DIY ABSTRACT ARTWORK- COLOR SPLASH DECOR BLOG HOP - Dimples and Tangles

DIY ABSTRACT ARTWORK- COLOR SPLASH DECOR BLOG HOP


I have some super fun colorful eye candy for you today!  Jewel from Jeweled Interiors put together this "Color Splash Decor Blog Hop" that 11 color-loving bloggers are participating in.  We've all come up with a colorful home project to share with you.  I tackled a project for my Powder Bath.  I've really not changed one thing in there since finishing it 2 1/2 years ago, which is probably a record for me!




However, even when I finished the room, I knew there was one thing that was semi-temporary... the artwork.  I absolutely love the acrylic frames that I made, but the photos of my kids inside them were kind of just place holders.  It felt kinda weird to have giant pictures of my kids hanging in the Powder Bath.  So, I've always had a plan to change that but haven't known what I wanted to replace it with.  Here's a reminder of how it looked-

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I had the thought that some colorful abstract artwork would look good in that spot, but it was out of sight out of mind and that project never took priority.  This blog hop was the perfect opportunity to make a change!  Here's the artwork now-


Note:  This is the tiniest room with no natural light (meaning the hardest ever to photograph) and the acrylic frames are awful to photograph, so forgive some glare and bit of distortion from the wide angle lens required for some of the shots.  I promise the gingham pattern isn't as wacky as it looks in a few of the photos, it's all perfectly straight and even!  ;)

Metal Standoffs for Acrylic Frame  ||  Gold Spray Paint  ||  Acrylic Frame Tutorial


This project cost me nothing... it's white poster board cut to size and I used cheap acrylic paints that we already had.  


I'm by no means a painter, this doesn't take much skill.  I just kept adding colors randomly until I liked how they looked, leaving a little bit of white space here and there in between.  


With adding a second coat where needed and tweaking spots here and there, it probably took me an hour or two of painting.  After it was completely dry I popped open the frames and replaced the old photos (some photo splits help the poster board stay in place).



*Edited:  A reader asked the specific colors I used, so here you go!
I purchased these at Walmart or Hobby Lobby.
Anita's Brand- Banana Yellow, Taffeta Pink, Shamrock, Purple, Fuchsia
Apple Barrel Brand- Purple Velvet, Bimini Blue, Admiral Blue, Spiced Carrot (I also used this one mixed with white to make a light peachy color)
Folk Art Brand- Lime Green, Light Blue



For an amateur effort, I'm really happy with how they turned out, and love the new pop of bold color on the gingham wall.

Blue and White Garden Stool  ||  Painted Gingham Wall Tutorial  ||  Similar Wallpaper  ||  Brass and Lucite TP Holder  ||  Similar Digital Download Abstract Art


Brass & Lucite Towel Bar  ||  Green Hand Towel  ||  Monogrammed Towel  ||  Giraffe Print  ||  Blue and White Vase Set  ||  Brass Sconces  ||  Mirror- Craigslist find painted in Krylon "Mambo Pink" 





More details for this room are in this post, including links to all of the DIY projects.










Now, click on the links below to head over and visit these other lovely ladies participating in today's tour.  I'm looking forward to seeing all of their colorful, creative projects!





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20 comments

  1. So pretty! I still get over these gingham walls, so good!

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    1. Thanks Bethany, that project was a beast but so glad I did it!

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  2. I have always loved this bathroom and I like how you have explained a fun, colorful, and achievable project here! They turned out super cute!

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  3. Are you able to share the paint colors you used? I would love to replicate!

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    1. Oh goodness... let me see. (All little acrylic bottles from Hobby Lobby or Walmart)
      Anita's Brand- Banana Yellow, Taffeta Pink, Shamrock, Purple, Fuchsia
      Apple Barrel Brand- Purple Velvet, Bimini Blue, Admiral Blue, Spiced Carrot (I also used this one mixed with white to make a light peachy color)
      Folk Art Brand- Lime Green, Light Blue

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  4. Oh wow! I have been obsessed with your bathroom for a while, and this colorful artwork is PERFECT in there! Love it!

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  5. Love the new art work. Liked the pictures of your children too, but the one of your son was always a little creepy to me because those trees looked like big snakes!!LOL! Love everything in that bathroom.

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  6. I love them. Abstract art is my favorite and especially if it’s a DIY. All those colors make me happy. Have you tried doing any fluid art that seems to be all the rage? I do hope you put the ones of your children somewhere else in your home. I think they are so neat.

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  7. You are truly a talent jennifer. I have always loved this bathroom and it is one of my favorite ORC's to date. I love that you chose to display them in the acrylic frames. I love it!

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  8. This artwork is incredible! I love that you can choose any colors you want to suit your decor and it's a quick and easy project! So talented!

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  9. I love a good abstract piece! and those acrylic frames are fab. Well done my friend! They look perfect in this space too.

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  10. What an awesome idea! And I LOVE those frames too!

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  11. This is SUCH a great idea, Jennifer, and the artwork looks fabulous! You've inspired me to try my hand at painting my own abstract artwork...can't wait. :)

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  12. I ADORE how this turned out!!! And I totally want to make some of those lucite frames, too! Pinned that post!! The colors are perfect for your home Jennifer ❤️

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  13. Lovely DIY ideas you have shared. I love the acrylic frame the most. It is really an icecandy for the eyes. I am also not good at painting but this one I can ssurely try. Thanks for such an amazing DIY. Keep decoratong! modern reception desk

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