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?


  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.

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

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

  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 :/

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

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

  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!

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