Pin It For the longest time I had this empty wall in the living room:
It was just screaming for some sort of art. But I had two problems. First, I couldn't find anything we liked. Second, I couldn't find anything we liked and could afford. Or was it the first?...Anyway, it's been like this for a while until I saw inspiration by Sarah at Thrifty Decor Chick . It seemed pretty simple and yet really cute! Just then Michaels was running a sale on canvas and acrylic paints. So I stocked up :) It took me another couple of weeks before I decided to even dare try something like that.
But last weekend I needed to take my mind off of things, so a little project seemed like a perfect idea. I got my supplies ready:
I also watched a few tutorials on Youtube. To make a long story short, here's the result. Keep in mind, it was my first (and last? ) time to work with a canvas or try to draw/paint anything at all. Don't judge too harsh :) I call it "Bear Lake Inspired":
I like it! I had a lot of fun with it!! It might not be very professional but I like how it looks in our living room. And it was only about $17. My kind of art :) One more shot of the finished product:
Now I just wish we had money to replace this ugly carpet...Oh well, small steps, small steps...
PS- this post is linked to these awesome parties:
Ginger Snap Crafts Wow me Wednesday
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