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May 5, 2013

Easy Frame & Paint Wall Art

Easy Frame & Paint Wall Art ~ Step-by-step on how to make this easy Wall Art ~ with an even easier and quicker alternative ! #WallArt #Paint #FrameArt

When it concerns crafts or projects I sometimes think I fall into some or other "intoxicated" group!  I will start one room, do one or two crafts and suddenly move on to another room.

I think it is because my head is full of so many ideas ... and the ideas are not normally connected to the same room, or at times when I am busy with one project, I'll get a flashbulb moment - leave whatever I am doing and start something new.

Right now,  I am busy with the Lounge, Dimitri's room {no, not finished yet}, our Main Bedroom {still busy..} and various loose pieces of different types of furniture which is standing in the opening between our dining room and lounge.... there, yes, because I have no more space, so I have to look at it every day, of course it irritates everyone, but I am slowly getting to each one of them.

Okay, on to today's craft:  {let me just mention - these are the correct colors, more or less, in my lounge at the moment - I am still trying out accent colors, but have a real problem with that}

Easy Frame & Paint Wall Art ~ Step-by-step on how to make this easy Wall Art ~ with an even easier and quicker alternative ! #WallArt #Paint #FrameArt

This is where I needed something desperately on the wall and it looks much better now than an empty strip of wall

This is what I did to create my own piece of Wall Art:

Easy Frame & Paint Wall Art ~ Step-by-step on how to make this easy Wall Art ~ with an even easier and quicker alternative ! #WallArt #Paint #FrameArt

This is a dado rail which we installed in Cheri's bedroom a few years ago {right, she also needs an updated bedroom as hers is still very early teenagish ... something else to keep my mind busy!}

Anyway, we had a piece of the dado rail leftover - 2100mm, which I asked Roy to cut and make a frame with - it is now a square frame of 500mm x 500mm.

Easy Frame & Paint Wall Art ~ Step-by-step on how to make this easy Wall Art ~ with an even easier and quicker alternative ! #WallArt #Paint #FrameArt

We then painted the frame in a dark charcoal color {the same as I used on the side of the cabinet on the left of the Wall Frame, which you can read about HERE

Easy Frame & Paint Wall Art ~ Step-by-step on how to make this easy Wall Art ~ with an even easier and quicker alternative ! #WallArt #Paint #FrameArt

Now, I do not think anyone can remember this stencil which I had cut from a piece of wall paper last year - I then used it to do some painting on fabric - see that post HERE

I used the very same stencil today as I wanted a large flower design and this was perfect

Easy Frame & Paint Wall Art ~ Step-by-step on how to make this easy Wall Art ~ with an even easier and quicker alternative ! #WallArt #Paint #FrameArt

I stenciled the flowers on the outside, inside and over the frame, using a lighter grey which we mixed using the charcoal and some white - it turned out almost silver !  We have textured walls and I applied the paint only very lightly inside the stencil to get the effect I wanted and am happy with, I have to add.

Easy Frame & Paint Wall Art ~ Step-by-step on how to make this easy Wall Art ~ with an even easier and quicker alternative ! #WallArt #Paint #FrameArt

Painting over the frame {to flow onto the wall} proved a little more difficult than I anticipated.  If it was a flat frame and a smooth wall, it would have been much easier, but totally worth the extra effort.

Fortunately, when I started painting the flowers, I only stuck the frame to the wall with Prestik {the frame is made of polystyrene, so not heavy at all}.

First I stuck the stencil to the wall above the frame, removed the frame and then painted the full flower on the wall, after which we then hung the frame more permanently - this part was fun {sarcastically said}, I had the stencil stuck above me, trying to remember and copy from the stencil, the painting over the frame,, as the way I did this in the above photo did not quite line up - had a hick up or two until Roy told me that the flower over the frame {which I am at that point painting!} is starting to look much more different than the other flowers ... okay, I stopped, took a step or three back and saw what he meant ! Note to self .... step back every now and then and LOOK what you are doing!!

Easy Frame & Paint Wall Art ~ Step-by-step on how to make this easy Wall Art ~ with an even easier and quicker alternative ! #WallArt #Paint #FrameArt

I forgot to take a picture after we painted the frame, of the actual sanding the frame - above you can see I did not go too heavy, only here and there,,, not much.

Easy Frame & Paint Wall Art ~ Step-by-step on how to make this easy Wall Art ~ with an even easier and quicker alternative ! #WallArt #Paint #FrameArt

Yet, again, I used a different, self-mixed, grey for the lines connecting the flowers {did that free-hand but I am sure you guessed that!} At this point, Roy walked in and said it looks great ... to which I replied "it is not done yet.."  See, something is not right, something is missing.........

