Monday, August 15, 2011

DIY: Seahorse Wall Art

So remember how much I fell head over heels in love with the Aidan Gray Seahorse Wall Art?

Seahorse Wall Art: $306

Well….here’s my version I finished last night. Costing me a whopping $8.00 in printer ink to make.


I already had the MDF Planked Board that I cut to size. Then using an editing program on my computer, I made the seahorse graphic and filled it in with the names of beaches my family and I have vacationed at, along with that great saying, “Follow the River and You Will Find the Sea.”


I painted the board in a weathered gray and then dry brushed it in cream. Then I cut out my seahorse and Mod Podged him to the board. This morning I hung him up and love how he has become the focal point of my dining room!

I found the Driftwood Runner at T.J. Maxx last week. I had been wanting one from Crate and Barrel, but they were so expensive. I paid $15 for the T.J. Maxx version.


Happy Monday!!!


Nikki said...

My neighbor across the street introduced me to your blog, such neat stuff. Which TJMaxx did you find the driftwood? I sucked it up and bought the one from Crate & Barrel a few months back and want another, but don't want to pay that much. I also live in Frisco, love your style!

Urban Farmhouse said...

Hi Nikki,
Thanks for following! I actually snagged the last one at the one by Stonebriar. At least I think it was the last one but didn't see anymore. Aren't they great?!?

Lynda said...

Awesome, Kristen!

Precious Sister said...

You really have some awesome things and projects on your blog. And I'm such a fan of type and this wall art of yours, really takes the prize. I absolutely adore it.
SO MUCH inspiration...thank you


Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

I am so in love with the seahorse!! Great project and I also love the driftwood.

Unknown said...

Hi, I'm new to your blog. Like you I fell in love his the Sea Horse, but didn't want to spend the cash to buy it. I'm not to skilled with using the computer and editing programs. Which one did you use and it looks a good size. How did you print it out?


Anonymous said...

LOVE!!LOVE!!Love!! Would you mind sharing the editing program and actual size of the seahorse?? :)

Joan Carver said...

I saw this seahorse at a shop here in Jacksonville Beach, FL and loved it!!! I'm brand new to your blog...glad I found you!!! I would like to know the editing program you used too. Did you ever let the other two girls know? I'll leave my email too ..maybe that's how you answered them. Thank you!

Robin said...

I too am very interested in how you created the seahorse. please share? this is so pretty and PERFECT for the project I would like to do in my bathroom. thanks!

Anonymous said...

I am not too technical savvy. Where do you get the program for the computer? Is there any way I could pay you to do the printing for me? I live and work in the DFW area.

Anonymous said...

Hi, Like you I fell in love his the Sea Horse, I'm not to skilled with using the computer and editing programs. Which one did you use and it looks a good size. How did you print it out?

Suzanne Metayer,
Quebec City

Caryn said...

I would also like to know how you made the graphic for the seahorse. Would you please email me @
Thanks, Caryn

Caryn said...

Please tell me how you printed the large graphic of the seahorse. I've got to make one.
I LOVE it!
thanks, Caryn

Anonymous said...

I'm with everyone else - would love to know what program you used to do the seahorse graphic!!!! Please share!!!

Kristen @ Urban Farmhouse said...

Sorry this has taken me so long to reply to. After having my son this year, I haven't checked my blog much! I actually used to have an old plotter printer, you know the kind you can use for blueprints? That is how I printed the graphic and I used an old version of corel draw to design it. I no longer have either of these but I still have the artwork hanging in my kitchen!

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