Tuesday, July 14, 2009

I Can Paint?

No, I can’t.  I can, however, draw a straight line (with a ruler) and some circles (with cans).  I found these little canvases at Big Lots for $3.00 each and thought, “What the heck”.

IMG_6188 I’m redoing my daughter’s room, and these retro trees fit perfectly.  Lucky for me, the simple lines of these trees were easy for me to do.

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I used some different sized cups, tins, etc. (whatever I could find) to make an outline for these circles.  Then, I just filled them in with a paint brush. 

IMG_6193 For all the little circles, I used round sponge brushes I bought at the craft store.  They are, perhaps, one of the best purchases I’ve ever made.  They’re so easy to use, and it seems like I’m always painting a circle somewhere!

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Okay, so it’s not Van Gogh by any means, but they’ll look really cute in her room!  Once they’re up and on display, I’ll show you! Not bad for $6.00, I guess.

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109 comments:

Michelle, Queen of Everything said...

I love it! They came out really cute.

Kelsee said...

Way cute!!! Nice job!

Girl with the Curlz said...

Super cute!! I love them. Great job.

Tamara said...

I love those! Can you come over.

Tamara said...

I love those! Can you come over.

Sandy Toes said...

very cute !
sandy toe

Lacy said...

Great idea! I love the colors.

Sherrie said...

They came out smashing! Sooo cute!
Sherrie

Hillcrest Acres said...
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Lauren and Jon said...

So cute!! What a great idea!

Jodee Leader said...

Those turned out sooo cute. I also love the colors!

Hillcrest Acres said...

Very cute. I can't wait to see the photos of them hanging in your daughter's room.

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Not bad at all! They are too cute! Can't wait to see how they look in the room.

Bay said...

Those are adorable! Love the creativity.

Linda at Lime in the Coconut! said...

Well, Dayum Girl...those are cute!

Courtney said...

They turned out adorable!

Kelly said...

They look great! You brave woman you! ~Kelly

unDeniably Domestic

Allison said...

brilliant! you give me hope!

Favors With Love said...

Awe how cute! Great job!

Patsy said...

I love them! I may have to try that for my daughters room :)

Tennille said...

Too cute! Great job and very artsy:)

Carrie said...

Very cute I love the colors

News Around The Blogs said...

looks great! I'd buy em

Zeemaid said...

Those are adorable. What a neat idea!

Linda said...

Love it! Great job!
Blessings

Momma to Bug said...

Great job! I was trying to make wall art on my own for the new baby's nursery and all I could come up with was framing scrapbook paper :-( Although I am reusing frames that I painted and will be hanging them with ribbon so that is creative, right?

-Desiree

Richella said...

Not bad? Those are adorable! What a great inspiration!

Jill said...

Very cute!

dotti white said...

You are amazing! Those are so very cute---hope your daughter loves them, too!

Jen~ Lipstick and Laundry said...

SUPER DUPER cute! Love the colors!

The Bargainista said...

so cute! They look like pottery barn!!! :)

Laurel @ Ducks in a Row said...

Not bad at all - they look like they came straight out of the PB Catalog.

Sarah @ Thrifty Decor Chick said...

Adorable!!

Rebecca said...

They are sooooooo cute! Good job :)

Kari said...

Awesome!!!

Becky said...

Adorable! Great job and great idea.

Parker Family said...

ADORABLE! Seriously great job! I am so jealous!

The Un-Organized Mom said...

Oh my gosh these are adorable!! Canvas for $3!!! Great Price!! I've got to see if we have some here!

TanyaLea said...

VERY NICE!!! ...looks like something you'd purchase at PBK for a much higher price! I think you are Martha Stewart in the rising!! :)

Melanie said...

Love the paintings, love the colors!

Misty said...

So cute!

jociegal said...

These are fantastic! I feel inspired. Great job...and you gotta love Big Lots!

Vindiciti said...

Adorable! Sometimes simple speaks volumes.

Emily Anne Leyland ( Art-n-Sewl) said...

Those are adorable!! Good job woman!

GINNA said...

They are sooo cute! I love the one with the green trees.

Centsational Girl said...

Not bad? They're perfect ! I love your color choices, and they both balance each other perfectly in style and proportion.

Move over Pottery Barn, there's a new gal in town.

:-)

Miss Searles said...

They look really nice!!
Just so you know...
I've linked back to you on my blog about being on a "spending freeze" :-s
Hope thats ok?
Miss Searles
www.misssearles.co.uk
xxx

A Bushel and Peck and Pigtails Paper Trails said...

I Love these!

the undomesticated wife said...

Cute! And I agree, the cheapy brushes are always so much better than the expensive ones (unless you're doing watercolor or something like that of course). :)

Beth said...

I love these! Thanks for sharing. I'm inspired to do some for my girl's room.

kpmattingly said...

Very Cute! Great Job!

3XMom said...

so cute! Great job

Victoria said...

Adorable!

Astrid said...

Hey! Those are super cute!

Hair Bows & Guitar Picks said...

I love it!

Very, very cool. They came out great!

Courtney Baker said...

Those are really cute. Great job!

Melissa said...

You are one crafty diva! No WAY I would've guessed those only cost you $6! Good job, great project!

A Touch of Country said...

great job! I'd hire you anytime!

Denise @ Life on Stepping Stone Lane said...

Very cute!!

Sara said...

