We are slowly taking on the task of remodeling our home. While I leave most things to professionals, there was one project I decided to take on myself. Our electrical panel is in our guest bedroom enclosed by cabinets, in the middle of the wall. Not exactly aesthetically pleasing. I had been on the hunt for a piece of artwork to cover the cabinet, but finding something large enough was proving to be a tad pricey. After I seeing a canvas from Crate and Barrel (that was $800) I decided spackle art was something I could DIY, or at least attempt.
This was a short and sweet project with the drying time being the most time-consuming step. This is a project that can easily be finished during a toddler's nap (as this is how I measure time these days).
And here's what the wall looked like before! Not ideal cabinet placement.
- Canvas (exact one pictured)
- Drywall Spackle & Putty Knife (This comes as a set, but you could purchase the two separately)
- Extra Drywall Spackle
- Scrape your drywall spackle onto the canvas with the putty knife.
- Keep doing multiple, short scrapes in different directions to make it less uniform.
- Let dry! The nice part of using DryDex is that it goes on pink and dries white. No guesswork.
- Tada! Hang your piece of art wherever your heart desires!
Tips for Spackle Art
- Be creative! If you wanted yours to be more organic, add curvature to your spackle lines. There is truly no wrong way to do this!
- If you purchase the DryDex set, you will definitely want to purchase more spackle. I quickly learned the little 8 oz. tub was not going to get me far. Hindsight is 20/20.
This project is great for anyone who has had little success with past DIY projects. It's practically foolproof if you learn from my mistakes!
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