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Freestyle Theme-Based Art on Walls

  • Posted on October 22, 2013 at 8:38 pm

This is for a very creative Do-It-Yourselfer!  LOL!  A wonderful way to bring in some artwork to a bedroom or possibly a living room or spare room is to take something design wise from your fabric or something very similar that you may find by Googling images on your computer in the graphic category.  In the first picture, I found some unique graphic style art and painted it in the very dark purple color from the fabric.  I freehanded it, but you can always play it safe and sketch out your design with chalk.  Sometimes pencil will work, but you have to be careful with color choices, because you can see pencil through most colors unless they are very dark.  You can also photograph your art on your fabric, blow it up to a larger scale size such as an 8X10 and have a transparency made at somewhere like Office Depot and project the art onto the wall.  In the other example, I freehanded the artwork from the actual bedding and just duplicated the shapes and colors to create my own piece of artwork over the headboard.  This may take some time and a little artistic skill but it makes a much larger statement sometimes to have something uniquely your own instead of store bought artwork.

 

 

Mercedes Homes 10-28-2011 005mercedes funky room

Painted Floors

  • Posted on October 14, 2013 at 11:26 pm

You can really transform a floor….. Be it a wood floor that is in very poor shape or even a concrete floor.  The key is to prep it well.  That means sanding, cleaning it well and sweeping or wiping up any extra dust.  I recommend a product by Benjamin Moore.  It is an Exterior Latex Wood Paint/Stain.  The two photos I will show samples of are the before and after of a very rough looking concrete floor.  (Also if you are dealing with concrete make sure if you have any moisture problems that the issue is addressed such as a dehumidifier.)  After the floor is clean, brush in around all the edges of the room and in and out of closets or whatever the shape of the room may be.  Roll in the rest.  I did two coats and it covered fantastically.  It took two gallons for the size of this room.  I also snapped off a grid pattern (checkerboard) and taped off opposing squares with blue painters tape that you can get at any Walmart, Target, Lowes, Home Depot or other hardware store.  I then rolled on a coat of a shade or two deeper of the base color  This is time consuming and hard on the legs, but ends up looking quite nice.  You could also come up with other type patterns or a stone look or many other things depending on your level of artistry.  I left this floor with a matte look.  You could also go over with a water based Polyurethane for extra protection or a higher sheen if desired.

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Fine Art America Web Site

  • Posted on October 7, 2013 at 2:15 pm

Please visit my Art for sale/prints website at: http://fineartamerica.com/profiles/sandra-lett.html?tab=artwork