Tuesday, February 8, 2011

DIY Kate Spade Ampersand


I have been wanted to do this DIY forEVER!
But today I finally took out the watercolors and got painting!




Do you see the hot pink Ampersand, it was part of a photo collage in a Kate Spade store, and I just knew that I needed one! 
 Well, I got back from Ikea this weekend with lots of frames to complete a photo wall for the new living room, so I figured it was time to get painting!



I started by free handing the ampersand onto some watercolor paper.


Then I began layering some pinks, reds, and corals, to get some depth and the rich coral color I wanted!





You don't get to see  the finished product, I ran out of daylight to get a decent picture!
I can't wait to get this up on the wall, we are still living with boxes of new furniture, and all the old stuff we haven't been able to move out yet!
We are hoping to get everything to Goodwill this week, but Josh has been working overtime, and since he's the muscles, I just have to have some patience!
But I can't wait to get the new things set up!
I will share pictures of everything when I get it all finished!!





40 comments:

  1. Love it! You did an amazing job. Can't wait to see everything finished!

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  2. I am a huge Kate Spade fan so when I found your link on Sew Much Ado I had to come by and tell you how great this is!!! That inspiration photo is one of my favourites. Great job on this.

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  3. Oooh! I can't wait to see it finished!

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  4. Looks great. Don't you love it when you can get the look for less and do it yourself.

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  5. Love the new painting. Love the new look of your site. Do you design your site yourself? May I ask what tool you use?

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  6. Oh its brilliant - love the pink colour! xo

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  7. WOW! I really love this! I am inspired...I have no idea if I can actually do this, but I sure am going to try!! Thanks for a great gift idea for a dear friend! Now, if I can just copy yours... :-)

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  8. LOVE the Ampersand! I won a DIY one a couple of months ago and I can't wait to display it!

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  9. I can't believe you free-handed that!!! It looks great!

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  10. Visiting from T&J! This looks amazing, great work!

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  11. Love it, so simple, but makes a great statement! Thanks for linking up to Beyond the Picket Fence.

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  12. That's pretty cool, great colours and great artwork!! Sure this will look fantastic.

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  13. Love that you did that freehand...it looks amazing! Thanks so much for linking up!

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  14. sweet and the color is FAB! Can't wait to see the all-finished photos. glad I found you today via Favorite Things! -diane

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  15. Great freehanding!

    I love & ... I try to use them as much as possible. Never thought to use them for decor!

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  16. Love Kate Spade, love your &! Very nice job!!!

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  17. Very cutteee!! I love the idea of using watercolor paper instead. Changes it up a bit. Good job!!

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  18. I'm always impressed when people start using words like, "free-hand". This looks really great. Hope you'll show us your grouping when it's finished.

    Warmly, Michelle

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  19. The Treasurista said...
    Hop on over to the Party! Would love for you to link-up @

    http://thetreasurista.blogspot.com/p/treasuristas-thursday-treasures-come.html

    The Treasurista
    Finding and Creating FUN things...

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  20. Hi there! I just found your blog and I am in love with this project. I think it looks fabulous! I am loving your decorating and I can't wait to follow you!

    I am having a great giveaway going on over at my blog, hope you can stop by at http://1funkywoman.blogspot.com

    Megan

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  21. Beautiful! Thanks for linking up to Thrifty Thursday. I am following you now. I hope you get settled in soon (and drum up some amazing patience in the meantime). Blessings...

    Johnnie

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  22. This is amazing. I can't believe you drew that freehand! Can't wait to see the finished.

    megan
    craftycpa.blogspot.com

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  23. Such a cool idea, can't wait to try it!
    New follower from Thrifty Thursday.
    So happy to find your awesome blog!
    Freebies 4 Moms
    http://casinofreebies3.blogspot.com

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  24. Neat Post! I love it! I am not a creative person when it comes to art but I LOVE blogs that give me tips on how to be a little better at it! I’m a new follower Happy Thursday!! I would love for you to stop and take a look at my blog as well! Thanks!
    http://heavenlysavings.blogspot.com

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  25. So cute...Visiting from Thrifty Thursday. a follower...

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  26. The paper really added some fab texture...looking forward to the rest!!

    Lucy is out hopping. Come on by when you get a chance Closer to Lucy

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  27. I REALLLLY love what you have done here.
    FABULOUS job.

    Denise
    Extreme Personal Measures

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  28. Wow, really love this, it looks great!

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  29. Wow. Your wall looks amazing. I love the bold red color you used. It really makes is pop. I'm a new follower. Please stop by and check out my blog http://diyhshp.blogspot.com/ and don't forget to link your tutorial to More The Merrier Monday's Link Party.

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  30. LOVE this! I'll try doing one today with acrylics. Yours is just gorgeous.

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  31. clever and so gorgeous! You've got some mad skills, girl! :)

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  32. I am impressed!! Way to love it, then make it! :) Fabulous! Thanks for linking to Fancy This Fridays! Hope to see you again this week!

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  33. Ampersands and Kate Spade...I am in heaven! Fun project. I just may have to try this!

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  34. I'm suddenly inspired to get painting and re-do my living room...thanks for the inspiration!!

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  35. That is beautiful and I love the colors you painted with.
    I wish I could paint. It is something I always wanted to be able to do. BTW I have this thing for Ampersands. They are so fabulous! Nice job.

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  36. this is so cool!!! i love it!

    Thanks for linking up to Your Whims Wednesday! Hope to see ya again later this week :)

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