do you remember making sand art as a child? i decided to try an only slightly more sophisticated project this past weekend to bring a bit of the beach into my new bedroom. my family owns a summer home on nantucket, where my cousins and i have spent much of each summer on the beach or working in retail. this summer is a different story (in the best way, of course!) but that’s no reason not to include my favorite island in my future boudoir.
first i traced the island and taped it into the back of an 11″ x 14″ canvas ($8 at michaels).
since it was still a little tough to see the tracing through the canvas, my detail-oriented dad took matters into his own hands. (note his shirt!)
the fruits of his labor.
i painted around the island, let it dry, and then used paper cement ($9 at michaels) to glue sand onto the white part of the canvas.
et voilà! it’s far from perfect but it’ll be a lovely reminder of summertime come winter at bucknell.
what diy projects have you taken on lately? i would love to hear from you!