These are great! and I bet they were fun to make, too:)

Tonya said...

Those are really cute! I like 'em!

Dawg Fan said...

Those are super cute! Great job!!

Kristin said...

Those are so cute!

Lyndsey said...

I love them. I have been wanting to do something like that. I have several questions...like what colors did you use?? and did you paint the canvas first??? Thanks for you wonderful project. I may copy you in a sense if I can.

Diana said...

Wow, those are cute! You're more talented than you know!

Danielle (Life with the Hewitt Family) said...

Cute! What a fun project! I can't wait to see them on display in her room.

Lisa-Marie said...

They are V cute! The colours are lovely and girly, and there is a nice geometric aspect to the trees! I'm sure your daughter will love them!

Lisa-Marie said...

They are V cute! The colours are lovely and girly, and there is a nice geometric aspect to the trees! I'm sure your daughter will love them!

sam enriquez said...

Your Arts and Crafts Projects here are amazing! How is it that you can be so artsy without drawing a straight line with no ruler?

Ashley said...

Soo... this blog is why I love blogging. You are full of all kinds of great ideas!! I've been absent recently and am just 'getting my feet in the water' again. Love all the things you've been up to, especially with the 4th! Come visit me for some BIG news!!!

Jennie said...

OMG, those are GREAT!!!! they look very Pottery Barn Kids or Land of Nod... if you had just shown them to us and not told us where they came from, we would have never known... BRAVO!!!

Jessica said...

Those look adorable!

Kara said...

I think they turned out just darling!

Robin said...

Cute! Very creative, nice job!

Danielle and Clint said...

Original art work is the best kind! Much more personal. Very cute designs :-)

Ali said...

They are VERY cute! Not bad for 6 bucks at all!

Jennifer Juniper said...

You got a good deal on those canvases, they would be $10 at Michaels! Very cute artwork, it beats a preframed thing any day :)

Buzzings of a Queen Bee! said...

Hello Pottery Barn! The canvases look so cute!
Carrie

Kimm at Reinvented said...

Those are ADORABLE. Perfect kids' room art. Simple and cheap!

Molly said...

Freakin' adorable! You should sell them!

Jaclyn said...

That is so cute!
I gave you an award on my blog: http://madebyjaclyn.blogspot.com/

Willow Decor: said...

You make everything look so easy!
Very cute!!
xx-Gina

artsyamy said...

Props on the great paintings! How were you planning to hang them? Have you thought of ribbon? I saw this http://www.flickr.com/photos/dudadaze/3507144161/ and thought that might be fun for a girls room. As Mom to one dear Son, I never get to do anything with pink or ribbon. ;0)

Jess said...

wow! so cute!!!! i love the pink and green!

Lil' Woman said...

Very cute! :)

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

Oh I love it! The colors are fantastic.

Nicole @ BugaBoos said...

I seriously love this and want to try it! This is really cute!

Sabrina said...

adorable.

Kate said...

LOVE,LOVE,LOVE it! I am leaving right now to go and buy some canvas for me to try! Thanks for sharing.

Becky said...

Now see ... I'd NEVER buy a canvas because I would think I could never really do anything with it. I can't paint either. But look at that! Cute as can be. And I bet they are perfect for your daughter's room.

Kristen said...

SO cute!! I need to fix my bloglines - you never show up anymore. Didn't want you to think I was ignoring you Oprah - I know you are my money "tree." Get it, you painted "trees," get it? By the way, I have a cold so the drugs are making me think I'm funny when I'm not. -Gayle.

Redelsperger Family said...

These are soooooo cute! What a great idea!

TheOldPostRoad said...

Great Job! It "just" takes that first step to realize how much you can accomplish!

Sharold said...

Very very cute!!!!

Nikki said...

Very Cute!

mary'smom said...

I love your paintings. The simplicity of the designs is wonderful. Cannot wait to see them in your daughter's room.

Tausha said...

I love them! I was just watching a color splash episode on hgtv and he was talking about how all of us can paint a picture. I was skeptical but after seeing yours-I'm thinking maybe! I have a wall in my master that needs something and I don't know what. Maybe I will venture. We'll see.

Mandi said...

They look better than okay, they're fantastic, and completely unique, which is the best part of all. For $6 you can't even buy a picture frame. Great job!

sara's art house said...

LOVE the paintings!!!!!

Leanne said...

They turned out so cute. I bet your daughter will love them.

UPrinting said...

They actually came out nice. Just perfect for your kids' room. And you are very creative indeed. :)

Nellie's Cozy place said...

Hi Just a Girl,
This is my first visit and I came
over from a link from Kimba. I think your trees are adorable, and so clever. I am sure your daughter will also love that mommy
made them just for her.
Keep up the good work. I always say where there is a Will, there is a way to make your home beautiful.
Blessings, Nellie

The Scooper said...

LOVE THIS IDEA!!! Looks like something you'd buy out of Pottery Barn for $50 a canvas. So clever!

Helen Joy said...

Super Super cute!

Mel said...

Those are so cute! They look like something you'd find in a children's boutique....love them! And I'm lovin' the price too!

Stacia Howard said...

Oh, those are super cute!

Jill said...

turned out so cute! canvases of that size for $3?! what?! So sorry that our big lots closed.

Megan said...

These are darling!

Alejandra said...

Wow! These are waaaaay cute! You just gave me a wonderful idea!

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