Monday, April 23, 2012

PB knockoff space canvas art…

There is a running joke in our family that I have expensive taste—like Sprite on a Kool-Aid budget;)  So I don’t think it’s a surprise that I like Pottery Barn stuff—who doesn’t??  But since the price tag doesn’t match my budget, I am always trying to find a way to get what I want anyway—that’s why I do it myself!
Justin’s room is space themed, and I wanted to add something to the walls that would help bring in color, and tie in to the dark blue space wall we had painted.
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I didn’t have anything graphic on the bed, so I knew the walls would be a perfect place for something. 
I bought four, white canvases from Hobby Lobby and just sat down with a pencil and sketched a few things that reminded me of space.  I had something pictured in my mind of a child’s rendering for the art, so I went with basic shapes more than detailed sketches.  I also wanted to include words along the top—all in the same color to tie the four pieces together and make them cohesive.  I also added a light blue “galaxy” line through all four canvases in the background to make them all look more unified.
My mom was here when we started sketching and helped me with the Alien—which was our favorite!  Once I sketched them all roughly, I just used acrylic paints that I had on hand and went to work.  Here’s how they turned out…
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Justin saw me painting these and came over and picked up a brush and painted almost all the craters on the moon!!  I was SO proud of him!!
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These are so easy to make, and so affordable.  I think I spent less than $20 for all four art pieces!!

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14 comments:

  1. They turned out really well - great job!

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  2. They look so great! I am your newest follower from the Networking Blog Hop! I would love if you would check out my blog and if you like what you see please follow back :)
    Modern Modest Beauty

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  3. Hi! I'm your newest follower and co-host of this month's blog hop. Thanks so much for joining in on the fun :) I'm looking forward to getting you know you better!

    The canvases look super cute!!

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  4. I love the ceiling fan that goes along with this whole super cute room

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  5. What an adorable room! You did a great job :)

    Christine @ Projectsaroundthehouse.blogspot.com

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  6. This room is so fun! My 4 year old son would absolutely love it!

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  7. Hi Shannon! Love how you decorated this bedroom - perfect for a boys hangout (I have two of my own and they would have loved this too!). Great work on the canvases - they just pop off the walls! Am following you back :) Have a great week !
    Heather

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  8. Super cool boys room! I love make it yourself canvas art. These turned out great. Thanks for linking up at Etcetorize~

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  9. This whole room is adorable and those canvases are great! Thanks for sharing at Beautify It Monday!

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  10. These paintings make the room!
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