Dec 09, 2015 | Post by: Meghan No Comments

Decorate Wall with DIY Artwork and Upcycled Finds

Create a textured piece of artwork with joint compound! Add a little bit of paint and you are all set!

I have been really bad about posting house projects I have done in our “newish” home.  I have honestly done so many projects in the short year and a half Mike and I have lived in our house.  When I move into a new place, I am always on a mission to get it decorated right away.  I am kind of a freak like that.

Everyone told me when I moved into my house it would be a work-in-progress and that it would take some time to get everything set-up and organized.  Well, my entire house is pretty much decorated at this point.  There are a few small unfinished projects I need to tackle and, of course, some major projects/renovations we would like to do, but these larger ones will have to wait.

We had a plain wall in our bedroom that was just begging to be decorated.  I wasn’t really sure how I was going to decorate this decent sized wall, but knew it needed some artwork. Over the Summer, I was lucky enough to score a large canvas (which was from Blick still in the wrapper!) for $5 at a rummage sale!  If I had purchased this canvas from Blick, it would have cost over $50! When I was trying to think of a design to put on my canvas, I came across this amazing DIY artwork using wall composite on a canvas and then covered the center with paint.  I was blown away at how amazing the piece of art looked (and how easy it was to make) that I decided this would be the perfect art addition to my bedroom.

Create a textured piece of artwork with joint compound! Add a little bit of paint and you are all set!Create a textured piece of artwork with joint compound! Add a little bit of paint and you are all set!

After I finished my artwork, I knew the wall would need a little more decor to finish it off. Of course, I had been at a rummage sale and picked up these two shelves (that may have actually been to hang plates???) for $4!  I’m not really sure what their purpose was, but I knew I liked them.  My shelves were originally an oak finish, but I ended up going over the wood with a coat of white paint to brighten them up a bit. I left the black metal rods alone; I liked them just the way they were.

Once I had my artwork and my shelves hung, it was time to add some trinkets to it.  I went to my local thrift store and picked up two wooden vases, a black picture frame (which was perfect for the empty space next to my shelf!), and a mini silver shadowbox frame.  I grabbed a small wooden box, porcelain bird, faux succulent, faux Ranaculous, and moss from the craft store. I plopped my faux plants into my vases and found a random quote card I had that I placed inside of my frame.  For my black frame, I used a template to stitch a floral design on paper and used embroidery floss to stitch it.  Once it was finished, I added it to my frame for another easy piece of artwork!

Create a textured piece of artwork with joint compound! Add a little bit of paint and you are all set!

There you have it, my wall space in my bedroom filled with repurposed goods and DIY artwork!

Create a textured piece of artwork with joint compound! Add a little bit of paint and you are all set!

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