I’ve mentioned a few times that I’m addicted to Pinterest. It makes me want to dress fancier, cook better & craft up a storm. The clothing is just wishful thinking but I have managed to cook some mean Pinterest inspired meals and I’ve definitely gotten a lot craftier. Back in April I decided to overhaul the look of my bedroom. It turned out great and I was honestly going to do a post about it, but I got lazy and didn’t get the finishing touches done; Art for my cloffice (closet office, I’m a space saver) and some manner of storage for my insane amount of shoes. The shoes are still looking for a fanciful home, but I tackled a Pinterest art project for my wall on Saturday. It was based on this pin: Easy Art Blocks.
Sure, everything sounded relatively easy, but I thought I could make it easier. Why go to Lowe’s, have wood cut and have to attach a picture hanging kit when I could just buy ready to hang canvas? And why bother distressing the edges when I could just buy scrapbook paper that already looked distressed? All I needed was canvas, scrapbooking paper, Mod Podge and a brush. This was going to be a cakewalk!
I laid out my scrapbook paper, picked the designs I liked best and unwrapped my canvas. Then I grabbed the Mod Podge. I read the directions. I read them again. I realized I had no idea what I was doing. I had always heard that Mod Podge was some sort of crafting wizardry that had the addictive powers of crystal meth. I had also been calling it Modge Podge for years. Nice of someone to correct me.
I was suddenly completely overwhelmed. I wished on the crafting star and put my supplies away for the night.
My crafting Fairy Godmother, Charlie Hester, granted my wishes and did a video tutorial on using Mod Podge the very next day! Check it out here!
And my cloffice art? It turned out pretty nicely I think! (sorry for the crappy iPod photos)