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.
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).