Fall is my favorite time of year!!! I’m in planning mode and my mind is spinning with ideas and possibilities to refresh our home – while still trying to stick to a budget, of course. In the meantime, I am re-painting our wall art for a new color scheme. Re-painting your wall art is an easy way to update your color scheme in your home. See how I created this blue and green wall art.
There are actually quite a few walls I want to paint.
It may be time to change up the light gray living room walls – which is a big project and would be a great idea if it were the only project on my list.
So then I was thinking that maybe the downstairs half bathroom is more manageable. The 90’s yellow-green needs a refresh to either a white or a lighter grayish-green.
But… on the other hand…. I really don’t want to miss a minute of being outside in this incredible Fall New England air.
I wanted to show you the green bathroom walls, but this photos really highlights the other things I’d love to change about this bathroom too. 1. I’m considering painting the vanity cabinet. 2. Why is this bathroom designed so we’re looking directly at the toilet! and 3. Yes, we still have a corded wall phone.
Then this past Saturday I decided I needed a quick-win and repainted the artwork in the bathroom. The the red flowers had to go now.
The cost of the project was zero dollars because I was re-using the canvas. You can do this with any canvas art by just applying a few coats of white primer.
And I have lots of paint leftover from years of painting furniture.
I envisioned foggy blue and green mountains.
Something like this canvas art on Amazon…
Or, this one with the mountains and the trees…
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Me and my big ideas thought I could paint mountains and trees and they would turn out just like these on Amazon. How hard could it be right?
LOL. They call it art for a reason.
It’s an art. It takes practice, technique, and talent.
But I was hopeful.
With my canvas all primed white, I got out my dark blue and dark forest green paints, put dollops of each on a large round plastic plate and tapped in to my inner Bob Ross.
My first attempt at mountains and trees was a total flop. It was dark and gloomy and looked nothing like the beautiful artwork above.
So I painted over most of it white and started again.
This time aiming for more an abstract.
And here’s how my abstract blue, green, and white canvas art turned out…
Here it is against the (current) yellow-green wall in the bathroom…
The placement of the canvas may look off, but it actually fits perfectly behind the door when. the door is open without being damaged by the door handle
And here it is against a white wall…
And the gray living room wall…
It may not be the mountains I dreamed of, but the change of color in the half bath makes the green walls much more tolerable for a while longer so I can get outside and keep enjoying the Fall air!