This is just about the cutest, most creative, and cheapest DIY project that I have stumbled upon in a while! When I found it on Spunky Junky, I knew I had to post about it. This project is truly the perfect fit for a college undergrad living in a dorm room!
All you need is...
- 6 shoe box lids of different sizes
- Spray primer
- A few different colors of spray paint. This tutorial uses semi-gloss in white, Bahama Sea, Blue Ocean Breeze, and Ivy Leaf Krylon spray paint.
- Blue painters tape
Lay out the boxes in the order that you want to hang them and spray on a coat of primer. The primer allows for the spray paint colors to evenly cover the lids. After the primer has dried, spray on your base color, which in this case is semi-gloss white. Halsey, the lovely blogger behind Spunky Junky, originally made these using a chevron pattern template (as seen above). However, you can skip that step and simply lay out your chevron pattern using blue painters tape. Make sure that the spaces in the pattern are even. A measuring tape might help you when taping it out.
Now all that is left to do is spray on the color! Mix and match a few different colors like Halsey did. What makes these shoe box canvases so great for dorm rooms is that they are easy and extremely light weight. This means you can hang them with sticky Command hooks, which are often the only thing allowed on dorm room walls.