Thursday, July 23, 2009

Easy DIY Art Project

Yay! We have our first project submission here at A Home In Progress. (Which is really, really what I want this place to be - a place for those of us who are working with our own homes (thus, the name A Home in Progress!) to post our projects and tips and hints and finds and.......just anything!

Anyway, I LOVE this idea because it just seems so simple and easy and makes a HUGE difference in the room. Here's what she did:

I wanted some art to hang on the wall of my daughter's room but wasn't finding anything I liked. I just decided to try to do something myself!

First, I bought some blank canvases.

I knew I wanted circles to match the bedding, but I wasn't sure about the placement. I used the computer to create an outline of different size circles and different placements. When I got it where I liked it, I printed it off and used it as a stencil for the canvases.

I painted one color at a time with some acrylic craft paint. Then I did two more coats over each color so there was no canvas showing through the circles.

I also painted the side of the canvas so it looked better when you walked into the room.

I really like how they turned out and they were very inexpensive and easy! I am doing two more to make a set of four.

Thank you so much Jentry! I love the art and the fact that when you couldn't find something you liked, you just decided to make it yourself!

If you have a project you've done lately, or a yummy recipe, or any other aspect of building your home in progress, send it in! We need lots of projects to get started!


  1. These are super cute! I've been thinking of doing something like this for a while but just haven't gotten around to it yet! Thinking of doing fun stripes...will share when I actually get around to it!

  2. Those are so cute! What a neat idea, thanks for sharing.

  3. I love your artwork! I bought some blank canvases and paint, but I'm having issues finding stencils. Any suggestions? I'm looking for some floral or victorian stencils.