It is possibly a bit ridiculous to have closet artwork, but when you like to craft and create things for the home as much as I do, you eventually run out of wall space in public areas. I am not completely out of wall space yet. I just really wanted to knock-off this particular piece of artwork that I saw on Pottery Barn’s website. Once it was finished, it seemed a little weird in any other area of the house I share with two boys. Plus it makes my closet feel all happy and spruced up!
This is the original photo. The simple black and white color scheme with the clean classic design caught my eye immediately. I also like the quote and the overall vintage feel of the pieces. These are 21 x 25 inches each and a whopping $299! While I appreciate the fact that they are giclee print with gold wood molding or whatever, I made mine for right around $12.
First I sketched out six dress forms in my favorite silhouettes. I didn’t have a large enough space to hang them, so I had to downsize the whole project a bit.
For those of you who have asked how the heck I get decorating projects done with a toddler running around, this is how. Forced participation, my friends. That’s just water that he is painting with, but he doesn’t know.
Next I traced the pencil sketches with a fine tip sharpie. I did the same thing on a second sheet of paper where I copied the quote first in pencil. I chose to add one more dress silhouette to my quote because I felt like the composition in my closet, two smaller horizontal pieces hanging one over the other instead of large, vertical and side by side, looked a bit off balance with much more negative space on the quote page.
After the paint and ink dried, I trimmed the edges and framed my little masterpieces in white floating frames that I found on clearance at Target for $5 each. I loved the gold frames on the originals, but in this space, I wanted a light, airy feel. I contemplated painting them gold, but the white won out in the long run.
It is a little silly to have artwork in the closet, but it does make it feel more like a real room. Plus it cheers me up and makes me smile, and that is desperately needed early in the morning!