DIY Abstract Metallic Artwork

Art is essential in helping make a house a home. It brings warmth, environment and adds your personal stamp into your home. However, I’ve been having the hardest time finding art work I love and when I do it costs hundred of dollars!

I have one wall in my living room that was large and bare. I’m not afraid of empty walls, but as this wall faces you as you walk in the front door of our house I felt it needed something to fill the space and at the same time not distract from the focal point wall of the room. I wanted something neutral, large and simple. Sarah, being the artist of our family convinced me we should try something on our own.

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For supplies I purchased two 40″ x 30″ canvases from Hobby Lobby. They cost $22 after using 40% off coupons. We used these $1 brushes from The Dollar Tree. Sarah loved the sheen of this paint she used in her bathroom, so we decided to use it again for this project. Naturally, I needed a gold color too :)

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I was a little nervous, but Sarah told me just to go for it! The great thing about painting on canvas is you can always paint over something you don’t like after it dries.

We simply painted brushstrokes of gold and silver, some thick chunky strokes and some faint, wispy ones. We just kept on going until we were happy with the look. Honestly, I don’t think you could go wrong.

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My front room gets a lot of light and I just love how reflective this paint is. The new artwork makes the whole room ‘glow’ in sunlight.

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Although, you can’t exactly call this a masterpiece I am more than happy with how they turned out. For under $30 per canvas, and an hour of time I got exactly what I needed for this empty space.

Thanks for all your help and encouragement sis xxx

11 Responses to “DIY Abstract Metallic Artwork”

  1. Amy Says:

    Love it! I’ve been looking for something to hang over my living room sofa that was affordable, and this is it. Thanks so much!

  2. Katie L Says:

    Love these! Did you also use white paint? Or maybe that’s my eyes playing tricks on me!

  3. Emily Says:

    Thanks guys. Katie, we didn’t use white paint, we just left a few areas empty. Although adding white paint would add extra depth and texture!

  4. Allegra Says:

    That looks awesome! I love it and I love the simple colors. Looks so elegant!!

  5. Sunday Grant Says:

    Beautiful. Love those metallic pillows! Where are they from?

  6. LB Says:

    Shimmery loveliness!

  7. Katie L Says:

    Thanks for the info! Where did you buy that Martha Stewart paint? I think I’m going to attempt this DIY!

  8. Emily Says:

    Thanks everyone! The pillows are from TJnMaxx, and you can get the paint from The Home Depot.

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  10. Jennifer Says:

    Where did you purchase the canvas from?

  11. Emily Says:

    Hi Jennifer, we purchased the canvases from Hobby Lobby.

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