The latest Style Cure assignment was to figure out what’s missing in the room.
I decided that the space over the couch needs the most help. Especially now that we have a new bold rug, which draws the eye to the floor, we need something big on the wall to help balance it out and make the space feel taller.
I had two super bright abstract painted canvases in our closet that I had used at our last place.
Since the rug is so bold in color, I want to keep the art more neutral. At our last home, I learned my lesson about tossing color on every surface. It just doesn’t have the calm effect I want in our home.
Instead, I’m going black and white:
Javi and I walked over to the art supply store and picked up two big tubes of acrylic paint.
I was going to use some leftover primer on the painting first to help with coverage, but I discovered that the can of primer hadn’t sealed correctly and had gone bad. :( So, no primer.
I did, however, layer on some spackling paste that we had on hand to add texture.
Javi thought the whole thing was super interesting…
After the first coat of white paint.
You can see that after a couple coats of white paint, the old painting was still showing through. I kind of liked the effect, but also didn’t know how it would look when the two pieces were together on the wall so I kept layering on more white.
And I got a little impatient and added some black before finishing the white coats.
And here is the almost finished piece. Who knows, it might be done.
Last night it felt done, but this morning I wasn’t so sure. It feels a little too crisp and exact -although in person it does have a little more dimension with various shades of gray in the white.
I’m going to move on to the next canvas and let this one settle a bit before making any changes. On to the next one!