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D.I.Y. Decor: Canvas Wall Art

Posted by Ali | Tuesday June 5, 201220 comments

I saw this idea in a design magazine a year ago that I think was Canadian House & Home and it struck me as so stupid simple, even an all thumbs person like myself could do it.  They used it as an accent piece in an upstairs hallway but I bought such a big piece of canvas I only had room for it in the living room.
DIY Wall Art
All of the supplies were from an art store that was having a sale on huge canvases, so for all of the supplies I spent about $50.  I recommend not buying cheap brushes (like I did).  They left little bristles everywhere that I had to remove from wet paint with a tweezer.  Not fun.  I chose two different shades of blue so I could have some contrast. Indigo blue is everywhere these days, isn't it?  I'm not sure I need to explain the steps because it's pretty much what you see.  So let's get on to the before and after, shall we?

DIY Wall Art
I really like white.  I haven't hung anything in my living room since we moved in a year ago because I'm afraid to ruin the paint.  But this is much too much of nothing.

DIY Wall Art
Ta-da! This area now has a lot more personality and when I eventually want to change things up, I can cover the canvas with something else.  By the way, do you recognize that lovely DIY pot?

Would you try this in your home?
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on April 28, 2017  Aletha25  4,604 said:

I do a lot of canvas wall art diy. I love it. It's so calming and stress reliever as well. Even have my
Kids do them too and they love it as well. Love the royal blue

on June 20, 2012  bubbles77  28,042 said:

This is a great idea, I would probaly add more than one color, but it gives me inspiration. It only takes a few small inexpensive changes to create a whole new space. I am excited can't wait to plan my room make over. Thanks!!

on June 13, 2012  TashaCat  6,762 said:

Love this! Big bang for small bucks. My BFF and I got together, with wine and did this. Only we did huge canvases with squares and I did one with irregular stripes. What was supposed to be a cheapie pop of colour for our spaces turned out to be a fave piece. I still have my orange-graduated painting hung in my home 10 years later.

on June 08, 2012  GoneBatty  3,196 said:


on June 07, 2012  Becky  13,068 said:

What!? That's such a cool and easy accent piece! I want to do this! Now .... I have to find a free wall to fit it in. Perhaps my bathroom?

on June 07, 2012  gl0ss  6,194 said:

Looks great!

on June 06, 2012  pammy1309  2,623 said:

Love that blue! Very cool idea! =)

on June 06, 2012  lm2shop  629 said:

This looks so great. What a small, yet dramatic. change! Love it!

on June 06, 2012  Aliza  13,970 said:

I love it! Very chic.

on June 05, 2012  annmarie  4,246 said:

Nice work, very chic!

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