For the last couple of months we have had a blank canvas over our sideboard in the dining room. As part of my 17 by the end of 17 I set a goal to put some paint on this thing. And I finally have!
Before we bought your house, I started a number of Pinterest boards dedicated to ideas for decorating. I had so many ideas! Not all of them will fit in this house. Either they don’t fit the style, I have existing furniture, or it is just too expensive to implement at this time. However, there were number of ideas that I pinned that fit just fine. This is one of them:
Source: The Design Files
I was attracted to the simplicity of the art above the sofa in this image. There is a sophistication about it that I really love.
DIY MODERN ART | MY PROCESS
I started with a blank canvas. I picked up this canvas from Michael’s for less than $30. It is a 36×48 piece so it is rather large. I bought a large canvas to make a statement on the very neutral wall.
I picked out a lovely shade of blue from the hardware store. I decided not to mix my own paint so I could get a consistent color on the entire canvas. And went with latex paint instead of acrylic. I was able to buy a sample size of mixed paint for less than $5.
I painted the blue layer first, being careful not to get paint on the floor.
I poured some white paint from a previous project into a red Solo cup. I added a little water to thin the paint. I then started adding swirls. I layered them on until I got the desired look.
They navy blue makes for a more dramatic backdrop to the white swirls than the image from my inspiration. It creates a nice contrast with the white and livens up my dining room. I am really looking forward to seeing this view every time I walk through my dining room.