like i said, it takes a lot of image collecting before i get confident enough to do something myself, and even then my motivation is purely money saving. so i had been looking for art to go above the tv stand now that we chopped it down to work for the flat screen. wait, let's start again. friends of ours gave us the tv stand when they got a ginormous 65 or so inch screen b/c it clearly wouldn't work for them anymore. when we finally joined the masses and got our own flat screen, i searched for a new stand. the cheaply made ones were over 100 bucks and were all chrome and glass. S, being the genius that he is, said he could chop this down and make it work for our new one. doesn't it look fantastic? especially since he was able to use that topper piece again. my only beef with this unit is that it doesn't have doors to cover those shelves.
so now i had that empty space and this huge blue wall. i wanted a series of connecting images, but what i came across was all floral, and i am NOT a floral person, not to mention the color palette needed to work. AC Moore had these 2 pack canvases, the craft paint and brushes (i own nothing of the sort) was borrowed from my SIL and mixed til i found what i was looking for. i have since seen 2 packs that are much bigger and would probably work, but if you think i am redoing this project, think again. the friends who gave us the tv stand had no idea this was the same one, and they also marveled at how we managed to find the perfect art piece for the space.
Here's a better shot of the art. it isn't perfect, and neither am i. you gotta be fine with that.
i'm linking up to my backyard eden, room to inspire, the persimmon perch, and mustard seed creations where i am sure there will be many more ideas to get those wheels a turnin'.