DIY Art Project

Wednesday, July 25, 2012


I've noticed sometimes that its hard to find the exact item you want in a design.  I had been on the hunt to find a perfect modern print to go in a room with reds, aqua's, yellows and greens.  I knew I needed to find a piece with all those colors as the "inspiration" piece for the room.  Well, I found an almost perfect painting...  The dimensions weren't quite right and instead of aqua, the blues were much more of a royal blue color.  So... I decided I'd take the canvas apart and would repaint over the existing canvas colors with paint that would make the perfect color palette.  My little girl and I had a fun afternoon of finger painting the little dots on this canvas.  The colors were now perfection.  I decided to go to my local home depot and picked out molding and had them cut it to the desired dimensions I needed for a custom frame look.  I used Masonite board as the backing and glued the canvas to the board and then used my handy staple gun to put the picture to the recently painted frame.  I chose a metallic gun metal charcoal color.  The picture is now a perfect color and scale to the room, and is the statement piece that is now a one of a kind piece.  Do it yourself projects are actually a lot of fun and will give you a satisfied feeling every time you look at the finished project.

DESIGNED BY ECLAIR DESIGNS