23 posts tagged painting
For a long time I’ve been wanting to do some watercolour paintings. I have all the supplies but not the knowledge, so this tutorial is perfect. Alison takes you through the supplies you need, techniques, etc. Then go onto part 2, ‘blending’. We’ll all be amazing watercolourists in no time!
I adore abstract art, especially colourful pieces. It’s also a really fun project to do because no matter what you do or how you do it, it’s going to be a perfect and beautiful one off piece! But if you’re a bit like me and not sure where to start, this guide will help start you off.
Such a simple and yet pretty DIY. There are lots of things you could do with these painted stones - add super strong magnets for your fridge, use as paper weights, give as small gifts to friends who come to a party… or just have them around the house as decoration - I’m sure you can think of more ideas!
Well here is the ultimate wall - ombre! I imagine that this wouldn’t be super easy to accomplish but the end effect is amazing and totally worth it!
Stenciled Stair Raisers | Lowe’s Creative Ideas
This amazing DIY makes me want a house with stairs! Such a cool idea, and so easy to customise. The cat is pretty cute too!
Wall Art Triangles | Mr Handsome Face
If you can stick tape and use a paintbrush, you can make this! It reminds me of a paint by numbers kit - choose your two favourite colours and then using them in three shades paint the corresponding triangles. Super easy to make - you could even make a triptych using the three colours across your pics in varying shades of light to dark (i.e. pink for your first pic using shades of light pink for the first row, middle pink for the middle row and dark pink for the last row)
Mural Painted Bathroom | Scathingly Brilliant
I’ve been going through my DIY folder and I came across this saved post of Kate’s amazing bathroom! Can you believe she did this on a whim on a Saturday night at 2AM?! I think what I like the most is the pink tones of the print. If you want to do something similar, Google ‘murals’. If you’re confident in hand drawing, sketch it out straight onto the wall. If you’re not, there are a couple of options. The easiest and quickest option (if you have access to a projector) is to project the image straight onto the wall and trace with a pencil. If not, try printing your image large scale and do the old pencil rubbing on the back, trace over the front. If you have another suggestion of how to get a large image onto the wall, please add your idea! I’m very inspired now!
Pixelated Watercolour | All Things Paper
I’ve always loved the dreamy quality of watercolours. Some of my favourite artists use watercolours and I’ve always wanted to have a go but I’ve never been super artistic when it comes to painting. I love this project though as all I need to do is paint little squares!
Big Scrappy Painting | Alisa Burke
I have a habit of ripping out pictures from magazines and then thinking - what the hell am I going to do with these?! This is a great solution - if you have images that are the same kinds of colours and subjects, they would look great like this. The ‘wash’ of paint brings the pictures together. Of course if you have a ton of fabric scraps like Alisa did, you can do that too (um, I have a big pile of scraps as well. I swear I’m not a hoarder)
Super Easy, Super Quick, Low Cost Graphic Art | Curbly
I’m going to say it: buying things for baby girls is more fun than baby boys. Disagree with me if you will, but there are tons of amazing its and pieces of art for girls, but boys… it usually ends up being trucks or dinosaurs. Boring. If you’re wanting to decorate the room of the little boy in your life, I personally think you can’t go past these super cool art works! They’re modern and fun and customizable. Actually I might just make some of these for myself!
Fluro Cutlery | Sania Pell At Home
I have a lot of mismatched cutlery. I like the idea of ‘bringing them together’ with coloured paint, especially this pink and orange combo! I would probably use enamel paint as suggested so it doesn’t chip off too much. Pretty!
5 Uses For Milk Paint | Fresh Home Ideas
Milk paint is gorgeous, it gives a mellow, aged feel to it and is perfect for just about any interior style (though it works particularly well if you’re into the beachy or shabby chic look!) There are 5 tutorials here - how to paint a table, planters, wood floorboards, glass panels and my favourite, pavers! I would never have thought to paint pavers with whitewash. I would love to do my floorboards in whitewash, but I wouldn’t love to do all the prep work that comes with it!
Decorative Door Frame | Real Simple
This door frame actually reminds me of the fairy doors I featured before, and I’m totally in love with it… though I don’t know if I can convince my dad (i.e. my landlord!) to let me do it though. That kelly green is amazing, I would paint a room in that colour if I could!
Front Entry Makeover | In Between Laundry
Sorry to my renting followers, this is a painting post! Unless of course you have a really good landlord who will let you paint your house. Hallways are so hard to decorate. You could just leave them plain but that’s boring. I was thinking of painting the hallway but I wanted a bit more than just paint. This is perfect - focal points that can be easily changed up. Plus, I love that stencil! Of course it is made with a Silhouette. Seriously, please universe, please send me a Silhouette. Please.
Painted Number Stairs | EllaBoo & Co
Aren’t these the coolest stairs ever!? I wish I had stairs in my house because I would do these tomorrow. Perfect for families with kids too - can you think of a cooler way to learn your numbers?! Oh man, stair envy.