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.

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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 thoughts on “Easy Frame & Paint Wall Art”

  1. 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!)

  2. 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

  3. 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).

  4. 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

  5. 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

  6. 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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