Dress Those Walls: Moroccan Inspired Painting

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Thanks for joining me for my series exploring several ideas to dress up your blah, bare walls. I’ll be doing a post every day, chock full of ideas of DIY art and easy things you can do to make your house feel like home.

On to the art of the day:

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I came across this post from Jones Design Company and I was instantly smitten with this Moroccan shape. I have always been drawn to the intricate shapes and patterns inspired by Morocco, so I knew I wanted to makeover one of my canvases using the shape.

My inspiration and jumping off point was this gorgeous pillow that I have officially fallen head over heels in love with:

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So here’s the deal with my canvas makeovers. I really had grown to hate the juvenile art that I created about 6 months ago. It was less art and more craft that my toddler could have created. My art needed some elevation.

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And hopefully, this elevated it.

I started with some stencils that I found a free printable stencil website found through a simple search. I cut it out and traced it onto the canvas with a pencil.

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Then the long process of outlining and filling in the shapes happened over a couple week period. Mainly because I paint during nap times and after bed times.

In an attempt to down play my giant purple chairs, I’m trying to bring in a little more navy blue. Kind of reminiscent of this room.

I really love the pattern and the pop of color that it brings to the wall.

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That other painting got a makeover too. Stay tuned it see it’s transformation later this week.

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What patterns are you loving lately? What are you doing to dress your walls?

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17 thoughts on “Dress Those Walls: Moroccan Inspired Painting

  1. Wow! That canvas turned out great! I’m loving moroccan prints lately too! I just did a fabric covered canvas in a moroccan print for my living room and I’m going to stencil a moroccan pattern on one wall in my bedroom too. (Just waiting for the stencil to arrive in the mail!) I think we have similar taste!

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