I think I mentioned on many different occasions that I started a guest bedroom overhaul. And I was mentally prepared to share it until I spent a day repainting that room, only to later discover that I hated what I had done. I mentioned stalling out and hitting a road block. But I’m really only stalling out because I can’t stand the thought of repainting that room a more pleasing color, and I’m lazy.
Probably like most of you, I’ve been burning the candle at both ends so finding the time to paint feels daunting. I’ve focused a good bit of my creative attention on smaller projects I can knock out in an afternoon (or less). You might have seen Guest Bedroom Paintings or maybe you didn’t, I dunno. Anyway, I’ve done another little painting project to gussy up the bedside table on the other side.
I love a good mix of prints and I always have so any chance to exploit that is fine by me. I had another small canvas to use and I was digging on some stripes at that time. I painted the entire canvas in a stark white paint. And if you’re asking yourself why I painted a white canvas in white paint it is because no matter how white the canvas is at first glance…you’re going to find tons of smudges and other imperfections. Just paint the damn thing and keep it moving. Then, I covered the canvas in strips of a wide painter’s tape.
After that I removed every other strip of tape to expose the canvas that would be painted in black. It’s a lot easier than getting out the pencil and ruler. Hello, I ain’t gonna measure this. I know some other girls that wouldn’t measure it either.
So I painted the exposed canvas in black paint and made sure to paint a thick coat and removed the painter’s tape as soon as I could. It keeps the acrylic paint from drying and as a result, cracking and chipping, when you remove the tape. And if you’ve been on Pinterest at all lately, you know state art has become pretty trendy. I did an image search online and resized the image for my needs and traced it onto some cute scrapbook paper. And since I love North Carolina, that’s that!