Friday, August 3

DIY Gallery Art for Carson's Nursery

I love all of the gallery art everywhere.  We have a few pieces in our home and I love them. What I don't love about the large scale pieces is the price.  I have been tempted for a while to try my own and finally got up the courage to but a canvas from Hobby Lobby and some paint and do it.

I wanted to make a canvas that would go in Carson's nursery.  I had favorited a canvas from Etsy but it was $61 for a 11" by 14" and I wanted something much larger.  I purchased a 28" by 36" canvas from Hobby Lobby and some acrylic paints.

The art process was so simple.  No brushes needed just my finger.  I made a bunch of yellow and gray colors using the paint I had and lightening and darkening them using white and black paint I already had.  I also grayed down the yellow a bit.  I was trying to match the crib fabric.  Then I just painted circles of different sizes around the canvas.

Super easy! It looks perfect now on the shelf in Carson room's.  Here is a sneak peak I am almost done.  We have 9' ceilings in our home so I am always on the look out for larger art to fill the taller walls. This is perfect and much more inexpensive than buying one.

I looks so perfect on my shelf! I can't wait to show you the rest of the nursery!

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  1. I love it! How much did the large canvas cost?

  2. Impressive! I love the color combination.

  3. Love this! The large scale has such a grand impact! Perfect for a nursery. Also grey and yellow is one of my fave colour combos. If I ever get married, those will be my colours!

  4. How cute! Love the grey and yellow. We must have similar color tastes. = ) My dining room is navy blue with white curtains!

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  6. I'm a sucker for some yellow & gray! Love it:)

  7. You did such a great job! I’d love for you to link up this (and any other ideas you’d like to share) at "One Creative Weekend" on

  8. How cute is that! It's such a great idea. And the colors are perfect. This would be a fun project too, even for the kiddos! Love it! I would love if you shared this at my Throwback Thursday party {runs through Sunday night}. I hope to see you there! :)

  9. What a great idea! I need to try this! I would love for you to come link up your blog to my Get social Sunday link party!

  10. I love this idea!!! Awesome color combo and cute but not that cute-but-only-for-newborns-cute that they can't grow with.

    Hugs, Tanya :)

  11. First off- I love your color choice. Yellow and gray is my favorite combo for the moment. Secondly- you made this look so easy! I have 2 giant canvases just laying around and a big empty space on the wall. I just haven't had the courage to actually do anything with them yet. Maybe I will have to! If you have a minute, I'd love for you to link up to Sweet Sharing Monday -

  12. I saw this on Pinterest last night and immediately pinned it without even having a chance to check out your blog. I have a huge canvas prepped and ready to go but, but I was just waiting for the perfect craft. This is too easy to turn down. I am SO happy you linked up to Craft-o-Maniac because now I'm here and loving everything. New follower :)

  13. I really love this! I am not that artistic so I cannot wait to try this. Thanks for the inspiration!

  14. I absolutely ADORE this!!!! The colors are great & it is super cute! Thank you SO much for sharing!

  15. Awesome job on this! Love that's it's so simple but beautiful. Big fan of gray and yellow myself, so this caught my eye. Thanks for sharing! Found you on Tip Junkie...

  16. This is so cute! Visiting from Thrifty Decor Chick!


  17. Yours doesn't quite have the depth, texture and pro look as the Etsy listing but still a pretty good job! Hey, if you can do it yourself why not?! Nice work!

  18. Oh gosh this is gorgeous! You are so talented!

  19. Perfect! I'm in awe of your talent. You under estimate the perfection in mixing your colors--most of us would come up with 'mud'.

  20. Very sweet~

    Popped in from Wow Us Wednesday.

  21. I think I'll do this project soon with my kiddos...may be on a smaller scale canvas :) I'm new to blogging and your newest follower too...
    Try to see some of my work whenever you get a chance ..

  22. I love yours much better than your etsy inspiration!!! Great job!!! Blessings!

  23. this looks really adorable..Wonderful art work.

  24. So cute! I think I would probably over think the whole thing and the randomness would go out the window - but yours looks amazing.

  25. I love this and what a sweet idea! Great work!

  26. Beautiful! And I love that you used your fingers haha Makes the clean up so much easier ;)

  27. I love this easy and inexpensive, but huge impact. I am featuring it on my blog today.

  28. So simple and so perfect! Love the colors you used. I host a weekly themed party and this week's theme is DIY Wall Art. I would love it if you shared yours! Have a wonderful weekend!

    PS. I also host an everything goes party on Tuesdays & you are more than welcome there too!

  29. I love how simple this is ... seriously? Just with your fingers?!? Amazing. And a head clunker ... as in, why didn't I think of that?



  30. I'm going to steal this idea, so don't get mad. I just painted my wall gray and was looking for at metal art but they are way above my budget.
    I hope to have it done in a few week so I can share. thanks for the idea.

  31. Fabulous! I love this! So simple and classy. Thanks for sharing!

  32. I am a new follower from pinterest and I just love your blog.

    Steph from Pumpkin Loves

  33. did you paint with your fingers? xoxo

  34. Well who would have thought something so simple could look so good.
    I really like it.

    Now following you (Bloggy Moms)

  35. This wall art has incredible look, it's really a unique wall art for me because i have never seen it before anywhere, many thanks for sharing this beautiful wall art here. :)

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