Have you ever had a space where you knew it needed something specific but you just couldn’t find what you were looking for? That’s exactly why I created this watercolor canvas art for this space.
I wanted to accent the living room with kelly green and navy blue along with the aqua that I really love. Since we just moved into our house and it’s still largely unfinished, I really wanted to have one space that was totally decorated. That way I could rest my eyes on that calming space since everything else was chaos.
Creating a Calm Space
When we bought the house, the fireplace was a yellow brick–the same brick as the house’s exterior. I wanted everything to be crisp, fresh, and airy. So I started by priming and painting the brick white (I shared photos on Instagram a few weeks ago).
If you haven’t ever painted brick, let me just tell you it’s not a fun task. But the results are so worth it. And once I had a white fireplace and hearth, I wanted to bring some color back in. I dreamed of pillows and artwork that popped but couldn’t seem to find the right piece.
So when Canvas on the Cheap reached out to me, I knew a canvas was a great solution. I sat down with some watercolor paint and paper, and got started on something fun. I wanted the bright green to be the overarching color of the entire piece with some intense blue worked in. Add in some tiny aqua accent flowers and it was the perfect way to tie in the colors I was hoping for.
Bouquet Watercolor Converted to a Canvas
Since watercolors typically aren’t huge, and I wanted it to be larger than I painted it a canvas just made sense. I took a photo of the painting after finishing it and uploaded the image through their website. Scanning is probably an easier way to get your image digital, but I don’t own one.
The people at Canvas on the Cheap were so easy to work with, and my canvas came both quickly and ready to hang–there’s already a picture hanging bracket on the back. They’re also really affordable, which is always a good thing when you’re starting from scratch and will need lots of artwork.
After adding in a few colorful pillows, I really love my little corner. I ended up dying the green pillow covers because I couldn’t find the right shade of green. Keep that option open when you have something specific in mind.
Now onto creating more beautiful corners and spaces!
Would you like to own a copy of this beautiful watercolor? You’re in luck! It’s now listed in my shop as a printable.
Check it out here