12.07.2011

my painting for our house

Happy Wednesday!  This month seems to be flying by.  We finally put our Christmas tree up over the weekend and I've been spreading cheer all over our house.  

But those pictures and ideas are for tomorrow. ;-)  

You might remember that I tried my hand at painting when one of my local clients couldn't find the right piece for over their fireplace.  They bought my first painting and are having it framed!  Since then, I have painted a piece for our new house.  I wanted something for the wall in our entry.  You see this when you come into our home and when you're walking back from the bedroom hallway.  

I am not a painter, but I do love color.  Please be forgiving in your judgement!  
I wish I could find my camera and take real pictures, but I'm fairly certain my toddler hid my camera somewhere in the house.  (ugh)  I must say that it looks so much better in person.  

Our living room and hallway stripes are a light blue.  My goal was to tie the two rooms together and add impact to our entryway.  Is there a room in your home that could use a personal touch?  Try painting a canvas!  You might be surprised how much you like it.

26 comments:

  1. Oh wow. You did an excellent job with this. Totally fitting.


    Mr. Goodwill Hunting

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  2. This is beautiful! Especially in that gold frame.

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  3. It's beautiful! I love the gold frame. Kudos to you, painting is much harder than it looks!

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  4. Oohhh I really like it!! Love the sort of gradient thing you did! It looks great Abby!!! xo

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  5. It looks fab! The gold frame is perfection. I keep wanting to paint something... I even have the canvasses in my storage room, but I keep putting it off. Now I'm inspired again!

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  6. It is awesome! You are being way to hard on yourself! The color is amazing and it looks great at the end of the hallway! Keep on painting!

    Tiffany {Living Savvy}

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  7. It looks great there! I love the way it ties in the two areas.

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  8. Love your painting! It's beautiful, great job.

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  9. Your painted canvas looks wonderful.Great job. The colors are amazing.

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  10. I love it! You might just have to open up a little shop :)

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  11. It is stunning! Totally makes a huge impact. I have a spot at the bottom of my stairs that really needs some love and I think I'm going to try this! :)

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  12. It is quite the fantastic addition to that wall - the colors are amazing! I'd call the painting Traveling - don't ask me why just the first thing to come to mind when I saw it.

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  13. Pretty awesome for not being a painter! It totally pulls everything together, nice execution of your vision!
    Cathy

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  14. Oh wow - I love this- that gold frame is perfect for it too!

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  15. How great! I can tell you really have fun creating a painting. Keep it up! I've painted from time to time and it is the most relaxing hobby because you focus only on the painting! Merry Christmas!

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  16. That's a beautiful painting. I love the movement in the way you've mixed colours.

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  17. Abby, it's beautiful. You aren't giving yourself enough credit. You have a real talent. It's looks great in your entry.

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  18. Oh I love it! Love how it repeats the color from the adjacent room.

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  19. Wow, I'm impressed and I love the frame.

    I tried painting a canvas once and it was just plain terrible.

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  20. You did such a great job. It looks great with your kitchen.

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  21. It's beautiful!!! I got my husband a canvas and paints for christmas, I'm hoping he turns out something fab for us!

    and that light fixture from home depot...seriously?!?!?

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  22. Love it - it really picks up the walls in the other room :)

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  23. It's lovely, Abby! It looks so great with your dining room wall color in the background. I painted a canvas for my own home years ago and it hangs above my sideboard in my dining room. You can actually see it in my post today. Not a masterpiece, but I love the way it looks so that's all that matters.

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  24. Ahhh I love that you painted that canvas!! So pretty!!
    I just worked on a painting last night!!
    Something I've been wanting to do for a long while!
    Feels so great, doesn't it?!

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Abby Manchesky Interiors is a boutique design firm based in Grand Rapids, MI. Combining the new traditional, vintage and a dash of the unexpected is her ideal. Contact Abby Manchesky Interiors for more information on available interior design services for clients near and far. abbyminteriors@gmail.com | 616.719.9400

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