DIY Watercolor Shelf Vignette

This weekend Quinn and I sat down to play with watercolors. You know good old classic Crayola watercolor paints and a Crayola paper pad suitable for watercolors.

Watercolor with Kids

See my coffee cup? I cannot tell you how many times I almost dipped my paint brush into my coffee. My lovely painting is the one with the yellow brush strokes? I was just getting started. I did random brush strokes and had fun with color. One of the best things about being a parent is reliving your childhood. I don’t know that I would have busted out the watercolors and started paining sans kids. I got a tell you though, it is fun! So when all my random brush strokes were finished I had this.

DIY Watercolor art

I immediately fell in love with it and wanted to incorporate it into my home. I loved the colors and the fact I made it and the lovely Saturday afternoon memory of painting with Quinn. So later that evening I was staring at this.

Before Shelf Vignette

This is some mix of Christmas and Valentine’s nastiness and I was done with it. Ack! Thankfully with little work it turned into this.

DIY Watercolor Art Kitchen Shelf Vignette with Fiestaware

To accomplish this feat I busted out the watercolor I had made earlier, some Ikea frames that were in the basement and a few Fiestaware pieces and we were in business.

DIY Watercolor Art

 

DIY Watercolor Art

 

You know the old saying measure twice cut once? Well how about don’t measure at all and randomly cut and then get really angry when you don’t have a big enough piece for your second frame. Yup, that is what I did. I ended up taking two pieces and putting them in the frame together (top frame) and I really liked the way it looked, but it was a happy accident.

DIY Watercolor Art Shelf Vignette with Fiestaware

I still need to get something up on that chalkboard, but all in all this little vignette came together nicely and now it makes me smile :).

DIY Watercolor Art Shelf Vignette with Fiestaware

DIY Watercolor Art Kitchen Shelf Vignette with Fiestaware

Sometimes a home comes together in the least expected ways. I say go with it. Cheers to one happy shelf!

What has been your inspiration lately?

 

Sharing this project at: Thrifty Decor Chick-Before and After Party

 

 

 

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Megan
Hi, I'm Megan--the crazy mom of three behind this blog. Please don't be intimidated by the name. Note it doesn't say BALANCED Home. We hardly have it all together, but together we have it all. Or at least that is what I tell myself. I love rearranging, decorating, creating, crafting, celebrations, family, and holidays. I share a little bit of all of that and more on Balancing Home. I am married to my college sweetheart (Is that a thing? Well now it is.) and he is a very talented designer. I use him for his skills so I can offer up sweet printables to all of you. If you want to learn more randomness about me or my blog, stop by my about page.
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  • http://www.facebook.com/hmmilton Heidi McCarty Milton

    LOVE it, Megan! So cheery! My class loves to watercolor, so we do at least one project a month… one of my favorite mediums. Enjoy!
    xo Heidi

    • http://www.balancinghome.com Megan Bray

      It is such a fun medium to work with. Lucky kids :). You better sit down with them next time and paint!

  • Kelly M

    WOW, Megan! I can’t believe how fabulous that looks! If you hadn’t told me you made it, I easily would’ve thought you bought that art on etsy or something. Gorgeous!

    Kelly @ View Along the Way
    http://www.viewalongtheway.com

    • http://www.balancinghome.com Megan Bray

      Thank you! It was a happy accident for sure. Maybe I should start selling them on Etsy ;).

    • http://www.balancinghome.com Megan Bray

      It is such a fun medium to work with. Lucky kids :). You better sit down with them next time and paint!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=197602455 Jessyca Booth

    I LOVE it! I know I already said I loved the painting but I love the vignette even more! It looks so great!

    • http://www.balancinghome.com Megan Bray

      Thanks. It was so easy and fun. You should try :)