I’m always on the hunt for some new DIY artwork ideas, so when I got my hands on a big canvas recently I perused pinterest for some inspiration. I came across one of my favourite ombre dresser (I have had this dresser DIY in the back of my mind for months..) and the ever popular chevron trend (check out the original sources here and here):

So I decided to combine these two trends on my canvas, which I picked up for about $15 from my local art supply shop.

I cut out a chevron template out of cardboard (a leftover cereal box), which I used to pencil the pattern onto the canvas. Then it was just a matter of taping out the lines with painter’s tape.

The tape actually didn’t stick very well (I’m guessing it probably would’ve been better to use masking tape instead of painter’s tape?!), so I knew that the paint would bleed through a bit. Not a big deal since I was planning on filling in with white paint anyway.

I wanted a browny gray, so I grabbed both colours in acrylic paint from the dollar store, along with some white and black to lighten or darken as necessary.

After a bunch of mixing and painting, here’s how things were looking pre-tape peeling…

And as expected, some bleedthrough…

But once I did my bit of filling in with white, the final product was pretty sweet n’ punchy.

Kinda fun, right?!

So total cost was less than $20 (about $15 for the canvas and $1/bottle for the paint). Not bad for a big fun piece of original artwork for your pad. And even if you don’t think you’re an artsy person, this is a totally easy-peasy project.

What about you folks? Done any painting or other art-ing lately? Don’t you like to have a mixture of photographs, paintings and prints in your pad? I definitely do.