It all started with four blank canvases… so much potential!
In one pintastic weekend, I filled the canvases and refreshed our living room art. I’ve been sharing each canvas in the past few weeks and I’ve drawn it out long enough – finally it’s time to reveal them all collected together on the wall.
A little Before and After action:
I love these prints by Kate Thomas at Little Things Studio, but the heavy brown frames were starting to feel a bit drab with the grey couch and white walls. I’m still trying to find new homes for the prints – but I think I’ll be able to appreciate them more separately, when they don’t disappear above our heads while we’re sitting on the couch. I really love my little collection of DIY art in a palette of blues and greens. I may or may not keep playing around with the arrangement and/or add more art, but for now I’m satisfied.
Even Cora approves – she agreed to model her new cat mat while I snapped a few pictures.
Before I forget, I used one more trick from Young House Love – Idea #126: Paint the Edges! (Remember how much I love the YHL book??) The book suggests painting the edges of a picture frame for a pop of color and interest – I translated the tip to my canvases and I love the effect! I didn’t want to frame the canvases, but this simple idea makes them feel more finished.
I mixed bright blue and brown to make a navy, and painted all the edges the same color.
I think it helps make the different pieces more cohesive, and definitely makes the canvases look more finished by covering up the staples with paint.
Check out each pinspired idea!
- Palette Knife Art (via Bower Power)
- Dogwood Canvas (via The Pleated Poppy)
- Geometric Art (via Young House Love)
- Cross Hatch Stamped Silhouette (via Across the Lines)
(I couldn’t decide which image I liked best, so you get both!)
I’m super pleased to have more color in the living room, especially through art that I made myself! As usual, Pinterest has saved the day – four times over!
I’m linking up to a few of my favorite Pin-spiring link-ups:
Hey, that’s Pin-tastic!, hosted by I Love You More than Carrots
Bake, make, or decorate… but most importantly, do!
Monday Funday, hosted by C.R.A.F.T.
Do Something Crafty, hosted by See Vanessa Craft