Happy Sunday Funday Ya’ll! I haven’t done ‘Arts + Crafts’ since I was a little Girl Scout back in the day, but when Ace Hardware wrote to me about their new 31 Days Of Color paint campaign where they picked 31 bloggers to create fun projects each using a different color from the line I knew it was time for me to unleash my inner child and get creative!
*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.*
The color I received was ‘Island In The Sun‘…pretty suiting for a girl whose favorite color is purple and a girl who wishes she was writing this post from an island in the sun haha 😉 What is even more amusing is this hue of purple is pretty much identical to the color of my room! (Talk about coincidence) I actually completed two different projects with the paint kit Ace Hardware provided (it had ‘Island In The Sun’ paint + primer in one, a roller and a paint tray), so here is a list of what you will need to get the job done:
–Paint from Ace Hardware’s ‘Paint Studio’ (whatever shade is your favorite!) What I also love about this paint line is that it is a paint + primer in one! (one less thing you need to buy!)
-A Wooden Crate
-A Paint Roller
-A Paint Brush
-A Paint Tray
-An Xacto Knife (although my dad used a razor blade instead)
–White Moleskin Journal (I bought a ‘Poppin’ Journal from Staples…same idea)
My first project was to paint this cute wooden crate I got…I have been feeling artsy lately because I want to buy a nice new desk for my room to set up my blogging workshop (typically I sit on my bed with my MacBook Air, but as blogging is slowly becoming a little bit like a second full time job for me, I have been thinking a nice little office area would be ideal). This project is simple…simply pour a little paint into the paint tray…roll the roller in the paint and tap it on the tray to remove excess and then begin painting…voila!
My second project took a little more work…I used Photoshop to create a ‘Missy‘ graphic. I printed it and then my dad assisted me (because I am a total clutz and didn’t want to
hurt myself) with using an Xacto Knife to cut out the center of the image, so the paper became a stencil I could tape to my journal for me to paint in…
Because the paper is so flimsy, I used a little piece of cardboard to hold down the paper as I painted within the stencil so the paint wouldn’t spread. Once I finished painting in the whole stencil in, I peeled up the tape and mission complete!
Two cute desk accessories that are great for your office whether it’s a home office or a corporate space…these personal touches will make you smile throughout the day and add a little bit of ‘You’ wherever you go.
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