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Su Casa: KateDavis's Amazing DIY Dining Room

Su Casa: KateDavis's Amazing DIY Dining Room

Sometimes I am blown away by the utter creativity and DIY know-how of CasaSugar readers. That was the case when I discovered the photos of KateDavis's dining room in the Su Casa group. She writes, "I wanted a change in my dining room, and after coming across Damien Hirst's 'Valium' online, I knew it would be perfect for my dining room. The only problem . . . the $20,000 price tag for a print." Instead of bemoaning the price tag, KateDavis put her DIY skills to work. She says, "I put a lot of work into recreating the piece and had it printed at Kinkos and framed. It probably ended up being about $80 all in."

KateDavis didn't stop there, though. Her new artwork made her eager to switch out her dining room lighting. To see the incredible DIY chandelier she made,

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Kate used the ReadyMade instructions for Jean Pelle's Glass Bulb Chandelier to create this gorgeous chandelier. She writes, "At first I was overwhelmed and concerned I wouldn't be able to make sturdy knots and that I would be in over my head, but the more I looked at the picture the more I knew I needed to try. It took a little while, and many trips to several hardware stores to collect all the materials, but last week I finally had it all together and got to work. I am so thrilled with the results!!! I feel like I have a whole new dining room!"

I have been eyeing this chandelier project for the past month or so myself, and am thrilled with KateDavis's successful re-creation of the lamp. Congratulations to her on all of her hard work!


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katedavis katedavis 7 years
Oh- the last step in photoshop is to create a white circular mask layer to put around the whole work to evenly cut off the edges of the dots on the outside.
katedavis katedavis 7 years
Thanks! Here's how I did the print: 1- Save an image of the art from a site like this: http://www.artnet.com/artwork/424505679/139/valium.html and open it in Photoshop 2- Under “Image” select “Image Size” and set the size to 30”x30” (or however big you want it) and 300 pixels per inch. Also, under Image set the Mode to CMYK color. 3- Select an area you want to start in and zoom in a lot. 4- Create a new layer (shortcut- Ctrl Shft N or on a Mac Cmmd Shft N) 5- Use the color picker to copy the color of the dot you want to start on 6- Use the Ellipse Tool to make a circle shape that completely covers the one on the art. Hold the Shift key while making the circle so it stays a circle and you can’t make an oval. 7- If the circle isn’t placed exactly right when you create it, use the Move button to center the circle. 8- Repeat steps 4-7 for every dot. You want to make each dot its own layer so if it’s not exactly centered on the dot on the art you can move it independently of the other dots you’ve made. When choosing your next dot, follow the natural curve of the lines so you keep track of where you are. 9- When you’re done make the Layer with the original art invisible (or delete it) and make a layer that is all white and put it under all the dots. 10- Take your file to a printer and print it on nice paper and frame it. I had some issues because the image was so large, I ended up merging the layers and emailing a pdf to Kinkos. It’s really much easier than it sounds. In an hour and a half I got about 1/5th of the way through (over 300 little dots). Once you get the hang of it it moves really quickly, and if you use the Photoshop shortcuts it goes even faster.
aimeeb aimeeb 7 years
Kudos.
miss-malone miss-malone 7 years
Very neat!
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