March 07, 2012

Out to Pasture {Easy Art Piece}

While I loved my horse art.... I am kinda over it now for my family room. I am going for a whole new vibe. And the horses weren't feeling it.

I am desperately trying to bring some WHITE and CREAMS in to the family room. So I took it upon myself to come up with some new artwork.  I have seen a few inspiration pieces that looked pretty easy to replicate {can't find any sources right now, but I've seen them!}.

White on white. Subtle.

Here's what I did:

I left it hanging there for a whole 24 hours before we all (the kids and I) decided it was not right. The concept is cute, but it was just "too modern," my daughter said.

So, I gave it a 5 minute makeover. Literally, it took about 5 minutes and some of that canvas/burlap ribbon I scored at Hobby Lobby, a little Plaid paint, 6 pushpins and 1 fake flower, destemmed.  All of which I had on hand.

Much better, me thinks.
The peanut gallery agreed.

I have it hanging up again...

There's still a lot of work to do in that room, but I am going to tackle it one little thing at a time. Keep in mind, this is just a temp piece... I am still scouring my local junk yards for THE PERFECT old window to hang there. Until then....

Stay tuned for a reveal in like 20 years! ;)

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