Sarah from Life on Virginia Street designed the most drool-worthy office, including a piece of large-scale artwork that she painted herself. Sarah created her beautiful abstract canvas by layering craft paint and walks you through the entire process so you can make your own. For a more finished look, Sarah added a gold-painted wood frame. […Read More]
Erica from Dwell Beautiful LOVES Anthropologie but very rarely can afford the prices. She has found the way to get the Anthro look for less by recreating some of their art pieces. When she saw a botanical print, Erica knew she could easily make her own version with some Sharpies and a canvas. She says, […Read More]
Amy from Delineate Your Dwelling wanted to add some bright color to her office and fell in love with West Elm’s Geo Print. She was able to replicate the artwork for only $12 by simply sketching the design onto a canvas with loose, doodle-like motions. I can’t think of a more fun design to pep up a work space!
Heather from What Does She Do All Day put her creativity to work to make a statement art piece for above her mantel. This is such a simple design that I believe anyone could replicate, artist or not. However, it still packs a lot of punch with bold color and texture. Heather walks you through the steps she took to create it and how she pulled it off for around twenty bucks!
Kayla from Home Coming strongly believes that everyone should be able to have beautiful art in their home – without breaking the bank! To this end, Kayla painted her own colorful and vibrant abstract art on a canvas that was collecting dust in her storage room. You don’t have to be an artist to paint your own wall-worthy artwork. Kayla says, “Abstract art is a really simple (and impactful!) art project for anyone because there really is no wrong way to paint it.”
Nick from Lifestyles of the Rich and the Davis’ was happy to oblige when his wife requested a trio of flatware canvases for their dining area. With the help of Photoshop, Nick created his own stencils and painted the spoon, knife, on fork onto the canvases. Now, many would of stopped there, but Nick wasn’t done yet! He then turned the “disjointed set of silverware” into a statement piece by building a wood frame. I love how it brings the whole piece together!
When Erica from Craftivity Designs fell in love with a $600 piece of artwork from Anthropologie, she decided to break out her pastels and recreate it. The steps are as simple as drawing circles and then adding dimension by blending the colors with your finger. I love that Erica got the bright colors and modern design she loved about the inspiration without having to spend a cent!
Maria of A Hoover-gáton is túl saw a piece of wall art on Horchow that she fell in love with instantly and had to have. To recreate the look of the paneled art, Maria bought some canvases and acrylic paint and then had Office Max print the image onto a transparency. Using an old overhead projector, Maria traced the image onto the canvases and painted it in. This was a weekend project that cost Maria only $35 compared to $800!
Mandy of This Girl’s Life had been drooling over a piece of nature wall art from Urban Outfitters, but, alas, it was no longer available. Mandy didn’t shed a tear over the unattainable artwork since she knew she could make her own using a freebie canvas and nature photos. Mandy says, “It turned out exactly how I had imagined and is the perfect art piece for our entryway… And I love that I spent about $5 total for supplies.”