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DIY Geometric Wall Art

By Creatively Living on Aug 27, 2012
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I've been in Denver for the past four days decorating my little sister's nursery. 
She's due Oct 1st. 

When I asked them what they what they wanted for their nursery design, they said they wanted lots of color! Their house is turquoise and orange, and they wanted to keep those color incorporated in the design. Their other request was to not make it look like an "aunt's house".  Meaning...they wanted it up-beat and more modern. (No offense to any super-cool interior design-type aunts out there).

They had a friend already painting a dresser a blue turquoise color and making a bar for the top to be a changing table, and they had an orange lamp.

Besides that....the room was a clean slate! 

Right after we touched-down it was game on to find fabric! 
It was tough. There's just not a lot of material out there with teal, turquoise and orange, that is also modern looking. 

We decided to pull our colors and vibe from this shower curtain at Target. They already had this in their downstairs bathroom, so this is what we used for our "inspiration piece". 

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The colors were close to perfect (maybe slightly too green), but we also loved the retro-modern feel.

By the end of the first day, we still had no fabric, but we did have the paint they used for the dresser, and we had our inspiration piece. So, I started on some DIY wall art (oh how I love working on DIY wall art).
 I decided I needed to include the oh-so-popular triangle pattern. Is everyone loving triangle patterns as much as I am?

Here was my downstairs painting area.

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Do you think I have enough paint sponges and bowls? Just an FYI, I only had the turquoise blue, orange, white and black. The rest of the colors were a combination of those. 

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Here was my start. 

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I just sponged and sponged.........and sponged. I was wishing I would have made the sponge triangles bigger, because it was taking forever!

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I tried to have very little paint on the sponge and then dry brushed the edges.  

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Here the end result. 

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A close-up on the print.

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Placed in the room. 

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This one took a lot of time (painted till 3am), but it set a great feel to the room, and was such a fun and colorful piece. 
....and they already had the canvas, and the paint, so basically it was free. 

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So there is the first project in Baby Z's Nursery Reveal. 

Can't wait to show you what else we came up with!

--Katie

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