Tuesday, May 5, 2009

$1 Garage Sale Canvas Makeover!

Over the next few days, I'll be showing off a few home decorating projects I've been working on and FINALLY got up on the walls....Enjoy!

Since we bought our new bed over a year ago, I've been waiting to find something to hang over the bed. Well, I just haven't found anything I liked so it's been pretty empty for way too long! I found this $1 canvas at our Neighborhood Garage Sale. It's a big canvas, and the perfect size for over our bed.

I tried to get some of the colors that are in our bedroom onto the canvas, and tried to keep it abstract. I like how it turned out, although I don't know if I'm totally IN LOVE with it. We'll keep it up there for a while, and if I feel like painting over it and giving it another try, I'll see!


  1. I love this!! You did a fantastic job painting it! I've been thinking about doing something like this for over my couch :)

  2. I think you did a fantastic job! It looks great!

  3. what is the technique that you used.. IT is FANTASTIC!!!! email sonalpatelfl@gmail.com also thanks for all your tips they are great...

  4. I love this painting. What is your technique i would love to do this to my nephews room since he likes this type of stuff... I love your helpful advice and ideals.. This painting is fantastic..

  5. Sonal -
    I used a Dry Brush technique and kept layering colors until the canvas started to take shape. I added the white and gray line across the piece to lighten up the painting - it was getting too dark. Since I didn't have a specific look I was going for, I didn't quite know when to stop, but it turned out well. Thank you for the compliments and good luck!