Painting without painting

A one-of-a-kind custom piece of artwork, for less than twenty bucks...? Yes please!

Wait... better yet... all of the above, and DIY? Most definitely! (Not to mention it only took about 5-10 mins of work)

The Ikea red line clearance section is the perfect place to find a scrap pile where you can get shelves, pieces of wood, doors etc. for cheap. I happen to find two glossy gray shelves that were the perfect size for the small living room I had in mind.

Michaels has cheap acrylic paints for sixty-nine cents a bottle. (On sale right now... 3 for $1) Since this is going in the boyfriends place... he picked out the colors to match his new living room. (I'm also giving him credit for finding the goods in Ikea)

Ever thought... "I'm not creative, I don't know how people do all these DIY things?" Well, obviously I have never thought that way (have you seen my website..??). Creativity is all I know... but I have also heard more people than most tell me... "I wish I could be creative."

Well here's where I'll tell you, that you can. You can see by the pictures that there was no actual brushes involved,  just an open mind, a little bit of fun, and WaaaLaaa!  (Ask the boyfriend... he had a great time, and all he wants to do is paint now!)

Once they're dry, and able to be hung up, I'll post a photo of the finished product. I couldn't tell you how easy, cheap and fun this project was.

  • Two shelves from Ikea turned into canvas... $6 each.
  • Paint from Michaels, on sale with a coupon... $5
  • An afternoon painting in the backyard with your man... priceless.