Thursday, April 2, 2015

More Easy DIY Art.

As you already know, I’ve created a ridiculous amount of very amateur art for our home.  It’s fun to use little money and a bit of creativity to spruce up our space.  My latest “creations” include two amazing brights...coral and citron.  Mixing these invigorating colors with my favorite blues add a super fun pop to our home...perfect for spring and summer!

Two of the pieces I made were painted over old designs.  You might recognize them from my last post...


I mixed my colors mostly using a combo of $0.99 acrylic paints from my craft stash.  First I painted over my beloved stripes from Christmas to create blank canvas.


Then I started layering my favorite colors, and ended with a little liquid gold leaf.



After that was finished, I turned my attention to revamping a piece from last spring.  I truly loved it as is, but needed to freshen up the color scheme.  So I swapped out the hot pink for bold citron...just painting the new color over the old.



Then it was time for two new pieces.  Well over a year ago, I found two sizeable gold frames from Michael’s.  Both were on sale for $8...a deal I just couldn’t pass up!


I didn’t have a plan for them at the time of purchase, so I hoarded them in my junk craft room.  

One day I had a light-bulb moment and realized they’d be perfect to hang on our expansive wall that houses our barn door.  I didn’t have proper paper to paint on for these frames, so I simply flipped over the “picture” that comes with the frame and painted on that.  It wasn't ideal, but a girl's gotta do what a girl's gotta do. ;)


A few brushstrokes later and I had new art!


For wayyyy too long they sat on our fireplace mantle because, well, I hate hanging things.

Several weeks went by and was finally forced to hang them because we were having company.  (Isn't that always the best motivator?!?!?!)

I absolutely love the statement they make in that formerly boring corner.



I love getting four "new" pieces of art for next to nothing!  

Anyone else swap out and recycle their art?

12 comments:

  1. i love the latest! hanging things is sucha chore- i just hung some art in sawyer's room and moved his flag over and it took me forever to get myself mentally there... ugh.

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    1. Thanks Cassie!! I'm glad I'm not the only one who feels that way about getting stuff up on the walls! :)

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  2. So cute, Gabbi! I love how you worked gold into your color scheme and displayed them throughout your room.

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  3. Try turned out great!! And so funny, I can't tell you how many things are sitting on the floor waiting to be hung! Unfortunetly for me I'm not the one who hates hanging things :/

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  4. Love the color scheme you went with! Great job!

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  5. I love how you tied in the bright color schemes! Looks great. Thanks for sharing.

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  6. I love bright colors, and these seem to be fairly easy art projects. I doubt mine will turn out as cute as yours, but I can't wait to try!

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    1. Thanks Alicia! I'm pretty sure yours will be even better! :) Have fun!

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