I mentioned in my Living Room Refresh post that part of simplifying our space, also meant simplifying our wall space too. I think I love gallery walls just as much as the next person. They are such a fun, unique way for me to artistically express my creativeness. My form of art, if you will. However, when the walls start to feel like they are closing in, and things start to feel cluttered, sometimes it can be too much.
So I made a pair of DIY abstract art, if you will, to help simplify the wall space behind our tv. I can’t guarantee you this will be a forever solution. I mean after all does anything really ever stay in a forever spot around here?! Not so much. But I loved how easy this art was to create. I promise, you do not have to be a painter, or even taken an art class to make this easy DIY abstract art. It really is the simplest way to create new art for your walls, and I think you are going to love it! I started with grabbing some of my favorite colors of Country Chic paint, and 2 identical sized painters canvas.
You really could use any type of paint for this project, but instead of buying new paints, I used my two favorite colors – Hurricane, which is a really pretty charcoal with a hint of navy blue, and Lazy Linen, which is a very light light gray. I wanted to keep it simple, but create a sort of an ombre’ effect to the paintings. I can tell you this too, I am no painter, but this gave me the itch to paint. With how easy this was, I can see myself creating these in a variety of sizes with other colors too. I started by painting the bottom third with the hurricane, my darkest color. I wanted my paints to overlap, so I carried them a little higher up on the canvas, so I could blend the next shade on top. Next I used a small container to evenly mix Hurricane and Lazy Linen, to create my middle color. I started off with equal parts, so about half and half of each color, and mixed until I got just the shade I was looking for. *TIP* Make sure you paint the sides of the canvas as you go, for a more finished look. Then I finished it off by painting the top third of the canvas with just Lazy Linen. Again it doesn’t have to be perfect, you can blend the colors together as you want to, but I wanted soft brush strokes, almost like when you see paintings of the ocean, but I didn’t want it to feel to beachy.
I love that you can see some texture in the canvas from the paint, and the rough brush strokes I did, which make it so you really can’t mess it up.
Now they hang behind our tv, and keep the space feeling simple, without feeling too bare.
To see how I created the gallery wall behind our tv to the right, click HERE. And to see even more gallery wall inspiration in our home, check out this post HERE. To find out about the stains and hardware we used on our DIY printers cabinet, read HERE.
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