Thursday, January 17, 2013

Cheap and Easy, Again.

When I re-arranged our bedroom {the first time}, I created some cheap and easy art to hang on the walls.  It served it’s purpose, but since I got all wild and crazy a few weekends ago, I needed some new art to fill different blank spaces on the walls.

Simple and inexpensive solution?  Go into our ugly basement, dig out some cheap canvases I purchased in bulk from Michael’s months ago, and get my Picasso on.

The canvases I had on hand were 12” x 12”, so I knew I’d need a grouping of 4 to fill the space I was working on.  I used some metallic gold spray paint I already had to cover each canvas including all the sides.  {So it didn’t stick to the floor, I sat each canvas on a small paint tray.}  Normally, I would never spray paint something indoors, unless I was in a VERY well ventilated area.  But since 1) it’s the middle of winter, 2) I’m impatient and 3) I just wanted to get this project started, I went against my better judgment and quickly got the job done.  I used even, light coats, and each canvas was done after just a few minutes.



{FYI, I turned the heat off before I started spraying to keep the fumes from possibly traveling to other parts of the house, and then I opened the windows and doors in the basement after I was done for about 30 minutes to let everything air out.  Easy peasy.}

After the spraying was done, I let everything dry, and I didn't return to it for a few days...because I'm a crazy person and like to do a million projects at once.  I can't help it.  I get all these ideas in my head and have to just go with it!

Once my project ADD subsided and I found my way back to my bedroom art, I sat on the couch and taped off different stripes all over each canvas.  I didn’t measure anything, and just eyeballed the spacing.  After each canvas was covered, I went over all of the lines with a credit card to make sure they made good contact with the canvas.


Then I headed back to the basement to find some leftover paint from the accent wall in our bedroom.  I got out a small foam roller, and rolled away.  While the paint was still wet, I carefully peeled off all of the tape, and left the canvases to dry.


After a few days {that dang project ADD}, I got out my trusty 3M picture hanging strips and stuck one to the back of each canvas. 


Then I stuck each canvas on our bedroom wall, and voila!  More cheap and easy art for our house!  I love that I didn’t have to go out and buy one thing for this project...everything came from our basement or one of our closets.




So there ya go...round two of my cheap and easy art! :) 

30 comments:

  1. I love these! I saw your photos on fb yesterday (i think) and knew it was going to be good! I'm loving gold right now!

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    1. Thanks Whitney! Me too!! I just sprayed a mirror and a couple other accessories gold that I'm using in our living room. Mixing metals is so fun right now! :)

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    2. Hey lady!! What brand/color of gold spray paint did you buy?! I might be working on a project this weekend and I've got a can of gold but I think I like this gold better! :)

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  2. Those canvases are pretty cool! I really like the colour combination. I also like the pillow and stool.

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  3. Cheap and easy. Just the way I like 'em. :P

    I'm going to need to keep this in my for next room re-do!

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    1. Bahaha! Definitely keep it in mind...easy peasy art to fill up your walls! :)

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  4. I can't believe you eyeballed the tape! It looks great! When are we going to get a peek at the new rugs??

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    1. Thanks Kate!! I definitely wasn't about to start measuring all that stuff. ;) I'm just glad it turned out okay haha.

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    2. Oh, and I'll be posting about the rugs soon...I just need to get the house in order and our bedroom rug in place. It's still rolled up in the living room HA.

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  5. Graphic goodness! Those turned out awesome and you're right, they totally look like the phone covers. Too funny. You go girl, with your project ADD. Good things come out of scattered brains!

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    1. Thanks so much, Dana! So glad you stopped by! :)

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  6. Gorgeous! Love the colour combo and oh so easy!

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  7. These are great! Goes with your home wonderfully.

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  8. I love the cheap and easy theme. Makes me giggle! And those are fantastic! They are perfect in that spot and the gold is super!

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  9. These are fabulous!!! I swear I saw something almost identical at Home Goods the other day... likely 5x the cost :)

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  10. How cute are those?! You did a great job using things you had, and they turned out perfectly =)

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  11. These are fantastic! And free and I get along really, really well!

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  12. Very nice! You did a wonderful job. ;-)

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  13. I love everything about this room!!!!!!!! :) You're a great designer!
    I just wanted to know, where are your curtains from? :)

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    1. Thank you so much, Hannah!! They are from ZGallerie. Here is the link, hope it helps! :)

      http://www.zgallerie.com/p-12370-geo-panels-steel.aspx

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