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I’m No Artist, but I Did Stay at a Holiday Inn Express Last Night

I have never considered myself to be artsy in any way, shape or form. Thanks to knowing Morgan, she has helped me bring out part of that side of myself. After carving a candle holder out of leftover driftwood from the driftwood coffee table I made, we put it on top of the toilet in the master bathroom. However, the space looked really empty, so I had an idea to make a painting to go in the space that Morgan actually agreed with!

Splatter Art - Charleston Crafted

Morgan had some old 2″x2″ canvases that came in a 9-pack that she has been hoarding but never used after buying them at a sale. Since I don’t believe in my actual artistry painting skills, I suggested we do splatter art using the leftover paint samples from painting the living room, guest bathroom, guest bedroom, and master bedroom in an attempt to draw in all the colors together.

Splatter Art - Charleston Crafted

I started by setting a base coat on all sides of all the canvases with the seafoam paint color we chose for the living room to tie it in together.

Splatter Art - Charleston Crafted

We took the project outside so we could be free with our splattering. We made a homemade pallette of paint samples so we could use the same brush and not dip into other colors of paint.

Splatter Art - Charleston Crafted

We arranged the canvases together so that any paint streaks would look continuous across the different pieces. Then, we started to splatter on the paint!

Splatter Art - Charleston Crafted

Splatter Art - Charleston Crafted

Splatter Art - Charleston Crafted

Then we realized we wanted the sides to have paint on them too, so we separated the canvases and slapped some paint on those surfaces too.

Splatter Art - Charleston Crafted

After that, we let it dry for a day to make sure the thick blobs dried.

Splatter Art - Charleston Crafted

Finally, I hung all the canvases up above the toilet with two inches in between each piece.

Splatter Art - Charleston Crafted

Splatter Art - Charleston Crafted

Splatter Art - Charleston Crafted

Splatter Art - Charleston Crafted

This is the first part of the master bathroom update and we think it looks awesome! We’re officially artists!

Stay tuned in the coming weeks as we transform our master bathroom!


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karyl

Monday 18th of May 2020

Thank you for answering my email. I love the artwork. I thought they were tiles...and are absolutely beautiful, adding a pop of color and interest for any wall.

Sean

Monday 18th of May 2020

Thanks! You can pick up a pack of them and then try painting yourself to match your home's colors!

Handy Man, Crafty Woman

Thursday 19th of September 2013

Congratulations! You've been featured on Wicked Awesome Wednesday! These are SO CUTE! Thank you for sharing and feel free to stop by the website and pick up your "I've Been Featured!" button.

Barbara @ DIY Home Staging Tips

Wednesday 18th of September 2013

So easy, but who would believe they are not from a pricey gallery! Thanks for a well-done tutorial.

Morgan

Wednesday 18th of September 2013

thanks Barbara! it was fun, too!

Manda Wolf

Thursday 12th of September 2013

Cute and really easy. I like that. I may have to incorporate that idea into something.

Runt

Thursday 12th of September 2013

That looked fun! =]