Wednesday, May 30, 2012

String Theory



So as you guys may remember, I'm on a constant quest to find pieces to fill the many walls in my house with art and decor that is not quite so 2D. This is the biggest apartment I've ever had (my life is so hard), and while its awesome, THERE ARE SO MANY WALLS.  I love my gallery wall, but I'm also trying to switch it up a bit.


So that brings us to today's project. These birch painting panels were on sale for $7 at Blick, and I had some leftover thread from a project you'll see eventually in the failures tag of this blog. A little black paint for $1.99 and we're in business. 


First, I painted the panel just for more contrast with my white thread, but really, the wood grain was really nice and would also look great with just a contrasting color string, if you wanted to go that way. (I tried to find you some good examples of that, but for some reason when I typed it into Pinterest I got a lot of pictures of thongs. I guess that is one form of string art.) 

After painting, I hammered some small nails randomly throughout the board. No need to stress about this being perfect, just try to space them out and take advantage of the space. If you are much more meticulous than me, I suppose you could map out your pattern in Photoshop/MS Paint before beginning. But anyone who has read this blog before knows that's not really the r/p style.


From there, I just started loop-de-looping from peg to peg. It takes about five minutes and was actually pretty therapeutic. 


I haven't decided yet if he'll join the gallery wall, or if he'll continue to take up residency next to my dying fern, or maybe he'll go on the shelves I plan to install this weekend? I just like the geometric punch he provides among all my whimsical deer heads and prints about how much I hate patriarchy


Also, just a reminder that sponsorships for June are now open! 

xo,

10 comments:

  1. Looks great. I need to spice up what materials I use for the art around my house, I might just need to go get some wood blocks now.

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    1. haha to be honest, this could have been done even cheaper with just a block of wood from the hardware store, but I was already at Blick and the bus ride to Home Depot is just too long haha

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  2. I just saw your dipped table on BetterAfter.blogspot.com; she has a thousands of followers. You're on fire.

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    1. i know, i was so excited because i LOVE that blog!!

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  3. I love this! Matt did this to his entire wall in the last place we were at. True story.

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    1. oh my god, of course he did. i bet it was amazing and way more mathematical than mine is though haha

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  4. I spy my F-off patriarchy print! Such a pleasant surprise, I really like your blog :)

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    1. oh my god, i LOVE it!!! i got it from a friend of mine, i had no idea where it came from!! its perfection :) i really love the rest of your etsy store as well!!

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    2. by the way, i updated the post with a link to your shop! xo

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