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]
While shopping online, Erica from Dwell Beautiful says she was struck by the simple beauty of watercolor brushstroke art and the impact multiple pieces made grouped in a gallery. Erica grabbed her watercolors and enjoyed a little time outside painting away. Like she says, this really isn’t a project you need any artistic skill to [...Read More]
Tamara of Provident Home Designs was inspired to include a pair of abstract sea paintings in her recent powder room makeover. She loved the calming blue, gray, and gold color palette but didn’t have the money or space for Ballard’s ginormous $449 paintings. Tamara walks you through the steps to making your own paintings for way less. My fave part is how she used tissue paper to create texture on her canvas and incorporate pops of gold. Simply beautiful!
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!
Bethany from Dwellings by DeVore decided to jump on the bandwagon and try her hand at creating graphic artwork a la West Elm. Bethany says she literally just did a couple of brush strokes across a piece of poster board and then popped her new abstract art into a frame once it was dry. She says, “I think it took me about 5 minutes to complete. You can’t beat that for quick and easy.”
Tamara from Provident Home Design has decorated her daughter’s room with all things whimsical and girly. In fact, Tamara says she feels like she is “lying in a lovely, little flower garden” whenever she snuggles with her daughter at night. The newest addition to this girly oasis is a butterfly canvas that Tamara made for less than $5 in about two hours. While this is darling for a little girl’s room, it’s also a great way to add a touch of spring to your home décor.
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!