Pinterest Challenge: Lobster Art

You Are My Lobster

Today’s the day.   It’s a burrito filled with joy.  It’s: the PINTEREST CHALLENGE!

Hosted by my home-gurl Michelle @ Decor & The Dog,
Katie @ Bower Power,
Sherry @ YHL,
And Megan @ The Remodeled Life



I debated joining along or not, since I’m up to my eye balls in school and working full time.  But I took a break to make my version of a piece of art I’ve been eyeballing like that piece of man-candy I see on the Today Show every morning.  Matt Laur, I’m lookin at you.  #OldLadyCrushes

My pin:

Lobster Art

But the link took me to some weird site where you have to log in to buy stuff… and I felt stuck.   So I googled it, and found this, which told me it is not for sale anymore.  Of course, I felt like I could make this myself.  (I bet you didn’t see that coming… this being a DIY site and all)

I had these old curtains that were doing absolutely nothing.  Just sitting quietly in my fabric stash gossiping about the mod podge, and how tacky its behavior is. 

You Are My Lobster DIY Print

I thought it would make for a lovely canvas.

I traced the canvas frame so I knew what lines to stay in.  #ThingsILearnedinKindergarten

You Are My Lobster DIY Print

I free-handed the print, just by looking at the screen.  I have no real tutorial, other than just copying it.  Original, I know.

You Are My Lobster DIY Print

Then I just filled it in with Sharpies.  Do you see how messy my table is?  It’s because this is my “desk.”  It’s where I’ve been living.  It is pretty much a visualization of my life right now.  Just messy and junky and cluttered and unorganized and scattered and chaotic.  I need help lol.  I’ve lost my mind, as you can tell from my uncouth hashtags.

You Are My Lobster DIY Print

I trimmed up the edges, and stapled it to the canvas frame, it put it in a spare frame I had.

You Are My Lobster DIY Print

And that’s a wrap.  My ten-minute-study-break-project is a notch in the bed post.

You Are My Lobster DIY Print

I think it looks exquisitely beautiful, but it could be a delusion from being buried in assignments.

You Are My Lobster DIY Print

I hung it in our bedroom, and I love it.  And… do you see how ugly my 80’s fois bois door is?  Good thing my reward for finishing school will be painting my doors.  I don’t know what kind of person rewards themselves with chores, but either way, it’s motivating me to work harder.  #NoCureForPeopleLikeMe

You Are My Lobster DIY Print

And for those of you wondering why in the world I would put this phrase on a piece of art… shame on you for not knowing.  But here, educate yourself:

Aaron and I plan on being an old lobster couple walking around the tank holding claws.

You Are My Lobster DIY Print


Now back to the books.  Thanks for your patience!  xoxo

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  • csm

    Love it!

    • Kenz

      Thanks csm!

  • Karin

    Kenzie kens you have so much talent! You should have tv show. Both lame Martha Stewart kind where you make paper mâché decorations, but the legit kind where you run into people’s houses, tearing down walls and making things better, they have those kinds shows right?

    • Kenz

      K town, I’m only going to have a show if you co-host it with me. It can be a spin off of the Ukeladies. You and I were meant for it!

  • I get really excited when I see people making things with Sharpies because, in my head, Sharpies are So.Much.Easier than paint. Also, you made an awesomely terrible joke about mod podge. Also, your sign is adorable. And I’m very ashamed that I didn’t get the reference.

    • Kenz

      I LOVE SHarpies. They are so underrated. We should do more projects with Sharpies. I loved that VR did her walls with Sharpies. Genius. And… SO GLAD you loved my awesomely terrible mod podge joke 🙂 It’s okay that you didn’t get the reference. I nay have watched entirely too much Friends in my life.

  • Emma (Broke Ass Home)

    That turned out super super cute!!!! I love it! DAMN now I’m feeling like I should have gotten off my ass and made something for this damn challenge.

    • Kenz

      Thanks! I think it’s super cute too 🙂 Don’t feel bad for not doing a Pinterest Challenge. I didn’t do the hey girl party because I was burnt out. You just get your rest lady!

  • Amber @ Wills Casa

    Hilarious! Bravo for free handing that. I have a deep fear of hand writing. (Weirdest confession ever.) I’d much rather make Nick lay something out on the computer, so I can at least have something to trace. Deep-seated fear I tell ya!

    • Kenz

      I completely understand that! Honestly, I probably would have made some kind of stencil, but I was so crunched for time and I was like “eh, what’s the worst that could happen?” Oy…

  • Katja @ Shift Ctrl ART

    Hey I am glad you are coming up to the surface for air – just like a lobster… no wait… does a lobster have gills? 🙂 I guess it does… you know what I mean 🙂 You free handed that? you are awesome. Totally awesome!!!

    • Kenz

      Let’s pretend that lobsters need to surface for air 🙂 I like that. Oh you know, my free stylin skillz run deep lol

  • Heidi Selover

    Adorable. Now I need a lobster so I can make one. Or I can just hang it up in my room next to my mirror and embrace my narcissism and tell myself how much I love me..

    • Kenz

      I don’t think there is any rule on not being able to be your own lobster 🙂 But in the mean time, I wish you a full amount of luck in finding your lobster so you can hold claws.

  • Brittney

    That looks so good! I would never be able to free-hand the print!

    • Kenz

      Thanks Brittney! I’m sure there would have been a much easier way to make a stencil of the print… but I’m too tech-challenged to figure that out. lol

  • You’re so stinking talented! This is perfect! I want your freehand skills.

    • Kenz

      Hey thanks. And, great party 🙂 I love your buttons to the moon and back.

  • Ahhh, this is so cute! Your lines are super clean for freehanding them! I’m jealous of your skills 🙂

    • Kenz

      Thanks Caitlin! I suppose staying up really late to do a project doesn’t mess up my lines too bad 🙂

  • Hi, Kenz
    You are a busy lady and creative one too. Love the wall art sign. I can’t believe you free hand this. Awesome! Have a good one.

    • Kenz

      Thanks Vanessa! You are too kind to me 🙂

  • I love Friends and you. 🙂 That came out lovely!

    • Kenz

      I love YOU. 🙂

  • Stacey @ Likes to Smile

    I can’t believe you made this in 10 minutes. It’s one of my all-time favorite scenes from Friends. And it looks incredible!

    • Kenz

      Hi Stacey! I love Friends so much. I can’t help myself. Sometimes… I even find myself banging my fists together the way Ross & Monica do, and then I realize the rest of the world probably has no idea what I’m doing. Yikes.

  • Sarah K

    This is so fun! I love it. Also, rewarding yourself with “chores” is only a chore if you don’t want to do it. Painting ugly faux bois doors is not a chore – cleaning the bathroom is! Sarah

    • Kenz

      Sarah you are true! I HATE cleaning the bathroom. Painting is definitely not a chore 🙂 Thanks for stopping by!

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