Large Library Art for $4.50

Remember how I told you that we were going to have the Library painted??? We love the color! It turned out really beautiful. The color plays so lovely with the foyer and the family room! I will show you soon ….

We needed a large piece for one of the walls—I came up with a handpainted piece that is so easy…seriously—you can paint this I promise!!!

I used a large painters cloth (4 by 5) ironed it smooth…(no need to prewash)

Use tape to create the stem of the dandelion….press tape firmly on…

I used leftover paint from my family room  (Ben Moore Phillipsburg Blue)

Paint the inside of the tape to create the stem…..I used some chalk to rough sketch my design….remember it’s art…no need to be perfect!

Now it is time to make a large frame for my large art!!! I enlisted my number one trim guy…
He constructed this frame (making sure to secure the frame together on the tops and bottoms—to hide the screws) Simple 45 degree miter cuts…placed together with wood glue and screws.
I stapled the painting onto the back of the frame…
Be sure to pull taunt and staple centers first and work your way out the the corners…
I secured some picture cleats on the back and hung up! Love this!! I love how the frame color highlights the ceiling color (Reflecting pool by behr….Wall color is Behr Tawny Birch)

The library is coming together!!!
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Tracie Stoll is a wife, mom and has a passion for creating new things. On her blog she is constantly sharing ways to inspire her readers to be clever in their own home. Since 2010 Tracie has been sharing DIY projects, crafting, remodeling and decorating along with some easy tasty recipes…all on a mindful budget. She is a graduate of the University of Dayton where she studied visual art and communications. Tracie has been featured on popular sites such as Country Living, CNN living, Good Housekeeping, Better Homes and Gardens, Huffington Post, Apartment Therapy, Seventeen and Design Sponge. She is also a member of the True Value Blog Squad & Martha’s Circle of trusted bloggers.
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24 thoughts on “Large Library Art for $4.50

  1. wendy

    That is FABULOUS!!!! I just love it.. imagine how adorable it would look at my cottage :-) .. in blue, my favourite colour!!!

    It is terrific.. congrats on such a creative piece.

  2. Steph @ Crafting in the Rain

    So pretty–and it looks great in that space. Makes me think I could do it too :) Good luck with OMTWI!

  3. mindylou

    Love it! The colors really complement your wall color. I'm suer it's so exciting to watch it all come together.

  4. Kristen

    That is beautiful! Awesome job! Found you through Remodelaholic's link party.

    Turning a House into a Home

  5. Emily

    This looks great! I've got some large frames I've been wanting to do something fun with. I'd thought about hanging them inside each other empty, but I'm going to do some like this now I think. Thanks for sharing!

  6. Jayna Rae

    I love the look of dandelions. They are so gorgeous. Your project turned out so wonderfully.

  7. Carrie @ Dittle Dattle

    This is really great! I love the simplicity of it because I tend to over complicate things :D I will be featuring you on this weeks Amaze Me Monday!

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