Disclosure: Ace Hardware has provided free paint samples. I was also compensated for my time and this blog post. All opinions and positions expressed here are my own and do not necessarily reflect those of Ace Hardware.
We moved into our house when I was 7 months pregnant and because of
that and then having the baby, running a business and just life itself,
it’s been nearly impossible to finish decorating our place. It’s always
a work in progress. One room I love the most is my daughter’s room.
We made sure to finish it before she arrived and it’s probably my
favorite (and actually finished) room in the house. My daughter is 19
months old now so I decided to switch up a few decor pieces in her
room. A lot of the stuffed animals that were just decor are now toys
that she plays with every day so I’ve been changing and adding things.
One thing that I really want to do is to add a different color to her
room. We had painted it a really pretty gray that I still love but I
wanted an accent wall or maybe even adding stripes.
I knew that I wanted a pink as I adore pink and gray together and I wanted something a bit more bright and not too “baby”. I headed to Ace to look at paints and came home with a sample of
Valspar’s Pouty Pink. I love the almost orange/coral of this color. I didn’t yet want to commit to painting the wall so I decided to start with a small project that I could hang on
her wall and see how it might look with the current color. I racked my brain for what I could do and I just knew that I wanted to paint a canvas but wasn’t quite sure what else I wanted to do. I also have limited time for DIY projects so wanted to do something quick and easy. I went to the craft store and suddenly inspiration came over when I saw these quotes! I went home with my supplies and got to work!
The rest of the process is super easy, just paint the canvas, wait a few hours for paint to dry, paint another coat until you are happy with the coverage. Wait overnight as you want the paint to for sure be dry when you put the vinyl letters on. When paint is completely dry add the vinyl lettering as directed and voila!
For the glitter canvas, mix 1 parts ModPodge to approx 1-2 parts glitter (start with 1 to 1 and judge based on your mixture if you want to add more) paint the canvas, wait for it to dry and keep on adding coats. Because it’s glitter you will not get an even coverage so I had to check corners and such for empty spaces and keep on adding more of the glitter/Mod Podge mixture. Let dry overnight and then apply the vinyl lettering as directed.
Here’s how it looks on the wall!
Just a little accent for now but I do love it against the gray wall! Now I just have to plan some time to paint stripes on the empty wall in the room but I think it will look fabulous!
The gold “ONE” is from her first birthday party – I just loved it and had to incorporate it since we use gold as an accent in her room. Shelves are Ikea and my husband spray painted the brackets gold.
Going to The Paint Studio at Ace is like going to your neighbor.