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Easy DIY Art

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Hey y’all…our weather has been so gloriously beautiful that I have been trying to do as many outdoor projects as I possibly can. I try to keep a stash of easy DIY art projects for days just like this.

I was inspired to create a little something green in honor of St. Patrick’s Day. Did you see our Decorating With Green post yesterday?

I found this frame at the thrift store for $1.00. It had a funky silver foil finish with a slight tinge of pink on one side. Definitely not my style but it was the right price.

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When I bought the frame, I wasn’t sure what I was going to do with it. But I knew it would need a makeover before anything else.

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Last week I used a free can of spray chalk paint to transform some sweet bunnies. I liked it so well for that small project that I knew it would be perfect to makeover my frame. Hobby Lobby carries an entire line of this paint in a multitude of colors. With a 40% off coupon the can set me back $4.80. The color is “New Leaf” and it resembles Kelly Green.

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I gave the frame two coats of paint and it dried very quickly.

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I feel that the paint color really makes the details pop.

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Here’s where I really got to have some fun. I wanted to play around with my watercolor paint set to make something easy and cute. Using watercolor paper and my home computer, I printed out this quote “Kiss Me, I Wish I were Irish”. Obviously, I’m not Irish – but growing up I always wanted to be 🙂

I did a rough drawing of a shamrock to add the watercolors to.

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I am not an artist, but I really love playing with this paint medium. I thought this turned out pretty cute.

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And it looks great in the painted frame displayed in the living room.

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So in just a few minutes time, for less than $6.00 I was able to create an original art piece for St. Patrick’s Day. I hope you’re inspired to do a quick DIY project today!

Until tomorrow…

XO~Vicki

3 Comments

  1. Super cute! Love the green and your clover too hugs, CoCo

  2. Love this makeover. I’m so partial to green, I’m always drawn to it. This is getting pinned to my “Love me some green” board!
    Bambi

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