest and this little project didn’t take long at all. In fact, I did it side by side with Project #1!
I bought a blank canvas, some black acrylic paint, and a copper leafing kit. I used some trusty Trader Joe’s bags to paint my canvas on using just some cheap foam brushes.
Then I applied the copper leafing. This step was kind of a bitch and The Count had to help me out at the end because I was pretty frustrated. Those kits and the sealant/glue are also pretty pricey, just FYI!
Finished piece on the left, although I have never been happy with any pictures of it, and especially not this one, which is why it’s taken me so long to post about it. But you get the idea, right? It’s just to be used as a backdrop. Right now I have a little terracotta pot (which I plan on painting) with a colorful cactus in it in front of the canvas.
This is also post #4 of NaBloPoMo.
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