DIY | Abstract Canvas


I have never created a DIY. But, if you know me, since getting stuck in with some DIY wedding aspects I have been more than eager to get some DIY bits and pieces for our home!

So a couple of weeks ago, me and my fiancée painted our bedroom, and what a painstaking chore that was.

Don’t get me wrong, it has been worth it, but my god, 3 metre high ceilings are not the easiest to paint at the best of times!!

With fairly large walls, and plenty of light, there now seems a rather big gap on our wall, which is in need of similarly sized abstract art.

I love a large, good piece of abstract art. It can add so much colour and character into a room, especially on a wall with little else on it. Buttt, the cost of them, I don’t like so much.

Sooo, what better than make one myself.

Armed with new paintbrushes, leftover paint and a canvas, I thought I’d give it a go. Here’s how I got on!

After watching different online videos, of far more experienced people creating similar, I decided to add the darker colours first off, and that was the black.

I knew I could always put the lighter colours over the top if I felt it was too harsh.

I then started with the lighter colours, and these were the colours that we have painted on our walls. I must say, it was much much easier to paint with these compared to the oil paints.

I then added in the ‘asset’ colour of pink, and once again layered the navy and grey over the top to blend in more.

White was the last colour to go on, just to break it up a little.

I am actually really impressed with it. Whilst I wanted much bigger and bolder strikes of colour, I am so pleased this has much more to it. I bought the small canvas to use it more of a trial, yet with how it’s turned out, I’m now looking to purchase 3 more canvas’ to create a combination of 4 canvas’ on one wall.

I would highly recommend anyone giving it a go. I tried not to think about what I was doing too much and just went with the flow. I knew I could always add to it, so I wasn’t too fussed if something was a little too dark.

I am so excited to get started on the following three, I may even do something different on each one and see how they look together!

What do you think? 

Would you give it a go-to transform a space in your home? 

Let me know your thoughts in the comment section below!