Handmade Housewarming

We have friends who unfortunately, and so sadly, lost their house to flooding in the Fall of 2011.  It was the "100 year flood" here in southcentral PA and it devastated a part of my home town.

By the grace of God and some help from family and friends, they are about to move into a new house.  :-) I knew that I wanted to make them something, so this is what I came up with.  

I recently bought a damask stencil for my master bedroom accent wall from Royal Design Stencil.  I just love it and knew that it could be perfect for this project, too.

I had a piece of wood that I bought from AC Moore a long time ago.  So, I painted it white with latex paint in an eggshell finish. 

Then, I mixed two Folk Art metallic acrylic paints to reach my desired color...light gray/silver. The colors are Pearl White and Metallic Gunmetal Gray.

I used a sponge brush to stipple on the paint.  Next, I cut out a vinyl "W" in Iskoola Pota font and placed it in the middle.  Two coats of matte finish polyurethane and it's complete.

This was really easy and I think looks very elegant.  A perfect housewarming gift!

 Here you can get an idea of the metallic paint...


Simply Tasheena said...

This is such a cute idea.

PS: I am your newest Linky Follower!

Mrs. Delightful

Jennifer said...

I love it! It is so subtle and chic. Beautiul!

Lisa Fliehman said...

Erika this is a Beautiful Keepsake gift! Thanks for linking up over at SweetTalkin' Sunday.

Jen said...

I LOVE this. I just got a Cricut Expression 2 so I have been cutting vinyl like crazy and trying to find things to stick it to. LOL. Great idea! Newest follower right here!!!

Jennifer said...

You're art is a feature this week! Yay!


Lisa Montsion said...

It does look quite elegant. Love that.