So through the next few weeks, I'm going to show you the behind the scenes of how we built, DIY'ed and transformed that room from a hazardous construction zone to this beauty.
From our DIY headboard all the way down to how to install sheetrock, we're going to take you along for the ride. Today, we're starting with some simple, DIY artwork for the bedroom.
Last month, I shared how to DIY some abstract art for your home. And these three pieces of art follow the same color scheme and painting style as that project, tying the entire room's art together in a cohesive theme.
I knew I wanted these pieces to be simple, yet bright and bold. I found inspiration through Pinterest (of course!), falling in love with this DIY artwork, and decided to build a "collection" around this idea. I loved how simple painting simple lines in several colors from the same palette looked. So, I decided to mimic this piece in a pink palette and a blue palette, then create another piece that blended the two colors together.
Now, getting down to how I made them.
I started with the white, RIBBA picture frames that I recently purchased on an Ikea trip. I knew this was the size of frames that I wanted for the space (approximately 20x20, each), so I made my art to fit my frames. I use Canson Mix Media paper, which I purchase from Micheal's.
I cut the three pieces of paper to fit my frame, then taped them to a DIY Art board that Justin made me. It's just a spare piece of MDF that we had laying around the garage, but you can easily tape your artwork down to a spare piece of wood, or even your table if you use blue painters tape! You'll definately want to tape your pages down to keep the paper from warping or curling too much.
Using BASIC Acrylic Paint from Micheals , I started mixing a very small amount of each color that I wanted to use. Since I was only doing one stripe of each color, I barely needed any paint at all.
For the center photo, I wanted each color block to be distinct from the next, so I did allow for the paint to dry between each color. And again, there's no rhyme or reason for how or why I painted these color blocks the way I did, so give yourself some freedom to have fun!
After a couple hours of dry time (depending on how thick your paint is) they were ready to be put into their new Ikea frames and hung on the wall!
Project Time: 40 minutes
Project Cost: $60 for three Ikea frames, $0 for art*
*Since I already had my paper and paint, the artwork itself costed me $0. If you needed to purchase the paper and a few colors of paint, you're looking at around $38 for the artwork.
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