With a new baby on the way and our oldest turning 11 years old. We have decided to move some kids around and, thought it was time to update the boy’s rooms to something that fits their style a little more. I want share some posts about how we are inexpensively redoing two rooms with iconic brands, Star Wars, and The Avengers.
I am sure many of you start trying to find your ideas just like I did! With Pinterest! I hopped on my phone one night and hunted for ideas on wall art or decor that I thought I could make cheaply and easily. The above photo is some of the ideas found on pinterest.
The Problem with Ideas
I really wanted to paint R2D2 but I sketched it out 3 times and no matter what I didn’t like the way it looked. Back to the drawing board, I went… and it occurred to me that maybe there would be a youtube video that was kind of like a wine and paint event but without leaving my house. I pulled up youtube and searched for painting tutorials and look what I found…Yoda!!!
A Great Painting Tutorial
When I found the FREE Yoda tutorial from The Art Sherpa, I knew I had struck gold! Not only is she funny and sweet, she explained everything in a way I understood and best yet, she had a printable template I could use! I got to work. I printed the template at 150% (I was reusing an old canvas that was bigger than what she used in her video). I didn’t use any high-end or expensive paints or brushes. We had recently used some coupons to get brushes and bought acrylic paints for .99 a bottle. I didn’t plan this so I only used colors I had on hand, which meant I had to get a little more creative with how to get the colors just right. I think it worked just fine. Here is a rough breakdown of what I would have spent, but it was less than $20!
- 5 containers of paint – .99 each
- Canvas- I used a 20×20 lowest price I found online was about $8
- Brushes- I bought a set 50% off so it ran me about $4 for a set 5 brushes
- The only other cost was to print the template on my printer and chalk that I used to transfer to the canvas, both of which I had on hand.
I am in love with how amazing this Yoda turned out! Can’t wait to put it up in Kelton’s room and have his mind blown away that his mom made it just for him! I am so glad I found The Art Sherpa…. now maybe she wants to do an Avengers tutorial for me? 😉 Please note that this is not a sponsored post but if The Art Sherpa would love to collaborate in some way, I wouldn’t say no!