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Make Beautiful Canvas Art [in less than an hour!]

Looking for a DIY tutorial to create amazing canvas art for your home? This video tutorial is easy to follow to help you create your own canvas wall art.

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Today I’m sharing the final DIY from my Modern Industrial Guest Bedroom. If you weren’t here when I started the challenge, I went on a crazy adventure to completely transform our guest bedroom in six weeks and I was SO happy with the room! This room is full of DIYS, like our Industrial Wall Sconces, my DIY Decorative Metal Orbs, and my Industrial Side Table. This DIY canvas art video tutorial marks the official end to my Modern Industrial Guest Bedroom *tear*, but I’m SO happy to share it! 

DIY Canvas Wall Art

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Large Canvas (I used 30″ x 40″)
Acrylic Paints
(I used 5 colors – white, cream, grey, dark grey, navy)
Two paintbrushes

Paint colors for the DIY canvas art
Paintbrushes used to create the beautiful canvas art

I’m going to jump in by saying that I am NOT an artist. I may be creative, but painting of any sort is not one of my skills (yet!). This however, is artwork that I CAN do! I honestly made this painting in less than an hour while my mom was visiting. She drank tea and chatted with me while I painted (see Mom, I told you I’d edit out our conversation! lol).

I promise you can make this and you will LOVE it. Check out the quick video tutorial!

How to Make Your Own DIY Canvas Art: 

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Amazing canvas wall art you can make yourself

The only thing that I didn’t mention in the video was that I added the grey border to the artwork after it was done drying. I didn’t want the edges to stay white, and I had accidentally gotten some paint on the sides :) Painting the edge is the perfect way to finish off the piece!

This art makes such a huge statement! Everyone that enters the room mentions the artwork and loves it. I’m thrilled that I was able to share it here today!

The finished guest bedroom with the new wall art
Completed DIY canvas art

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Thursday 12th of July 2018

This is so beautiful! Would you suggest waiting to let the paint dry if I wanted to do two different colors so they don’t run? I want to do navy with a coral/peachy color.


Friday 13th of July 2018

You definitely could do that, but I think you would like the blended look better! I would suggest you try out both methods on a scrap piece of cardboard and see what you like better :)


Thursday 29th of March 2018

you are awesome! glad I am following your blog! :)


Thursday 29th of March 2018

Thank you so much!! So glad you love the project! :)


Saturday 3rd of March 2018

This is great and I love the final result!!! Two questions. Did you varnish this after to stop yellowing, dust, etc? Others suggest that we do that but not sure if it's necessary. Second question. I bought an acrylic print from Winners and I love it but it sure could use some colour. What are your thoughts on going in and adding a bit of colour to something you've bought?


Sunday 4th of March 2018

Hey! So glad you love the piece! I did not varnish mine, and it's been up for a couple of years without any yellowing or changes in colour so far! Also, I would be wary of painting something I bought, just because you don't know what kind of finish they used, and you wouldn't be able to achieve the same blended look. But if it's a piece that you won't hang without changing the colours, then why not experiment! lol.