DIY Gold Studded Wall Art

I am going to step away from the Parade of Homes posting for today, but will be back for a few more tutorials soon!
{You can find my entire Parade of Homes series by searching ‘Parade of Homes’ in the search box to the right}

I am one of the biggest advocates for making your own art. I have been posting about it numerous times here and other places and I know I am not the only one who thinks this. Others such as Danielle from Danielle Oakey Interiors, Kristin from The Hunted Interior and Lindsay from Makely, make a ton of their own art. And those girls are beyond fabulous, go and check them out.

It’s affordable, you get the size you want/need, the exact color and pattern you had your heart set on, there is no settling for something that’s just okay, if you mess up or want to change things up you can easily do so, and you have a one of a kind piece.

I constantly hear over and over when I talk about this:
‘I’m not talented’
‘I’m not an artist’
‘I have bad handwriting so that means I can’t paint’
‘I can hardly drive let alone paint a canvas’
seriously….

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Today’s post was one of the easiest, fastest canvases to date. There was no blending and I didn’t even break out a brush.

Materials:
Canvas – Whatever size you need
Metallic Gold Spray Paint
Gold Thumbtacks – I used about 4 small boxes
Painters Tape

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1. Starting at a corner, run a long piece of tape diagonally to the other side. Repeat, making an X.
2. Working in each triangle, run pieces of tape diagonally, working your way down. Don’t fully press tape down. I spaced mine 1 1/2″ apart. You will run four pieces of tape, making two sets of lines. Repeat this for each triangle section.
3. Lift up each ‘point’ on the triangles and trim excess tape to make a perfect point. Smooth tape down.
4.  I wanted to leave a gap around the edges for the thumbtacks, so I measured half-way down from the bottom point, to the bottom of the canvas.

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Run the tape around all sides, overlapping each on and smooth down.

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In a well ventilated area, evenly spray on two coats of paint, but do not saturate. Tape will begin to lift if it gets too wet.

I always get super impatient and rip tape immediately off. The paint dried crazy fast.

Ack….. I love it.

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Let it dry over night and get out your tape and thumb tacks.

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I ran the tape around the outer edge of the canvas, it saved time having to measure a specific width by just going by the width of the tape.
Next, I made the tape ‘pick up where it left off, and ran it in the same exact pattern as if it had never stopped. BUT I ran it every other line, except for the middle (see above).
From there, I used the tape as my guide, started in the corners and pressed the thumbtacks in and spaced them a finger width apart.

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And I have insanely exciting news!
Starting today, I am the DIY Contributor over at All Things Thrifty! I have followed Brooke and admired her for a long time and could not be more ecstatic about it. My post was on my Modern Gold and White Lamp that is pictured with the Studded Wall Art. You guys have got to check out that tutorial.

If you came from All Things Thrifty, I am insanely excited to have you!!

  • http://www.chachathefashiongenius.com/ Charnele Michel

    This is a great wall piece and idea and it looks easier than I thought!

  • http://artscrackers.com/ Alyssa @ Arts & Crackers

    This is cute! Might need to do something like this when we do our bedroom makeover.

  • Sarah Cook

    Still loving this, Allison! And CONGRATS again on your contributor spot!

  • http://tableandhearth.blogspot.com/ Emily @ Table + Hearth

    Love this for an easy large-scale art piece! Visiting from SITS :)

  • Dana @ chocolateandsunshine.co

    Following via SITS Girls thread. Easy to understand diy and loving the gold. Certainly adds a great pop of design and color to your space.

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  • Mrs Major Hoff (Sara)

    Very classy! I love it!

  • Tracey@letsgojunking

    Quick & Easy AND Absolutely Stunning.

  • Heidi @ Happiness is Homemade

    Love, love, LOVE! Sharing on my FB page in just awhile! Great job! :)

  • Dee @Cupcakes&Crowbars

    I would NEVER have thought this would be so simple! You’re the bees knees.

  • Jillene Webster Petersen

    Thanks for always satisfying my gold obsession fix! This is awesome and totally do-able. And that rug! ahhhhh :)

  • Albion

    This is so awesome. I’m blown away. Love it, Allison!

  • Amy Buchanan

    Way cool. And congrats on the guest posting gig!

  • Ashley @ My Craftily Ever Afte

    this is pretty much amazing!

  • Lisa Mabey

    This looks so amazing!

  • http://salvagesisterandmister.com/ salvagesisterandmister

    GREAT JOB! Hmmmm, I think I know what I am going to do now :)

  • Kat Jeter

    Saw this on the SITS DIY Link party and I love it!

  • Leah Hudson

    WOW! That is amazing. I am trying to push myself to try some DIY projects this summer. I have found they are not as hard as I have made them in my head!

  • http://www.curvesandconfidence.com Shea

    This is absolutely beautiful!!! I found you via the SITS FB.