Friday, October 7, 2011

Friday Features...DIYing Danielle Oakley!

I can't help myself on a daily basis to head over and check out what Danielle Oakley is up to! This DIY project is simple and will brighten up any room! Welcome again Danielle!

I have always struggled in the art department.

Perspectives and renderings were challenging for me in design school.

Remember how I wanted a large piece of art for above my new desk?

I couldn't swallow the price of the art I loved and I wanted something Ombre.

So, I decided to paint one...

I bought a 3'-0" x 4'-0"canvas from Micheals for $24.00.

it was originally $40.00 but I used a 40% off coupon that I printed from here.

I then painted the whole canvas with gesso.

Once the gesso was dry I got started.

I took a picture of each step so you could see how the it came to be.

It was really easy and only took an hour.

I absolutely love the blue and pink together.

I am no artist but I think it turned out okay for an amateur.

And it only cost $45.00.

I can't complain about that!

1 comment:

  1. It turned out so well! (Apparently everything Danielle touches does.) Meaghan-I need to hear your tips for balancing teaching with design! I am trying my best to stay afloat with one major design project. teaching, and the blog. It looks like you've got it all worked out! I'll be heading back to see more:)