DIY Art Ikea Hack

As I alluded yesterday that I have picked up painting again, and boy oh boy, my strokes are rustic. I guess it’s unlike riding a bike or swimming, painting is practice-makes-perfect type of skill.

Anyhow, I thought I would start something small and gradually warm up into it. I’ve always wanted to try incorporating painting frame into a minimalist impressionism painting, and what other better option than start with a solid wood wide frame like Ikea Malma Mirror. So I yanked out the mirror glued onto the frame, replaced it with a piece of 4’x4′ primed canvas, and secured it with a piece of cardboard and tape in the back, and I was all set.

It didn’t take me much time to finish the painting (it’s tiny after all), but to my surprise, I actually spent more time painting the “frame” than the canvas itself. 🙂 That’s largely due to that I couldn’t decide on the color shade I wanted the frame to be in contrast to the canvas, and whether I should use whitewashing technique. Anyhow, this is what it looks like, my first painting after hmm…a five-year break.

I haven’t figured out a spot for it yet, so for now it’s sitting on my living room’s sofa table.

So have you rekindled any old hobbies or pick up new ones lately?


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6 thoughts on “DIY Art Ikea Hack

  1. Your painting is beautiful and it is obvious that you are super creative in more ways than just decorating. I'd like to see more of your paintings and perhaps they will inspire me to paint again as I too have taken a long break from painting. When I paint the time flies by quickly and I forget I'm supposed to stop and have a meal… or two.

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