Friday, 14 February 2014

Creating DIY art

Sometimes you just have to wait patiently for inspiration to hit. As was the case with this large frame that I’ve had for a long time.

A while ago when I was feeling less than inspired, I painted this with diy chalkboard paint, and there it sat, unadorned and bland. Last night while drifting into sleep, I pictured an impressionist painting, with blues and greens and copper.

I used paints that I had in the house and a 3.5” sash brush, that’s it.  It’s just the right amount of colour and depth for my taste.



And of course, a before and after. Happy Valentine’s day to me.

Before and after


  1. Hey Mel, just found you again :) and I have to tell you this painting is awesome!!! I love the colors and peaceful feel it has. Yaaaay, I missed you <3

  2. Just BEAUTIFUL. You are so talented. I just love it. And ya, this is going to be anonymous post because I can't remember my password. LOL

  3. GORGEOUS! What a fabulous painting, I want it!!

  4. OMG! You are amazing! I can't believe you did this!

  5. That't beautiful! I thought you said you had no artistic ability!?!?