Diy Accent Art

Here is an easy tutorial on how to create simple diy accent art.   The design on this piece will add interest and fun to any room.

While organizing my art supplies, I came canvas painting that I created a few years ago.  The painting was over worked and  not very good… really bad.  I purposely did not photograph the painting before.. it would be embarrassing.  One positive, the size of the canvas was  8 x 10, the perfect accent piece size.

diy accent art

My first step in creating my diy accent art was to spray paint the canvas a dark purple.  I love purple and it is the Pantone color of the year…. so I started with purple.

DIY art

With masking tape I created a design on the canvas.  I recreated the same pattern as I did on my office desk.

diy accent art

Then, I coated the canvas with gray spray paint and let dry.

diy accent art

I carefully removed the tape from the canvas and ta-da.  I have a new DIY Accent Art piece.

diy accent art

I added the piece to the gallery wall in my office. It was a much better option to reuse the canvas than toss it.


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27 Responses to Diy Accent Art

  1. Megan @ Our Pinteresting Family February 24, 2014 at 11:44 am #

    So pretty! :)

    • carmody February 24, 2014 at 12:55 pm #

      Thanks Megan!

  2. Deliciousndiy February 25, 2014 at 10:31 am #

    Turned out really pretty. Love the color.

    • carmody February 25, 2014 at 11:15 am #

      Thanks! You can’t go wrong with purple and gray.

  3. Al February 25, 2014 at 8:05 pm #

    So cute. I’m a total fan of making my own artwork but never thought to use spray paint.

    • carmody February 26, 2014 at 11:17 am #

      Thanks Al,
      I will not hesitate to spray paint anything. Give it a try.

  4. Amy W February 26, 2014 at 9:48 pm #

    Love love. Who doesn’t need a simple and trendy DIY art piece! Thank you so much for sharing at our link it or lump it party!

    Amy @

    • carmody February 27, 2014 at 10:37 am #

      Thanks Amy! This is a fun piece to work on.

  5. Carrie From Carrie This Home February 28, 2014 at 4:44 pm #

    I love this! It’s so easy and makes such a big impact! I’ll be featuring this at the next Frugal Crafty Home Blog Hop on Sunday night!

    • carmody February 28, 2014 at 10:44 pm #

      Thank you Carrie! I am flattered to be featured.


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