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Have you seen these black and white abstract art pieces at West Elm? They had me at hello. I mean they are gorgeous and with the subtle gold frame? Perfection. Not to mention that they do look great with just about anything. I figured I would try to DIY my own version.
Total cost for my version was around $15.00. I had some of the items needed on hand like the black & white acrylic paint and gold spray paint. Had I not had anything already at home, it still would have been inexpensive, probably less than $30 which I think is pretty incredible, considering the prints from West Elm are a lot more and smaller than the one I made.
Instead of using a pre-made canvas, I used a 40×50 canvas drop cloth from Lowe’s. Total cost $5.98.
As for the frame, I enlisted my hubby’s help and Sam Sam the frame building man took some leftover wood scraps and built something nice and sturdy to staple the canvas around.
Once all stapled and tight, we moved on to making the outside frame.
At Lowe’s, I bought enough white screen moulding to fit going around a 40×50 piece of art, and spray painted it with my trusty gold spray paint. If you don’t have a favorite gold spray paint, I highly suggest this little post from my friend, Brittany.
Once the spray paint was dry, Sam cut the moulding at a 45 degree angle to fit around the outside of the canvas.
Then it was just a matter of finding the exact right spot on the wall to hang it…which is an entirely different post all together. 😉 I don’t think I need to explain how I created my art, but for those who like details, I covered the canvas in white acrylic paint and then sprayed the black acrylic paint straight out of the bottle onto the canvas with absolutely no rhyme or reason. I mean have fun with it! The worse that could happen is that you hate it and start over again with the white.
It may not be everyone’s cup of tea, but art is in the eye of the beholder, right? 😉