4/1/14

DIY Wall Art Light/Lamp





Last week, I mentioned that decorating has been on my mind since I made the display box case. This project is all about lights and you will see another one coming soon!

First, I am obsessed with bows and the current "word" trend on shirts, pillows, and wall art so I decided to fill up my blank wall with one and make it functional into a "faux" lamp. It's by far my favorite project because the glow of work I made captivated me. I use this as my editing light since I'm a night owl and it saves desk space from buying another desk lamp. Tutorial Here --->

This wall art took a few hours to make and I defintely had my audible book at on while filming this tutorial. It's the only time I can listen in peace since physically reading a book would take me forever to finish with my busy schedule. I listen to about 5 books a month. Join me on Audible.com at http://audible.com/beautysplurge for a free audible book download and 30-day trial membership.

Materials Used:


I picked up everything at my local Michael's Art and Craft Store except the string lights.

- 16 in x 20 in Canvas: http://amzn.to/1pINmQ0
- Batteried Operated String Lights: http://amzn.to/1gLNaPp
- Contact Paper or Vinyl Adhesive: http://amzn.to/1jxuPpX
- Mini Slot Head Screw Driver from a Jewelry repair kit: http://amzn.to/1gLUURE
- Craft Saw: http://amzn.to/1lmmV2H
- Hot Glue Gun: http://amzn.to/1h4z0XP
- Hot Glue Sticks: http://bit.ly/1bzlPZp
- Painters/Masking Tape: http://amzn.to/1pFNbH3
- Cutting Mat or Magazine to cut on: http://amzn.to/1pJq38I
- X-Acto Knife: http://amzn.to/1i8cGxV
- Black Acrylic Paint: http://amzn.to/1jVKl1s
(I used Martha Stewart Beetle Black Paint. It gives a glossy black finish.)
- Foam Brush: http://amzn.to/1e9XqMN
- Pen
- Printer, Ink, and Copy Paper



Click here to print out template onto 4 separate sheets to fit on a 16 in x 20 in canvas.
Watch how to to make this:


What I am wearing:
- LC Lauren Conrad Sweater: Similar
Formula X for Sephora polish in Thrilling
Makeup Forever HD Foudnation in Soft Sand 
Maybelline Baby Lips in Soothing Sorbet
Revlon Lip Butter in Creamsicle
Benefit Hoola Bronzer
Tarte Blush in Dollface
It Cosemtics Contour Palette
Koji Dolly Wink false lashes in Sweet Girly (02)
Laura Mercier creme eyeliner in True Black
Anastasia Beverly Hills Dipbrow Promade in Chocolate
Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Gel in Caramel
L'oreal Telescopic Mascara

Tech Gadgets I used to film:
- Samsung Note 10.1 Tab with Android DSLR Controller App
Samsung Galaxy Note 3
- Filmed: Canon T4i Rebel Camera
- Lens: Canon EF 40mm f/2.8
- Video Edit: Final Cut Pro X
- Lighting:
     Ring Light
     Soft Box Kit

5 comments:

  1. Post it's!!! Must have in any office.

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  2. Great DIY project, I love all your DIY's :)

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  3. I love your DIY projects Lisa hope to see many more. I'm just curious you mentioned your Samsung Note 3 and your Samsung tablet, what do you use those for in the filming side of things?

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