Monday, May 6, 2013

DIY Ombre Art Expedit Doors

OK.  So I think my internet problem has been resolved.  It is still a mystery to what the problem was, but it seems to have fixed it's self.  Hopefully, it stays that way.

I have been extremely busy this week.  Spring has finally graced us with it's presence and I wanted to take full advantage of it before it gets crappy again.  After glancing at my weather app on my iPad, I saw beautiful weather for several days.  That meant it was time to tackle a huge project that we had planned.  Painting the exterior of our house.  So that is what I have been up to every day, all day long.  I am completely exhausted, but it is looking really good.  I can't wait to show you.  I even had random passerby's yell out of their car that it was looking good.  Yay!

The office/craft room has been put on hold due to painting the house.  But I did manage to do a quick and easy art project.

I made 4 ombre art pieces.  I had a lot of fun painting them.  I felt like an artist while I was painting them because there was no stencil, it is all free hand.  I don't have any artistic ability at all, but this was so easy that I couldn't mess it up.

I used left over paint and 12x12 canvases that I bought in a 7 pack from Michael's.  With a medium size brush, start with the original paint color, paint a straight line.  Then add a little bit of white paint to your colored paint and paint another straight line.  Keep adding more white paint for every stripe.  The darker colors show the ombre effect better.  The turquoise ombre is very slight.

I attached these to my Expedit like I did here and here.  They  are hiding our printer and scanner.

In other news, my dog window seat was featured on 

IKEA Hackers

You can check it out here.

Also, I disabled anonymous comments due to a high volume of spam comments.  Hopefully, I can go back to having anyone comment after awhile.  I hope that doesn't effect too many people.

See you tomorrow for another link party.

I'm linking up to these parties: Thirty Handmade Days, Whipperberry, Truly Lovely, Crafty Scrappy Happy, Bacon Time, Just Us Four, Five Days 5 Ways, Young and Crafty, What About, Create Craft Love, French Country Cottage, Gingerly Made, Tatertots and Jello, Six Sisters Stuff, Funky Junk Interiors, Cheerios and Lattes, It's Overflowing, Serenity You, Too Much Time, Be Different Act Normal, Classy Clutter, To Sew With Love, I Heart Nap Time, A Lived In Home, Nifty Thrifty Things, Twigg Studios, DIY Show Off, Flamingo Toes, It's So Very Cheri, I Should Be Mopping The Floor, Sew Can Do, Alderberry Hill, Homemaker on a Dime, By Stephanie Lynn, Craft-O-Maniac, Claire Justine XoXo, I Gotta Try That, DIY Home Sweet Home, The Dedicated House, Skip To My Lou, Creating My Way to Success, Serendipity and Spice, Lines Across, Between Naps on the Porch, Sumo's Sweet Stuff, Making The World Cuter, Say Not Sweet Anne, Pinkapotamus, Our Delightful Home, Mad in Crafts, Crafty Texas Girls, Artsy Chicks Rule, The Gunny Sack, Crafty Confessions, Home Stories A to Z, Adventures of a DIY Mom, Sugar Bee Crafts, A Stroll Thru Life, House on the Way, A Bowl Full of Lemons, Kathe with an E, Hope Studios, The Owl Skull, Blackberry Vine, Coastal Charm, The Winthrop Chronicles, Funky Polkadot Giraffe, Salt Tree, Chef In Training, My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia, Homework, Ladybug Blessings, Sweet Little Gals,  Not Just a Housewife, The DIY Dreamer, A Diamond in the Stuff, Clean and Scentsible, Lil Luna, Made to be a Momma, Domestically Speaking, Romance on a Dime, Sew Much Ado, Twin Dragonfly Designs, Hickory Trail, First Home Love Life, Sarah Lynn's Sweets, Real Housewives of Riverton, Snap Creativity, Adorned from Above, Someday Crafts, Trendy Treehouse, Sugar and Dots, Rae Gun Ramblings, Lady Behind the Curtain, DIY by Design, Free Pretty Things, Southern Lovely, The NY Melrose Family, Savvy Southern Style, Ginger Snap Crafts, Seven Thirty Three, My Girlish Whims, Polkadots on Parade, A Creative Princess, Green Willow Pond, Yesterday on Tuesday, What's Cooking, Love, I Gotta Create, House of Hepworths, Two Yellow Birds Decor, The Shabby Creek Cottage, Live Laugh Rowe, The 36th Avenue, The Crafty Blog Stalker, No Minimalist Here, Suzys Sitcom, Katherines Corner, Domesblissity, Seven Alive, Somewhat Simple, Mom on Timeout, A Glimpse Inside, Domestic Superhero, Reasons to Skip House Work, Living Well Spending Less, Made In a Day, All Things with Purpose, Finding Fabulous, My Repurposed Life504 MainRedoux InteriorsCraftionarySee Vanessa Craft, Liz Marie BlogChic on a ShoestringShabby NestHappy Hour Projects,Embracing Change,                                          


  1. Congratulations on your dog window seat being featured over at IKEA hackers! I love your art expedit doors, they look great!

  2. Love love love these Lauren! Very cute. I'm pinning this one!


  3. Very cute! I have some extra canvas laying around and now I know what to do with it. :) Stopping by from the Dedicated House.


  4. What a pretty way to add color to your Expedit! I love the ombre look! I popped over from Home Stories A to Z--thanks for sharing!

    ~Abby =)

  5. Very cute! I am new from southern charm, I would love for you to check out my blog and follow me back. nicole

  6. I love the ombre look, how fun is this. Thanks tons for sharing and joining Inspire Me. Hugs, Marty

  7. What a great way to hide stuff on a shelf! I love the ombre effect. Thanks so much for sharing on Project Inspire{d} this week!

  8. I too love the ombre look! They turned out fabulous. Thanks so much for sharing on Project Inspired.

  9. I'm stopping by from the Live Laugh Rowe linky! What a fun project and the ombre looks great! I'm actually sharing an ombre shadowbox project on my blog today! I'd love for you to check it out!

    Danielle at Framed Frosting

  10. So fun!!! Loved the added color the ombre brings. Great job. Thanks for linking up at Romance on a dime!! Pinning this.