Monday, October 26, 2009

A blank canvas

I've been living in a house with very very very white walls for seven months now, and it's absolutely, completely not my decorating style or taste at all!

In previous houses, I've been able to paint every wall and room a different colour, and that made me happy. Now that I no longer have the ability to paint the walls, I have to just get creative with the accessories.

On Saturday, I finally made a start on my new art wall. I bought some cheap large canvasses a month or so ago and they've just been hanging around waiting to be transformed.

I picked some of my favourite fabrics from the stash, grabbed the staple gun from the garage and stapled away my afternoon......

..... to end up with this.

Pink, orange and red together make my heart sing!

This is Sundays effort - on the wall in my lounge area. Hanging around very happily with my beautiful Tinniegirl collages.

31 comments:

Rebecca said...

Hey great decorating idea, I think I will try it.
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beccasauras said...

wow, looks gorgeous, I know what i'm doing today!

Tania said...

Ms Pops, I can never, ever imagine you living in a white-walled house. Thank goodliness for some blank canvasses and artistic endeavour!

willywagtail said...

I am smiling a big smile because these fabrics are so you. I guess t is nice to see that your home is the same as your public image. Curatins are another way to make a feature wall. Cherrie

yardage girl said...

These look great and have warmed up your wall beautifully.

littlechrissy said...

These look amazing! I've just painted my walls white and haven't had time to re-hang all my fave pictures. Might be a job for this weekend.

bubbachenille said...

My kind of wall...Looks awesome !

kellie said...

a great weekend project, looks fab

Tammy James said...

Totally Beautiful

Liesl (Hoppo Bumpo) said...

Got to love art that involves a staple gun!

I love your artwork. The colours look beautiful together with Tinniegirl's collages. Very cheery!

beck said...

Totally snazzy! A great way to get some colur back in your life! xo

Cathy (tinniegirl) said...

Looks sensational. Love the big, bold fabric canvases.

Betty Jo said...

Oh, those colours make me all gooey inside. Yum x 3

Jennifer Rose said...

the fabrics go great together :) white walls can be so depressing to live with, they need colour!

Beach Vintage said...

Hey looks great. Well done. Sure will cheer up the room for you.

The Craft Gypsy said...

Great fabrics, very bright and cheerful. I just bought some stretcher frames from Ikea to do a similar thing, mine are a bit smaller though!

Jules @ MoonCat Farms said...

Oh, I love it! We can't paint the walls in our new place either (they are a crummy cream and then one wall of deep, deep green).

You give me hope that I can make something out of them. Thanks..

THE ESSESS said...

That looks much better Curlypops... Did you get some blue board yet for outside??

Micky - Handmade Expo said...

Hi Cam, what a fantastic idea - it looks wonderful... very inspirational.

Micky
xxoo

Stephanie and Carlos said...

Now that's adding a rainbow of colours!! Well done!! I like that they sit horizontal too!!

xo Steph

The Creative Beast said...

I love pink, red and orange together too! it's really an energizing combo and it looks great on your wall =-)

Melanie Gray Augustin said...

Fabulous! They look great and I love the way you've set them out with your Tinniegirl collage.

Nikki Cardigan said...

They look great Cam.

Liam's Mummy said...

They look fantastic! The best part is, if you ever get sick of them as wall art you can pull them apart and make things out of them!

Kids Art Mum said...

I love the simplicity of this and wow isn't it effective! That's given me some new ideas too..

Elizabeth said...

super, super cool!

i love it!

Stacy said...

I've been thinking of doing the same thing in my living room.... BIG white wall needs something! Love the new look!

Nikki said...

Fabulous! Love the Tinniegirl collages as part of the arrangement. Go colour!

Melanie said...

Oh I love it. Now that is how a wall should look!

banban said...

Love it, so much better than a white wall.....

Bek said...

Looks great! Very inspiring!