Tuesday, May 24, 2011

DIY - Fractal Painting

We rearranged some (extremely large) furniture in our bedroom recently and found that we have 2 GIANT blank walls facing our bed. We were on a mission to fill them with photos but somehow the print order didn't go through. Luckily a few days later I came across this post on Young House Love.

This is their version:

It's perfect, even nerdy boyfriend approved. We had a coupon for Michael's (40% off yey!) and I bought the biggest canvas I could carry (24x48 - $15) and 3 bottles of green paint. I threw in a few used bottles of tan and teal but ultimately we made probably 40 different colors with just these 5 + white. that part was a lot of fun.

This was a LOOONNGGGG project. Here's day 1 after drawing all the lines and what boyfriend tells me are called factals (a rough or fragmented geometric shape that can be split into parts). Sorry these first few are boring, they were taken on my phone.

Day 2:

(we were both standing on chairs to get a good shot, here's boyfriend showing me how his phone is better than mine...)

And finally, after many backaches and finger cramps, here is the final product on our wall. It looks so small up there but that's only because this wall is mammoth-sized.

(from the bed)


(side shot)


Now we just need a billion things around it and probably another painting to fill the next wall.

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