DIY Wall Art

A few weeks ago, after searching for artwork for her apartment, my daughter could not find the right painting at a reasonable price.  So she decided to make her own.  She came over to our house and bought some canvas and some acrylic paint at the craft store.  The paint colors were chosen to match her apartment decor.

First she took a blank canvas and started sponging the first color.












Then it was time for the other colors












until the entire canvas was covered.











Next, she took some black and white paint for contrast, and added some features.  In this case, a fleur de lis and some flowers.









Then we set the painting outside to dry.  This is the finished product:









It came out really nice and is the perfect color scheme for her apartment.  It also did not cost a lot.   It inspired me to try to paint something too, I will let you know how it goes.  Have you painted before?

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Categories: Crafts, Frugal Fun


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11 Comments on “DIY Wall Art”

  1. September 17, 2012 at 7:25 am #

    Oh, it’s beautiful! I have never tried painting before. Maybe some day! 🙂

  2. September 17, 2012 at 2:42 pm #

    That looks great. Your daughter is talented!

  3. September 17, 2012 at 5:17 pm #

    She is very talented! I used to do some oil painting with my mom years ago but I don’t think I would be able to produce anything that was wall worthy.

    • September 17, 2012 at 8:33 pm #

      I am so impressed that you did oil painting! Very cool!

  4. September 18, 2012 at 6:29 am #

    Hi from Tuesday Tango!! Love this idea!! Following you on BlogLovin!! Feel free to follow back!! Hope you have a great week!!

  5. September 19, 2012 at 12:52 pm #


    This looks amazing! I love the color scheme she used. Thanks so much for linking up to Creative Thursday. Can’t wait to see what you share this week! Have a wonderful weekend

  6. September 19, 2012 at 6:52 pm #

    Looks delicious…and easy. This might have to be added to one of my favorite apple recipes…next to apple pie, of course 🙂

  7. September 22, 2012 at 7:58 am #

    Thanks for the very cool idea here–It turned out so great that I’ll have to file this one away for future reference!

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