DIY Art Project {Lowes}

by Chris on July 9, 2013

Bonjour! Ciao! Hallo! Guess who’s back! Me. I am.

I’m just popping in for a project for Lowe’s today, but I’ll be back in full swing next week. I have one more FANTASTIC guest post to share with you, and I have 2,376 pictures of Europe to show you. Them’s just jokes. I’ll spare you a couple of them. Until then, how ’bout a little project?

It’s been a while since I’ve done a DIY project, so Lowes’ monthly challenge was just what I needed to get my creativity in gear. I’ve been crushing on this color combo lately. Pretty, no?

DIY Art Tutorial

I love that Lowes offers small paint samples for just a few dollars. It can make a girl go crazy. So many options and so many projects to use it on!

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I grabbed a piece of wood (from Lowes), a paint brush (from Lowes–duh), and I just went to town. There was no rhyme or reason to the pattern. I kept slathering on different colors until I got what I wanted.paint project
A few pieces of advice I can give you–use a large, inexpensive brush, lightly mist either your canvas (in this case, wood) or your brush, and use very little paint on the brush. The fun part was just going in different, wild directions and coating different layers until they were blended. The beauty of abstract art is that it doesn’t have to make sense. :)

How to paint your own art

You probably know my love for Lowes, and I’m so thankful to be a part of their team. Don’t forget to subscribe to their FREE Creative Ideas magazine. It’s a good mail day when it arrives around here!

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Disclosure: Lowes provided me with a gift card to showcase this project as part of their Lowes Creative Ideas Bloggers’ team. All the thoughts and opinions are certainly my own. I don’t get gift cards for those. :)

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