As you know, I’ve been making progress in my office / living room. However, until recently my walls have been pretty bare. I’ve tossed around many ideas on how to fill the spaces, but have been afraid to pull the trigger. Since looking at empty walls is no fun, I thought I would give DIY art a try. Other than purchasing several blank canvases, I used supplies I had on hand. I figured that if I ended up hating the end result, it wouldn’t be a huge drain on my wallet. Thankfully though, I’m super pleased with how my Colorful DIY Art turned out.
About a month ago I came across this gorgeous space / home in Melbourne, Australia. I was immediately attracted to the art that is part of a gallery wall in one of the rooms. I came back to that very image when creating my DIY art.
With some color and design changes, plus a little gold leaf, I’d say that I have a pretty fabulous and fairly inexpensive new and personal art collection for above my TV.
What do you think?
I’m really happy with the way the canvases turned out. The colors match my space perfectly, and the geometric lines work great with the other elements in the room. I think they will be hanging around for a while.
In case you want to create the look for your space, let me explain what I did.
Here’s what you will need:
Begin by taping off areas of the canvas you want to paint. Be sure to press the tape down firmly to ensure that none of your paint bleeds.
Using your paint brush, apply paint to your canvas; then immediately remove the tape. Allow the paint to dry and add more tape and more paint. Repeat the process until you achieve your desired design.
To give your canvas a bit of bling, apply gold leaf. I used Martha’s Stewart’s which is available at most craft stores.
And that’s it!
This project does take a little time and patience, but it’s a fairly simple process and the results speak for themselves.
As you can see from my finished pieces, I ended up following the patterns in the inspiration picture fairly closely. However, you can get as creative as you’d like with your designs.
What I also love about this art is that you can choose colors to suit your space.
I hung all off the pieces with removable picture hanging strips. This made lining everything up so amazingly easy. Plus, I didn’t have to put six more holes in my newly painted walls. I usually don’t trust these strips, but the canvas is pretty light, so I expect them to stay in place.
One wall down and a few more to go. Do you like my Colorful DIY Art? Are you going to make some pieces for that blank wall in your home?