August 27, 2014

Diy Art!

 


Hey guys, today I thought I'd share my latest Diy project!  

I took an old and very dark abstract gallery wrapped canvas and gave it new life with simple primer and paint.  This picture before had colors in browns, reds and teals even.  But recently I've been giving our home a
full on re-fresh with cooler colors in silvery blues, creams, corals and gold for contrast.



For my first step I primed the canvas.  I used Zinsser and it worked great!


Next I mixed Martha Stewart's metallic gold craft paint with a little water.  Then I simply brushed the gold paint from left to right over the dried primer leaving white areas periodically.  I started with a paint brush first, then switched to paper towels for a more natural application.


Then it was time to break out some fresh color!  This pale turquoise paint was a $3 sample I had purchased a few months ago.  Again I mixed the paint with a little water.  But this time I used a damp paper towel to apply the paint using quick strokes from left to right.


Okay here it is finished!  Isn't it fun?  I love the watery mix of turquoise, white and gold!  And I also love how the lighter hues work with our new painted gray walls!


This room is a work in progress.  Literally we're re-decorating it one project at a time.  After all, it's primarily where our kids hang out!

Okay, I'm always on the lookout for fun ways to decorate our home without spending a ton of money - especially in our bonus room.  And this project is a great way to add fresh color, subtle pattern, and even a little chic shimmer to any space.


Ahhh, I love fun Diy Art Projects  you can literally finish in a few hours!






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12 comments:

  1. Jane that is so pretty, and I also love that you repurposed a piece of art you already had that wasn't working for you anymore! I need to look around my house and see what I can paint over!!!! Thanks for sharing :)

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    1. Thanks Lisa, it was so nice to create large art for that wall. And it was free! I also have a new color scheme for the room, and it's so light and fresh now, love that!

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  2. I love those colors and the texture the paper towel added!

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    1. Thanks Beth, this project was a lot of fun! The hardest part was deciding when to stop ;)

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  3. I love it Jane, great colors too!

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  4. So pretty, Jane, it reminds me of rippling water. What a great budget friendly way to incorporate new colors into your room, too! Thanks for sharing at Best of the Nest, I'm glad to have found your blog! :)

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    1. Thanks Pam, I reminds me of water too! So calming :)

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  5. I think more people should do DIY art -- it's great to see the expression, and it feels good to make something of your own :)

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    1. It does feel good Jackie! And this was a fun project too :)

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  6. What a great idea! Love DIY art...unique, one of a kind, and cheap! Thanks for stopping by at http://seekinglavenderlane.blogspot.com the other day!

    Deb

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