We could easily waste entire days on Pinterest browsing the endless stream of inspiring DIYs. But the reality is there are just too many projects and too little time. That's where designlovefest comes in. The charmingly curated blog started by Bri Emery captures everything we love about a fun, at-home project: color, quirk, and usability. Basically, we want to make each and every one. So, each week we'll be sharing the blog's easy instructions for projects that are both adorable and useful. Trust — you'll feel like a crafting goddess in no time!
What You'll Need:
• Pre-cut wood boards (we used 3 ft. birch boards)
• ScotchBlue Painter’s Tape in various sizes
• Glossy white and gold spray paint
• Aqua craft paint
• Shelving hardware
• A paint brush
• Sketch designs, both linear and geometric are best for this project. We decided to use three colors, white, gold and aqua as an accent to the natural wood. Make a note in your sketch which areas will be painted which color.
• Tape out the design on both sides of the board, paying attention to the edges to be sure your design wraps around.
• Tape over all the areas that you have designated to paint gold.
• Spray the exposed areas with glossy white paint on both sides and edges. Allow to dry completely — the longer you let the paint dry the nicer the final results will be.
• Peel the tape to expose the area to be painted gold and then tape over the white areas.
• Spray three glamorous layers of gold paint on the exposed areas and let dry. • Peel off all the tape to reveal the entire board.
• Pick some small areas within your design to tape off and paint the Aqua color. Use a paintbrush for accuracy.
• Peel the last layer of paint to unleash your beautiful new shelf!
• Install the shelf according to the specifications of your chosen hardware.
Designlovefest is a multiple contributor design, fashion, and lifestyle blog headed by Bri Emery. It's a place where type and images totally make out.
DIY by: Natalie Shriver
Photos by: Kimberly Genevieve
Designlovefest was created in 2009 out of Bri Emery's own obsession with type and images. DLF rapidly became a daily read for over forty thousand people, thanks to Bri’s exquisitely curated layouts featuring bright colors and style, mixed with witty typography and a flair for the unexpected.