Even though we’ve been living in our current house for a few years now, there is still an abundance of blank wall space. Our house hasn’t really been transformed into a home yet. We kind of just threw our stuff and ourselves into the space and went on living. We’ve managed to make our mark on the house in some ways though. Plenty of grubby hand prints adorn the lower part of the walls, there are random chew marks from when our dogs were puppies, and scratches from the slightly neurotic Dug trying to get through the door during an occasional thunderstorm!
Those aren’t the kind of things that make a house a home though. Lived in, yes. But homely, not so much! I’ve drawn up sketches of how I’d like various rooms in the house to be, but so far I haven’t been very good at following through with the projects I’ve set myself. I am the master procrastintor! So I thought I could start small. I bought a stretched canvas and a few tubes of paint at the local craft store, and started working on our first piece of budget art to adorn the walls. And yes, I’m afraid it has come straight from a picture I found on Pinterest (credit here). I liked the colours, and the geometric shapes appealed to me (maybe because I knew they would be easy for me to paint!).
It’s no secret that I’m a mad keen fan of Pinterest. I’ve got boards for almost anything you can imagine, and I keep adding more! From fashion, to photography, parties and DIY – I just can’t help myself and keep collecting more photos! It’s a great resource for someone like me because I’m not really artistic, I’m more of a crafty kind of person. I’m good at making things, but not so good at coming up with designs. For this painting I used acrylic paints from the Urban Crafter range. The colours are Lady Marmalade (orange/coral), Electric Youth (yellow), It’s a Boy (blue) and Storm in a Teacup (grey), plus a bit of generic white. They turned out quite bright but you could use any colour palette to fit in with your existing decor. There was a small amount of paint bleed under the masking tape, so next time I’ll try sealing the line with whichever colour is under the tape.
I think my next project will be to tackle that pine hall table. I’m so over the yellow wood and I’m itching to paint it. But what colour?!