The theme of the first round was graphics from The Graphics Fairy. Let me just say I LOVE the Graphics Fairy. When I saw the first challenge was to use one of her amazing graphics, I was thrilled. My biggest problem was narrowing down all of the options! But since I have been obsessing about using arrows in design lately, I decided to find a great arrow graphic and pair it with a yard sale find from my stash in the basement.
I picked up these dirty, beige lockers this past summer at a yard sale for five bucks. I love the industrial, vintage vibe lockers can give a space and I even have a great set of lockers in my bedroom that I redid earlier this year. But these guys were pretty blah to begin with. They didn't even have numbers! I knew the right graphic could really add some major style. I found the perfect arrow on an old weathervane graphic.
|The Graphics Fairy|
Of course, I had to make the arrow huge to work on these lockers. I unrolled a loooong section of contact paper the same height as the lockers and drew my arrow design onto it free-hand. I then used an exacto knife to cut out the design. After spray-painting the lockers white, I stuck my contact paper stencil on the front and stencilled on the arrow design with some pretty turquoise paint.
From blah and beige to tons of personality.
And I can't end without giving a big thanks to Jacqueline at Simple Home Life for featuring my favorite furniture redos of the year. Ironically, Jacqueline chose my previous locker redo as her favorite of the projects.
Now I am off in search of more lockers (Can you have too many?) and more ways to design using arrows. Has anyone else used an arrow design on a project? Or seen any great arrows lately? If so maybe you can point me toward them. (Sorry - I just couldn't stop myself on that one).
I'm sharing this project at Miss Mustard Seed, Serenity Now, Tatertots and Jello, Positively Splendid, Mod Vintage Life, The Graphics Fairy, Today's Creative Blog, A Diamond in the Stuff, Not Just a Housewife, Sweet Little Gals, Primitive and Proper, Primp, Domestically Speaking, The Shabby Creek Cottage, Southen Lovely, Crafty Scrappy Happy, Simple Home Life.