5.20.2010

Frugal Friday~

It's that time again!! Time for this week's edition of Frugal Friday at the Shabby Nest! Woot woot!

Today, I have another little "art on the cheap" project to share with you.

Some of you may remember the art I created for our main bathroom a couple of months ago. I just framed up some pretty fabric.

I still think the fabric is pretty, but I just wasn't feelin' it. I wanted something that was more "me".

BEFORE:



I'd been tossing around the idea of creating some canvases for a while, and had originally considered painting some with a chevron motif, but then I decided that something a little more organic would be better.

So here is what I came up with...




I started by creating a template (which I don't have a photo of). It consisted of the center shape that you see between the thick lines. Then I just traced it onto the canvas (over and over again) putting enough space between each one to create the lines that I then painted.


Here's a view of one of the paintings in-progress.



And here again, is the final project! Loving them!! And the clincher was that I just used some leftover latex paint from my rehabbed console. Perfect!

AFTER




Now it's your turn...

You know "da rules"!

1. Link directly to your post, not just to your blog.
2. Please link back to the Shabby Nest so others can enjoy the Frugal Goodness.
3. Comment, comment, comment. Show our participants "the love!"









20 comments:

Mary Ellen said...

Thank for hostessing again this week!!

Love the geometric design you used for your redo!!

bee blessed
mary

Lorrie said...

Do it yourself art is so much more personalized.

Thanks for hosting!

Lorrie

Donna said...

Dear Wendy, Your Frugal Friday event is so fun and your blog is fantastic! Such a wealth of information and great ideas!

Thanks for hosting us all. What a great idea the way you updated the art in your bathroom. It doesn't look that hard, but I don't think I would have thought of it!

Thanks!
Donna @ Comin' Home

Leanne said...

Very pretty! Thanks for hosting every week.

Suzanne said...

Love the frugal art project!

Marianne@Songbird said...

I love your new canvases. It is always good to go with something that is "you". And these are very you, heck you made it!

Pam said...

Fun canvas art project! (I liked your framed fabric too.)

Jessica said...

You've inspired me to do the same this weekend! Thank you! I love it love it love it! :) Nice job!

Stephanie said...

very cute!

Red Door Home said...

Thanks for hosting! Your new artwork is great. A very simple but cute idea.

Beloved's Bride Carmen said...

All the Frugal Projects that everyone is doing is amazing! Thanks for hosting! :)

AlMcLeary said...

Hello, Thanks for hosting. have a great Friday

Al

www.almcleary.com/blog

Life in Rehab said...

LOVE the art, and you did a very professional job on it too!

miss corner cape said...

love the art project. what a great design and a great idea. i might have to do something in my bathroom, too. it has this beachy feel, and i am not a beachy person! this might do the trick!

Holly said...

Fab art idea for the bathroom!! Congrats on another successful linky party.

Love the new font!! :):)

Joy @ Thrifty Parsonage Living said...

Your new art canvas looks great! Very creative!

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

Love the art! Come by and enter my giveaway for a French tote.

Ashley @ Little Miss Momma said...

I am IN LOVE with your canvas! I love the gray and white {just redid my bedroom in gray}...I did a similar canvas project and I thought you may want to check it out :) Thanks for hosting this awesome link party {i have your button on my blog}!

here is a link to my canvas tutorial: http://littlemissmomma.blogspot.com/2010/03/stencil-canvas-tutorial.html

ashley
http://littlemissmomma.blogspot.com

Stephanie Lynn said...

The canvases look fabulous! I love inexpensive wall art! Thanks so much for hosting - Hope you have a wonderful weekend! ~ Stephanie Lynn

bullie_mama said...

Love how your artwork turned out. That design is really cool and I love the colors. I've always wanted to make things like this. I might just have to try it now.
Beautiful!