Tuesday, March 23, 2010

my pottery barn inspired mosaic

While browsing through tons of fabulous tutorials and crafty ideas online I came across the Remodelaholic's tutorial for a Pottery Barn inspired mosaic that she featured on U Create.  After you check out this tutorial be sure to check out her blog.  She has a ton of great ideas.  My husband is thinking about using her bathroom vanity tutorial for our bathroom remodel.  This mosaic idea was both crafty and thrifty and as you know that's right up my alley.  My total cost was under $10.00!!

The only things I did different was:

  1. I wanted to use a large square piece of plywood or board but they were all too bent and I was worried about the weight of it.  I went with a 18x24 in. stretched canvas from Michael's craft store.  I do however wish I would have gotten a bigger canvas (if such thing exists).

  2. She added the square pieces starting from the outside and working her way into the middle and I started on the left side and worked my way up to the top right side using an L shaped pattern.  I felt safer knowing I wouldn't run out of room this way but I am sure either way would work fine.
I am linking to A Soft Place DIY Day


Remodelaholic said...

I am so glad it turned out! And yes they do have larger canvases, but they can get expensive!

Thanks for showing me the link! It is exciting to see other peoples version of my projects, it makes my day in fact!!

Coco said...

That turned out real well. They do make larger canvas sizes. It might be cheaper to keep an eye out for canvas' in yard sales or Goodwill. Sometimes you can get these for almost nothing.