Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Simple canvas art and a pretty shelf above the bed

May 14th update...just posted a $75 Shabby Apple Giveaway! Make sure to enter!


I went through quite a few paint samples before I found the right one for the guest room and the guest bathroom. Bless Shane's heart. He was very patient with me.


So many pretty colors. I knew there must be something I could use them for.


How about a little canvas art? I painted three canvases a nice base color. White would be fine too.
I waited for the base to dry completely. Then I made patterns with paint tape. I wanted squares.


Paint the exposed canvas. Let dry. I recommend two coats. 


Hello yellow.


Even a couple pops of color works.

Once dry, carefully pull the tape away.


Voila! 

I wanted a little "Pottery Barn like" shelf collage...


to go with my (big splurge) Pottery Barn bedding and Etsy pillows


Love it.

This shelf over the bed trend is fabulous. 
Yellow and turquoise together is scrumptious.
Creating art for super cheap is my favorite. 

See who I'm linking up with here.

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Winner!
The Winner of the Pillsbury gift pack is Shanny
Congrats! Email me and I will get you your prize. 

22 comments:

bailey k. said...

so pretty. what a great color combination! very inspiring. great job!

i have a creativity party going on right now on my blog and i'd love it if you would link this or any other creative project you have: http://letbirdzfly.blogspot.com/2012/05/exodus-35-creativity-party-29.html

thanks so much for sharing!

Malissa said...

So jealous of those pillows!! And you know I love the splash of turquoise :-) looks fabulous my friend!

Sunny Vanilla said...

Love it too! I think the soft colors you picked for your room and artwork are fabulous!
Beautifully done!!!

Take care,
Jen
sunnyvanilla.blogspot.com

Jacky {The Sweetest Petunia} said...

Oh my, super lovely! The colors are just perfect. :)

sweetmelbelle31 said...

Looks neat!
I've heard so many people complain about Valspar paint. How did you like it?

Lisa B. said...

I love the shelf and the canvas art, so pretty!! I'm now thinking of adding some turquoise accents to my yellow bedroom as well!

lesleyannaustin said...

Now I really must send you the little thing , I've been meaning to send for the last year. I think it will go perfectly in this room, seeing you've added turquoise to your color scheme.

lesleyannaustin said...

Now I really must send you the little thing , I've been meaning to send for the last year. I think it will go perfectly in this room, seeing you've added turquoise to your color scheme.

Natalie Jane said...

No problem with the Valspar paint so far!

Michaela @ coveredinmodpodge.blogspot.com said...

The shelf and all that's on it is just wonderful. I think its great that you used all your paint samples to create a unique piece of art for your room.

Kelly Rowe said...

This is lovely! Thanks for linking up to Live Laugh {Linky} Thursday. Have a lovely day :)

Britni@Hubby Made Me said...

So pretty!! I love the shelf and artwork. Your color combination is beautiful! :)

cheapcraftymama said...

WOW, that looks SO great! I love the colors! I would love for you to share this on my "May House Par-tay" @ www.cheapcraftymama.com!!

Mindie Hilton said...

Very pretty art. It looks great in the room. Please come share your talents at
http://www.bacontimewiththehungryhypo.blogspot.com/2012/05/anything-goes-linky-party-49-and-female.html

The weekly party just started.

Lauren said...

Looks great! I love the colors.

Our Pinteresting Family said...

What a beautiful way to use those samples. The artwork turned out lovely. Enjoy! Megan

Michele said...

The shelf and art look wonderful with the bed. Your guests are never going to want to leave!

Becca @ The Sassy Penguin said...

The colors go very well together.

I think I need to get rid of my huge headboard and put a shelf up instead!

Emily Morgenstern said...

Lovely colors!! I adore a shelf above a bed. Such a great look!

I've pinned and shared on FB!

Emily @52mantels.com

Lynn @ UpCountry Olio said...

Wow, what a simple but stylish way to create some artwork! Your whole shelf turned out amazing!

-Lynn

Jenny @ The NY Melrose Family said...

I love the way this came out. It works so well with the rest of the room. Thanks so much for sharing at Whimsy Wednesdays.

Six Sisters said...

The shelf and artwork are so cute!! Thanks for linking up to our "Strut Your Stuff Saturday." We loved having you and hope to see you back next week! -The Sisters

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