We moved into The Tower in May of 2013 and as yet we still don’t have everything set up the way we like it. In fact, the wall behind our bed is entirely blank. While I have a plan for above the bed (post to follow this spring), there are still two giant spots on either side of the bed that need some filling. The Pie and I are not fans of blank wall space, so until we find something we like, I decided to make something up as a placeholder for now.
We had a large piece of flat corrugated cardboard lying around from a project that the Pie started an age ago so I made use of it and some craft paint and did some abstract impressionism on that puppy.
I started by laying a wash of white down just to even things out.
I didn’t want to lay it on too thick, as I liked the texture of the cardboard coming through.
Then I picked a handful of colours and went at it. I used the same brush for everything, so I could blend nicely between the colours.
I poked some holes in the corners and strung it up on some jute before hanging it in the bedroom. I’m still not sure that I like it (I’m no artist), but it fits the space I want it to go in and the colours complement the colours in our bedroom so it’ll do, for now.
8 thoughts on “Fast Tip Friday: Cheater Wall Art”
I think it looks great with the lovely colours you’ve chosen. I bet the painting would look really snazzy in a frame where you could never tell it’s just a piece of cardboard! 🙂
Thanks! I am thinking of creating my own sort of fake frame, but haven’t gotten around to it yet!
Is that Modor? 😉
I think it’s a little too frou-frou with the metallic paint to be Mordor. Why, you want it? 🙂
Come get it (and visit) at any time.
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