Guess what? I’m still alive. Hope you didn’t miss me too much. Ha, I’m sure you didn’t. Let’s get to some goodness.
We are finally in the process of
redecorating decorating our living room. Yes, we have lived here for a year and a half and JUST starting to decorate and hang stuff. Surprise, surprise, I’m super picky and want only certain colors, patterns, etc. This makes decorating difficult because I pretty much have to either diy something or buy a piece and make changes. BUT I end up with what I want. So we painted our whole living room white to basically start ALL over. These white walls needed some color and a big piece of art.
Enter the large blank canvas that hubbie and I found in the apartment dumpster a few years ago. It was still in 95% of the wrapper and only a small corner was dirty. Amazingly it survived our apartment and the move. So what does one do with a large blank canvas?
PAINT IT! The Pinterest search began for a pattern or idea. I found a few general ideas then winged it. I like the idea of a zig zag print, not quite chevron.
First, I painted it a plain coat of white to cover any dirty spots, then taped off my canvas into three sections. I measured 3 inch marks all across then connected them diagonally with light pencil marks.
Then I started painting, with just basic craft paint.
Then, I hung that
crap canvas on the wall. Voila! Instant easy art! Don’t mind the mess, this is real life folks!
Now that it’s been up a while, I think it’s a little too bright. I’m not quite sure what to do to fix this yet. My only idea is to quickly dry brush black paint over the whole thing, but I’m nervous to try that. Any ideas are WELCOME!