I've been on a DIY hiatus lately but my hours of insomnia in the past few days have caused me to scour Pinterest like a mad woman (which naturally gives me a to-do list a mile long.)
My bedroom has been getting a few updates every now and then, piece by piece, until I finally am happy with what I see. I've been needing a focal piece above my bed, but I just couldn't decide on one specific one. Until I saw this project...
My DIY self just knew I had to attempt it. And that I did.
what you'll need:
One canvas (whatever size you want it to be--big, small, square, rectangle, etc)
Acrylic paint colors of your choice (I recommend at least 3)
Tape (either painter's tape or black electrical tape)
Spray pain in the color of your choice
Get your canvas out. Start painting. There is no rhyme or reason to how to do this part--just create a base pattern of the colors of your choice. I chose gray, turquoise, a lime color, and a light blue. If I do this again, I will probably add in a color of a totally different spectrum just to add a little pop.
Let it dry, of course. Then start taping. Again, this was just trial and error. I did no specific measuring, just eye-balled the spaces between the tape. I used about 5 inch strips--again, they weren't measured exactly. Start on one corner and work your way across the bottom of the canvas and then up. I started by working all the way up the side but it wasn't working right so I started over. I say, the more unique, the better. It's not perfect, but that's okay!
**don't forget to take off a few random strips to create the gaps!**
Cover the canvas with your spray paint. I used white...you could use gold, blue, whatever. Whatever your little heart desires. Cover it well...I did two coats just to make sure the white was a good solid color.
(I didn't take a picture of this step...
figured you could picture a totally white canvas in your mind!)
Let it dry for a few minutes--don't let it dry all the way or some paint may chip off when you pull up the strips. Touch up as needed--I had to do a little fixing around the edges to make sure the white looked crisp!
And then you've got your masterpiece! A cheap, easy way to add some interest to your decor. I'm interested to do this again with different colors...maybe two or three small square canvases, too. The options are endless! And remember, perfection isn't ideal! The more imperfect, the better. I'm not a professional, so I don't expect my projects to turn out like a professional did it :)
And there ya have it.
Hope your weekends are off to a fabulous start, dears. Love love!