Want to make your own wall art, but are too intimidated by complicated ideas? Then this project is for you! Create your own modern style wall art in just a few minutes and for under $20 with this fun and easy way to create your own masterpiece. It’s seriously easy to do and really only takes a canvas, regular wall paint (leftover paint from a wall is perfect), Floetrol, a plastic container that’s really flexible, and a brush. That’s it!
When I was in the finishing stages of my friend’s dining room makeover, I knew this wall needed a huge pop of fun art. We had already purchased the canvas (Joann’s is a great place to get them with a 40% off coupon), and I was just waiting on inspiration to hit. As I was driving down the road listening to music wayyy too loud, this idea hit me (that’s how I get all of my best ideas, yo.) So I told Christal all about it, and after a little miscommunication and some work, this is what we ended up with. Isn’t it awesome?
We used the same color from the wall (Sherwin Williams Black Magic) and poured about 1 1/2 cups of paint in the container with about 1/4 a cup of Floetrol.
We used cardboard boxes as a makeshift drop cloth, and once all the paint was poured onto the canvas we propped it up to lean against a chair from the back and rest on leftover quart paint cans on the bottom to allow for beautiful drippage.
After all the drips were at a very slow rate, we took a brush and filled in all of the unpainted areas at the top to make it look like one big drip, let it dry and put it on the wall.
The idea was supposed to look like paint running off the wall and onto the canvas, which is exactly what I see when I look at it. Christal did a beautiful job – we both love it!
The best part is that the new wall art looks great from every angle, close up or from the view coming in from the living room. It takes an otherwise pretty traditional space and helps lend a little juxtaposition to an edgier space.