Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Inexpensive DIY Art

Remember my cabinet that I just finished?  Well, I wanted to make some artwork to go above it to add some color to the room as well as to give it a finished look.  I am so pleased with the way it turned out.  Here's what I did.

I took 3 pieces of MDF that I had left over from my clock project.  They measure 12X12 inches.  I used some turquiose paint and painted all of them.  Then I cut out a simple chevron stencil.  Here's where it got a little time consuming.  For some reason, I only could get one line of my stencil to look right when I was cutting it out.  So I had to trace and move the chevron stripe for the whole square.  Then I went back and painted the lines once they were all traced onto the board.  It may or may not have been the reason I only did one square with a pattern instetad of doing two like I had orginally thought I would.

After I had the striped painted on, I went over it with a black glaze which I think gives it a more weathered/textured look. 

To hang it on the wall, I hot glued some ribbon to the back and then hung them on some nails. 

 This is a really easy way to add personalized art work in your home for not a lot of cost.  Seriously.  I think this probably only cost me $2.00 to make all three.  Now go crazy and make some of your own!
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Amy at Ameroonie Designs said...

Very cute Jonie- I love the pop of color. That's what my house is missing- color!!

Just Jaime said...

Even though it was time consuming, I think it turned out really well! I love the distressing!

Michelle said...

I love chevron, but I always thought it would take forever! Your turned out great! Love the color. Thanks for linking up with DIY under $5!

Tam said...

Very nice! love the clean lines, great color!