Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Canvas Art...Again. For the Last Time. Promise.

A couple weeks ago, I was on a major art kick.  I painted a couple canvases for our bedroom, a wooden sign...also for our bedroom and then some ombre art for the hallway.  Clearly, I was on a mission to fill all of our blank walls.  One art project that I completed and never shared with you guys {I didn't want my beloved readers to OD on my silly art projects} was a set of canvases that call our living room home.  They help to temporarily fill in a blank hole left by the removal of our Christmas tree.  I have more permanent plans to fill the space in the future, but I haven't been able to pick up what I need yet.

So I took the easy route and grabbed some canvases, brushes and paint from the basement and got to work.

I used my favorite colors {blue-greens and greys, obviously}, and mixed in some water as I went along.  It helped me to blend the colors and achieve the look I was going for.


Like my ombre art, I used vinyl letters to put a simple phrase on the piece that is a wonderful reminder to read every day...have faith.



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And so you can see where some of my latest projects have landed {striped curtains, gold mirror, DIY shelves, wintery mantle}, here is how our living/dining room has looked since we de-Christmas-ified after the holidays.  I love how cozy it's been, but I certainly can't wait to bring back our other curtains and some pops of yellow for the spring!





 Do any of you switch out your curtains for the different seasons?  Am I the only weirdo?  My mom promises me that it used to be a "thing" back in the day. ;)


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  1. I love that art, it came out amazing! I can't say that I do switch out curtains for the seasons :). Mainly because curtains are expensive and I don't have any extras...in fact I have a whole bunch of rooms without any curtains at all LOL. Baby steps!

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    1. Thanks Lyndsay!! They are so darn expensive, aren't they? If it wasn't making our own, we definitely wouldn't be switching anything!! HA! ;)

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  2. lol i love that switching out curtains used to be a "thing" you must be bringing style back girl!

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    1. Haha, thanks! That, or I'm super old fashioned. ;)

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  3. Unfortunately I'm with Lyndsay! I need to buck up and buy some already!! Your new art looks awesome on that wall. I love your house in general....beautimus!

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    1. I have faith that you could make some really awesome ones! Go buy some awesome fabric and give it a try! :) Aw, thanks so much, Whitney! :)

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  4. Your homemade art is so pretty! I love it!

    And I don't even have curtains up, so I definitely don't want to start thinking about switching them out for the seasons haha.

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  5. Your canvases turned out great! I really like how you added the words.
    I can't say that we switch out curtains around here...we actually don't have any other than the ones in the nursery! My husband is odd and hates curtains, lol.

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    1. Thank you, Kelly!! I never knew how much I liked curtains until I got this house...then I realized it'd feel naked without them haha.

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  6. Turned out awesome!
    & we are lacking in the curtain department, so we don't switch out, but I love the idea! My mom switches curtains a lot, never really thought about it though.

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    1. Thanks Melanie!! I honestly never thought about it, until the cooler months rolled around, and it just didn't "fit" with things. I'm such a weirdo hehe.

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  7. They turned out so serene. Love the message :) xo Kristin

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    1. Thanks Kristin! I do too...it's a nice reminder! :)

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  8. I'm trying to remember if I've even OWNED curtains before this last house. Which, by the way, are still hanging in the master because the movers didn't take them and I was too tired and cranky. You know I love this art too, right? You're good at stuff!

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    1. UGH...seriously, those movers!! I can't believe how ridiculous they were. How do people like that stay in business?!?! This is the first place that I owned curtains. I never gave them a single thought before haha. And thanks friend! ;)

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  9. Hmmm...maybe if I could finally pick out curtains for all our rooms, then I could think about changing them out for the seasons! But, kudos to you for doing it! Love the whole room, and the colors of the canvas art!

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  10. The art is really cute and the message is great! I love that you are ambitious enough to switch out your curtains for the seasons!! I barely have enough energy to select and make them the first time around... haha.

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    1. Thanks Christine!! I guess it's because the pattern on our one set seems so spring/summery to me. I just am not a fan of them being up all year round. I get it's just one of my "things" haha.

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  11. Ooo, very cute. I have enough trouble finding 1 set of curtains I like. There are no seasonal changes around here. Love your stripes!!

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  12. Just discovered your blog!
    These are so cool! I remember when my mom used to change our curtains for the summer. I guess the only I change make is drawing the curtains VS not. I love the idea though! Maybe when I have more space ...
    Sarah

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    1. Thank you so much, Sarah!! I'm so glad you stopped by! :)

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  13. I love the idea of changing out curtains!! I'm not sure if I'd actually do it, but I love the thought!! You are so creative...maybe you should do an etsy store!

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    1. Aw, thanks Katie! I'm not sure people would buy anything from me...but thanks for the vote of confidence! :)

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  14. I change my art out seasonally. It's something my mother always did and a habit I have applied to my own home. I can't look at something wintery in the summer and vice versa. I have gone through a few rounds of curtains but I think that is mostly because I was never happy. Love your blog - I came across it while I was planning on buying a Macy's sofa and wanted to find pictures of it in a room before I made my decisions. One of your blog posts mentioned the Elliot Sectional and I have checked your posts out ever since.

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    1. I agree with you...if it's winter, I have trouble looking at summery settings, and vice versa. I'm glad I'm not the only one haha. I'm so happy you came across my blog and stuck around!! Puts a big smile on my face! :)

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  15. I think your art is so pretty, so why stop making them? I need to save up funds so that I can replace the curtains in my family room, they are red, and really depressing for this time of year. Your house always looks so lovely, and inviting.

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    1. Aw, thank you so much, Kristel!! I really appreciate that! :) Good luck getting some new curtains. They can definitely help to change a room's mood!

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  16. Love your home. The colors are exactly what I want in my home. I like the pops of color with the neutrals. I am so glad you don't have slipcovered sofas. I like the look of them but not in my own home. I am already using the same colors in my bedroom as you have. I really like the color of the door and buffet. Can you tell me what brand and color you used? I have quite a few pieces that I am ready to paint but couldn't decide on a color until I saw that pretty color you used. As soon as I found your blog I HAD to sign up to get it in my inbox. Keep up the good work. Your home is beautiful.

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    1. Thank you so much! The buffet is Behr's Aqua Spray and our front door is Behr's Teal Ice. I hope that helps! I'm so glad you found my blog, thanks for stopping by! :)

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  17. I love the artwork! I'm going to try that this weekend for sure. But I wanted to say how much I LOVE LOVE LOVE that room - my favorite colors too! I'm in the process of doing my bedroom in those colors right now. I too make my curtains and change them often but not seasonally however I do remember my mom doing that and I think when I first got married I used to do that. Thanks for sharing!

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