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Friday, July 13, 2012

Painted Canvas Valances

Creating a space that represents me, by using what I already have, is what I am trying to accomplish. Let's face it, an office or craft room requires a lot of work! Separating, purging and designing a space that is not only pretty but workable. I mean, I have to make a mess!! That is how I create! When I get this craft room done I will be able to have a place to put my mess in order.

 I am doing this whole space with things I already own. I got the sign up and now the curtains need to get up. I had it all in my mind of what I wanted and then changed it. A woman's prerogative, right? I wanted something different, something that expressed me. I decided to paint a couple of canvases. I was going to paint it like the fabric curtains I wanted till I spoke to my friend Lesley from The Homeless Finch. She said, "Paint something different. If you are going to paint a curtain just buy a curtain." My phone call with her got me thinking! She was right! She inspired me! I did want something I haven't seen anywhere else. Something that adds to my style! Boy, did I do something different!

This is a series of two abstract paintings titled The Dream Begins Since the blog name is dreamingincolor I wanted the painting to represent the dream. Starting with black and white and grey and gradually adding color. Too much info? LOL

 Series I

Series II

There is more color and less black,white and grey, The dream is starting to become.

Since it is the beginning of the dream there are only two colors blue and coral...the colors in my room

I love the way they work in the space! I know its not for everyone but think of something that would work for you. Just paint and hang above your window. You could tape off a pattern like a chevron, paint stripes, even florals, Give it a try. These two canvases were only $22. I keep many in stock and buy on sale or with coupons. Not bad for two windows!

The space is coming along. Lots and Lots of work to do!! Hope you enjoyed the sneak peek!

The Shabby Nest


Lesley said...

WOOT!!!! Love this.... I knew it would look fabulous. You gotta post this on a few link parties. :)

btw...thanks for the creds. ;)

Alicia C said...

these are way fun! this might sound strange, but they really remind me of clams, or other shellfish, in the ocean! they're cool even when there's no representation attached though :D

Debbie said...

What a great idea!! I love these. They really add some pizazz to your space.

Molly said...

love hearing about your inspiration--- not too much information at all. the canvases are lovely... very elegant.

Giggles said...

I love it!! So beautiful!!

La Abela said...

Your dream is very enveloping and very pleasant to see. Saludos

Mary C. Nasser said...

Wonderful abstract paintings!
And a cool and creative way to decorate windows! :)
Happy PPF!!
Mixed-Media Map Art

Tracey Fletcher King said...

these are so full of movement... really wonderful...xx

Gina Sismilich said...

I love the movement in the canvases - they make great valences!

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

I've been reading your blog all week and I'm learning so much! You really have a knack of personalizing things and making them special!

Daune | Cottage in the Oaks said...

Love this,'s coming together nicely. Can't wait to see it finished! :)

Jenny said...

I love these! I am so inspired by your room I am ready to get mine started! Unfortunately, I have to wait for some construction to be done. I searches through your blog until I found this post after first reading, about then voting for, your craft room re-do. I have the beginnings of a dream, thanks to your amazing creativity! Thanks for sharing this idea! You have a new follower/friend in me!