It’s only been about 6 months, but I can cross one thing off my pinterest bucket list.
“Make my own art for the house.”
Well, maybe I can only put a check mark next to item #1 on my list, because I want to do several more DIY art/canvas projects for the house. This was at least a start.
And a couch that has similar colors and inspired me.
So, armed with dimensions of the size of canvas I wanted, inspiration and a debit card, I headed to Hobby Lobby for supplies.
- 24X36 canvas (I should’ve gone one size bigger!)
- 8/pack of paint colors
- 3/pack brushes
- paint tray
- matte finishing spray (I didn’t end up using; not sure it’s needed; cost $8 of the $52)
Next: I put on a little John Mayer, Florence & the Machine, Lana Del Rey, Civil Wars, Band of Horses, etc. and found a blog post with helpful tips to guide me.
Now, time to mix my colors and do a trial run through my “design” … you’ll notice that the colors I ended up with really don’t match my inspiration fully. The yellow is too mustard. They’re a little too PRIMARY color-ish still. But, not bad for my first-ever painting.
Eventually, I just decided it was time to GO FOR IT! Time to paint the actual canvas.
Next, I touched it up with shadowing and highlights.
Done. BUT…I don’t love the colors. I think the combination of all these colors is fine, but in hindsight, I wish I’d just done three colors or something totally different haha. They’re just too … something. I’ll make it work for a few years maybe.
After letting it dry overnight, I hung it on the blank wall and decorated the new desk space I created to coordinate. You’ll see that I really should’ve bought a bigger canvas too.
IN THE END: It’s less blah-ness for sure, but def. not something that will hang there for years … that is … unless all our loyal blog followers comment below and tell me how amazing they think it is (hint, hint! haha).