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:
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:
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.
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.
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.
That other painting got a makeover too. Stay tuned it see it’s transformation later this week.
What patterns are you loving lately? What are you doing to dress your walls?
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