While designing Estelle's Nursery I knew I wanted modern abstract art above the crib. Finding affordable art that works in a space can often be a challenge. I was on the look out at Homegoods, Minted and even Target. I wasn't having much luck. Then a catalog for Grandin Road arrived in the mail. The beautiful gallery wall on the cover caught my eye. When I visited their website I was so happy to discover they were having an art sale. The already affordable canvas wrapped prints were now at an even better price. I spotted a pink, gold and white abstract canvas wrapped print. I knew the colors were not quiet right, but the large print was only $75 with the sale. I knew I could modify the print and for that price you couldn't get even a blank canvas. When the print arrived I was pleasantly surprised at how it looked like an original work. My daughter Nora and I got to work adding our own artistic flair, so it would be a better fit in the room scheme.
Here was how the art canvas print looked before we painted it. It had a little bit too much of a raspberry pink. I wanted Estelle's room to be more of that softer blush pink. You can see at the bottom where I began to paint over the raspberry pink with her leftover wall paint. Estelle's wall color is Sherwin Williams "Smokey Salmon".
Next came the fun part and I needed Nora's help. Estelle's bedroom color scheme was navy blue and blush. The print needed that blue accent. I thought it also needed texture. Using some bubble wrap laying around the house and the leftover chalk paint from the French dresser I painted we got to work. We simply painted the bubble wrap with the blue and applied it like a stamp to the print. The results were great and we had fun with the process. It gave the art that much needed texture.
The print now hangs beautifully above Estelle's crib. The pink color is much softer. The blue also ties in the dresser and pillows in the space perfectly. So...next time your looking for the perfect affordable art print don't be afraid to add your own artistic flair.
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