Total Basset Case: DIY : Cookie Cutter Canvas

Nov 14, 2016

DIY : Cookie Cutter Canvas

First of all, thank you all so very much for your sweet words regarding Little Mister's homecoming!  We are sending you all lots of love and snuggles!

And now for a deviation from all things baby...a DIY!
Before Little Mister arrived we had quite the list of things we wanted to get accomplished.  Clearly we didn't get everything done but we did get quite a few things crossed off the list.
Like things normally go, once we started on one projected that led to another and so on and so on.
One of those projects was painting the nursery and guest bedroom.  We decided then to get new carpet.  The nursery used to be Floyd's room (please don't bring it up, he is very sad about losing his room) and I knew I wanted new carpet in there to get rid of his hair and dander.

We decided to paint before we installed new carpet.  By we I mean Mister because I was pregnant and couldn't...darn :)
However we did discover this paint sprayer and while the prep work is a lot, Mister painted an entire room in less than an hour.  (I will say, if you're looking for a gift for hard to shop for man in your life, this would be a great one!)

From there you know how home improvement projects go...once the guest room was painted we wanted a new comforter for the bed and new artwork for the walls.
Well some of you may remember this post by Mister and the canvas he painted.  
We decided we wanted to revamp it and use it in the guest room.

We went back and forth on how/what should be on the canvas.  We knew wanted something easy to do but also a little abstract.  After some Pinteresting we came across the idea of using a cooking cutter dipped in paint and applied on the canvas.
 Hello genius idea.
With SUCH a simple idea, the options are really limitless.  I think it would be so fun to do one of these for a kids bathroom or nursery.  I love the idea of doing the reverse of what we did and doing a dark canvas with white cookie cutter design.

To begin, Mister painted the canvas white so we had a blank slate and then we decided our basset hound cookie cutter seemed most appropriate for our project.

(Can you spot the actual basset?)

This was seriously one of the easiest DIY projects ever
and huge props to Mister for doing it all! Including EVEN going to Hobby Lobby and picking up the supplies!

Now it's hanging in the guest room and it makes me chuckle every time I see it.
 Yes, we really are that crazy of basset people :) 
I just love the way this turned out.
It's subtle enough to be hilarious to us. 

I am planning on a nursery and guest room tour and you can see the canvas in action!


Kait said...

It looks even better in person!

Courtney said...

Oh my gosh I need to make a poodle canvas right this minute. So stinking cute!