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Say it with DIY Art

Just when I decided that I wanted to do my own striped art canvas (yes I’m still talking and not doing) like this one,

Striped painting

 or this one in a bedroom in Elle Decor,

philip jeffries bedroom

I started reading all of this talk about creating your own abstract canvas or creating a dynamite grouping in a single evening like these canvases that Mrs. Blandings wrote about,

DIY art

or making swell art out of red tickets,

ticket stub art blue bell bazaar

 via Blue Bell Bazaar

or framing fabric or wallpaper like this,

summer thornton petrie

Summer Thornton

Tonal fabric canvas display


framed wallpaper art

image via Domino, posted recently at Little Green Notebook

or making your own abstract or your own modern masterpiece like this,

Kleinhelter living room

Lee Kleinhelter

Brian Willis Blue Moon

Brian Willis, Blue Moon

You can see how I got a little distracted.

After finding this suzani on Ebay for my friend Kristin who wants to frame one and hang it over her sofa, I told her why not just paint your own canvas, its cheaper, way more fun and all of the kids are doing it.

suzani ebay


***Update*** One of our readers Christina emailed us and inquired about the yellow floral wallpaper in the Summer Thornton room. It is Kimura and it can be purchased at Walnut Wallpaper among other places.

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7 Responses
  • Faith Clark
    March 18, 2010

    I love this idea. I think it would be fun to do in my kids loft.

    • Olivia
      May 14, 2012

      The hnseoty of your posting shines through

  • Cassie
    March 18, 2010

    I think you might kinda be rubbing off on me…I like most of this stuff…lol

  • Sarah
    March 18, 2010

    Cassie-is this relationship fueled by peer pressure? I want you to know thats its ok to say no.

  • Mrs. Blandings
    March 19, 2010

    Thanks for the shout out – I will say, graphic and easy, it’s a big pay off for very little effort. The stripes would be fab.

  • A Perfect Gray
    March 20, 2010

    LOVED the striped piece in the first photo. Been wanting to do SOMETHING of my own forever and have just been chicken. thanks for the look and the motivation….

  • Lee Kleinhelter
    January 20, 2012

    Thanks so much for including!

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