We have a sliding door in our dining room…
It slides to the right to open. Which means, I can’t hang most things like framed art or a clock or mirror in that space if I want to slide the door open. Shown above…I can’t push that door any further than the mirror, otherwise, the door will knock it right off of the wall.
Earlier this week I shared a DIY foamboard project that I used as a fun gallery wall template/background…
Which made me think…foam board is lightweight AND thin and would work great in our dining room. Perfect wall art material fitting behind a sliding door.
This is how I also know that painting foam board isn’t such a great idea. It warps and bows but I’m still loving my project.
Using FrogTape, I taped off alternating stripes, making sure to press down the edges securely to activate the PaintBlock Technology (to keep the paint from seeping under the tape).
Then painted my stripes. (I think using a Sharpie or decorative tape would be a better option.)
I then removed my FrogTape. It did remove the paper backing in places which is what gives my finished project an aged, distressed look. Even though it didn’t go according to plan, I didn’t give up.
Using my Silhouette Cameo, I created vinyl decals (flatware silhouettes and the letters “D I N E”). Vinyl and transfer paper provided by Happy Crafters.
Then I used a glaze to ‘stain’ the bright white stripes and the areas where the paper pulled off with the FrogTape.
So where the paper pulled away gives it a distressed look:
My foamboard is bowed so I did try adding weight for a while with books. Fail. It didn’t help. But I hung it up anyway using command strips. Even with the warping, it’s still a great fit behind the sliding door…
With the sliding door open…
Not bad, right? Lesson learned: don’t paint foam board but I do love that it’s lightweight and thin so I’ll definitely be creating another DIY foam board project for this space. Perfect behind my sliding door.
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*This is a sponsored post. Vinyl and transfer paper provided by Happy Crafters.