It’s November!! 😀 That means it is officially no longer too early for me to begin doing various Christmas crafts! With the occasional house related craft thrown in there. Sometimes both.
So this week I started a couple of different crafts, one for the house, one gift related (which like last year, you won’t likely see until December 26th hah), and one Christmas decor related. Today’s post is on the house project, but I promise next we’ll get onto some Christmas crafts.
My plan for this room with the coral walls is for there to be black furniture, a black and white (maybe with some gray) bedspread, eventually some curtains. And I’d like to put art on the walls that keeps with that general black and white colors scheme.
But I feel there are two problems:
1) Art is expensive.
2) I need a POP of additional color.
I’ve decided that there is no reason I can’t make some art of my own. Way cheaper. So I bought a set of 8×10 canvases from Amazon, and some acrylic paint.
For my pop of color, I decided on lime green. I think it could look cute with the peachy coral desert rose color in the room. Once I dig out the sewing machine, I might even make some cute lime green pillows for the bed.
For now, I have worked on two paintings, with some line in it. Luckily I had some painter’s tape leftover to help with some designs. So I started with that.
And after I painted within the lines, I traced some stencils and a pyrex bowl to outline the next painting.
Next, more painting tape, and filling in the designs. I had to do a LOT of coats of lime to cover the stripes … in retrospect I might try doing things a little bit different if I tried again. But this was an early coat, and 4 or 5 coats later, it’s much better in terms of coverage. I did have to touch up the edges after removing the tape, but it wasn’t too bad.
Here are the 90% finished paintings, sitting against the desert rose colored walls. What do you think?
I think the oval might need another coat of paint, but it is still wet in this photo. My original plan was to write something on each painting. Now I am debating my plan. I was going to go with “Live” or “Love” on the four diamonds, but maybe I should find another way to dress that one up? On the oval one, I was thinking about a Shakespeare quote, maybe even just a tiny one, such as “… to sleep, perchance to dream…” from Hamlet?
Please let me know what you think! I need ideas!
Thankfully, this isn’t the only “art” that will be hanging in the room – my husband took a fantastic black and white photo of a tree near his house in high school. It was displayed somewhere for a while, may have even won a prize or something. But the point is, it’s one of my favorite things we have to hang on the wall, and it just flat out belongs in this room.
I wonder if I have other pictures I could turn into black and white canvas or framed photos … *goes off to plan another crafty house project*