On Monday I showed you my inspirations for a DIY painting. Are you ready to see how those inspirations came to life?
Here ya go:
If nothing else, at least it adds some color to a boring niche and it was easy and inexpensive.
Here's how I did it:
I started with a 40" x 24" canvas. I spray painted the entire canvas with my trusty ol' Krylon Coral Isle. I didn't want any white peeking through.
I used some brushes I had on hand and this acrylic paint:
No need to buy any expensive tools. Just use an old egg carton to pour and mix your paint.
Next, I started brushing the colors on in a random pattern. At first I thought I wanted the lines to be really perfect: straight lines and uniform size. I quickly changed my mind and liked the slightly haphazard, messy look better.
When I was done with the multi-colored stripes, it was still missing that little je ne sais quoi. That's a fancy way to say "certain something" or "I don't know what." (Do you read "Fancy Nancy?")
I took some gold metallic paint and randomly painted some squares and stripes.
Yes, it's definitely DIY. But, infinitely better than this:
If you've ever considered painting your own canvas, JUST DO IT! It's fun, makes you feel artsy and creative, and you just might like the final product.
I'm linking this piece to some of these great blogs:
Today's Creative Blog, Sugar Bee Crafts, Not Just a Housewife, Reasons to Skip the Housework, Bella Before and After, Primitive and Proper, Home Stories of A to Z, Savvy Southern Style, DIY by Design, Tip Junkie, Type A Decorating, http://sistersstuff.blogspot.com/, The Thrifty Home, Domestically Speaking, Primp,
A Diamond in the Stuff, Restore Interiors, The Shabby Chic Cottage, Somewhat Simple, Beyond the Picket Fence, Fireflies and Jellybeans,My Simple Home Life,
Addicted 2 Decorating, Just a Girl, Remodelaholic, Miss Mustard Seed, Finding Fabulous, Tatertots and Jello, Under the Table and Dreaming, Thrifty Decor Chick, Coastal Charm, Junker Newbie