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September 8, 2012

Closet Door Art...I'm No Picasso

I'm No Picasso

It all started when hubby and I replaced our bedroom closet doors.

These were hollow core doors, almost 30 years old and not in great shape.

But as any DIY'er would do, I did not want to throw them away.

 I knew they could be used for something.

Being 7 ft tall doors I knew this would make a great canvas for a piece of artwork, however that presented a hug problem because............. I'm no  Pablo Picasso

Here I had this burning desire to paint to create, to flow in the arts but I had no vision.

So what did I do????        GOOGLE........

I looked at artist work......

I looked at abstract art because I cant even draw stick people (seriously) but I knew I could do abstract and mixed media art.

Needless to say I repainted this door 3 times with colors and designs until I was satisfied..... 

or should I say tired of all the do overs :)

 Here is my door art proudly hung over our couch.   It makes a big statement in the room ..... I so needed something over my couch.

Think of my excitement when my kids came over and said wow mom where did you buy that at.

They liked it ......they really liked it, or they were just being sweet.....whatever they were doing I just smiled and said ah! thanks

I love me some animal print so I took some zebra wrapping paper and cut out these triangles I watered down some brown paint and painted over each piece to give it an aged look.

Then I just mod podged it right on the door canvas.

See the lines in the wall under the right side of the picture?

Yeah, well that is another project...we had a busted water pipe so hubby had to cut out the wall to replace the pipes.  

 I have an idea of what I want to do to this wall.

That is for another post once I get it done.

I really had fun being creative with this and it was all free......... I love free

So do we have any Picasso's out their?  

Please share what you did, I would love to see pics.


Until next time,
partying at,

I should be mopping the floor

1 Thoughtful Comments:

Shabby Sweet Tea said...

Lori! I think you did a great job. I'm pretty impressed. Art is not easy until you just let go and create. You should be proud!


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