Well I've always loved it and deep down inside I knew I could make it. I think it was destiny for me to have it because last week while lurking online, I discovered this site and tutorial.
Isn't it loverly?!!! Well her tutorial was so thorough that I came out looking like a total genius I tell ya! Click on the link and see for yourself.
She's a special education teacher just like me! Gah! I love it! Here's my version of this art.
First I started with a blank canvas that I had bought at Ross for $2.00. It's 18x24. Who knew Ross had art supplies? I stocked up on crap!
So I took Paisley's advice from her tutorial and I glued pages from an old Puerto Rican phonebook I stole after my last vacation. What the hell was I going to do with it? Who knows how my brain works? I modge podged this by the way.
After the Modge was dry I covered the whole canvas with a coat of left over hallway paint. It just so happened to be the right kind of antique-ish white.
While the paint dried, I took the time to cut some vinyl numbers in various fonts and sizes and placed them like the Potter Barn original. I of course used my Silhouette but the vinyl was from the dollar store. After this, I spray painted the whole thing in black. Then I made it look old by taking painters tape and sticking it here and there and ripping it off. This gave it a look of wear and tear.
I love how this came out!! Especially since it took about $3.00 worth of materials to make.
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