Easy Frame & Paint Wall Art ~ Step-by-step on how to make this easy Wall Art ~ with an even easier and quicker alternative ! #WallArt #Paint #FrameArt

An old cabinet knob, painted pitch black ! Perfect ending ...

Easy Frame & Paint Wall Art ~ Step-by-step on how to make this easy Wall Art ~ with an even easier and quicker alternative ! #WallArt #Paint #FrameArt

Accent color, accent color ---- I need an accent color desperately !  {The lounge suite is the problem, it is mainly grey, silverish with very, very light pink, green and turquoise AND splashes of black ! }

I have a lovely night-stand to finish ... once I decide on the HOW - for now, the COLOR has at least been chosen!

{NOTE: You can make this in under an hour, using a ready-made frame, stickers and a knob ... just an option!}


25 comments:

  1. Ok that is to cute girl! Your creative! I love your blog & will subscribe!!!! I am stopping by today from the I should be Mopping the Floor Blog Hop. I would love a visit at http://www.homemaker-mom.com/the-homemakers-journey-blog.html

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  2. That is beautiful Linda, so clever to have it going over the frame

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  3. You are so creative, Linda :) I need help at my house!!

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  4. Way to think outside the box...er..frame! I love this..so clever and so different. I have to say the addition of the knob was the perfect touch! You go girl! (Even if it is in 6 different directions at once!)

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  5. This is such a fun idea. I would be afraid to go outside the frame. Sometimes I can't get myself out of the box. Love this :) Krista @ A Handful of Everything

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  6. What a CUTE idea! :)

    Thanks for joining the Link Up this week!

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  7. What a great project! Thanks for sharing at Fluster's Creative Muster Party!

    Robin
    Fluster Buster

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  8. This is really cool. I'm hosting a new linky party at http://hickorytrailblog.blogspot.com/2013/05/efforts-and-assets-linky-party-1.html

    I would love to have you!
    Angela

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  9. super cute! I love the flowers you stenciled. Thanks for linking up to Tasteful Tuesdays! Emily @ Nap-Time Creations

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  10. Linda
    So pretty! What a fun idea!
    I'm visiting you today from Lil Luna. I hope you get a chance to stop by my blog and leave a comment, too!
    ~ Megin of VMG206
    Decorative Flip Flops~ Gift Idea

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  11. Linda,
    This came out so cute. I love it. Thanks so much for sharing with Wednesday's Adorned From Above Blog Hop.
    Have a great week.
    Debi and Charly
    http://www.adornedfromabove.com

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  12. You did such a great job, it looks very pretty on the wall with flower meandering up and over. You are very hard on yourself, it's great. Glad you shared this. Since I'm such a ninny and have to move things all the time, guess I'd get a silk flower garland to put up as you did the painting. Then if I want to move it I can, (I do move things quite often so don't want to risk painting anything anywhere).

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  13. oh how creative, that turned out beautiful!

    stopping by through fluster buster, i have a blog hop going on, come and link when you get the chance!

    huggies♥
    rea

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  14. So cute and creative! Thanks so much for linking up to Give Me The Goods Monday. Can't wait to see what you link up next party ;)
    Jamie @ somuchbetterwithage.com

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  15. Hi,
    You are extremely creative. This is lovely. I can see it with colours as well but it fits perfectly into your theme. I found you at Bowdabra Crafty Showcase.
    Blessings,
    Janis www.janiscox.com

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  16. Love this project! Very original!

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  17. I love it Linda! What a great idea and its so pretty and the knob was just the right touch. Very creative. Thanks so much for sharing with Transformed Tuesday.

    Hugs,
    Peggy~PJH Designs

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  18. What a neat idea and it turned out beautifully.

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  19. You're so talented! This is a fantastic project.
    Thanks for sharing at Tuesdays with a Twist at Back to the Basics. Hope to see you again tomorrow!

    http://back2basichealth.blogspot.com/search/label/Tuesdays%20with%20a%20Twist

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  20. Very cute, I love this idea!
    Thank you so much for linking on Tutorial Thursdays Linky Party :)
    I can't wait to see what you will be sharing with us this week!
    x
    Natalie
    Marigolds' Loft

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  21. This is great, Linda!! I love it. I'm pinning this also. Thanks for sharing. Linda

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  22. Hi, Linda, I featured your picture frame painting...

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