Copy Cat West Elm Abstract Art

We have been loving the abstract art collection happening over at West Elm right now. Even though their prices are pretty reasonable, we thought creating a similar piece would be easy and affordable. We were right!

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 Here’s What We Did:

1. We purchased THIS two pack of canvases at Hobby Lobby. Using a 40% off coupon each canvas cost $2.50!

2.We used a paint color we already had and painted the darkest stripe, then added a little extra white paint with each stripe to create the ombre look.

3. To finish, we added a few strokes of pure white paint to add texture and depth.


We were pretty impressed at this $2.50 project to brighten up the house this summer!

If you like the look of abstract art, give it a try on your own! You can do it and save a bundle!


9 Responses to “Copy Cat West Elm Abstract Art”

  1. Shelley Says:

    Love the summery colors!

  2. jen Says:

    What type of paint did you use and what type of brush?

    Love it!

  3. Sarah Says:

    Jen we just used craft paint and foam brushes, easy and cheap!

  4. Laura (bright and beautiful) Says:

    What a great idea! Looks fantastic.

  5. Jen Says:

    Looks great. I think I will try it. Question for you…did you also paint the sides of the canvas or leave those unpainted? If unpainted, did you tape them off with painters tape to prevent the colour from bleeding over the sides?
    Thanks! :-)

  6. Emily Says:

    Hi Jen, we left the sides unpainted. The edge is uneven, but looks good not being perfect!

  7. Sarah Says:

    Hi again Jen! we didn’t paint the edges but you could, and we just free-handed and was super easy. Good luck with yours, send us a pic when it’s done!

  8. Jen Says:

    Perfect! Thanks!

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