November 12, 2013


Yo peeps.  Today I’m taking you back to my nightstand and sharing more about the artwork I used to style it.   I made both pieces, and it was easy as pie (pie isn’t really that easy to make, so not really sure that phrase applies… but it just sounds sweet.  But…. I digress).

I searched and searched for artwork that brought in the right tone and mood, but I just couldn’t find anything I loved.  I was inspired by another piece of art that used what looked like a gold pen, so I decided to create my own.  Here’s how I made my DIY gold art:

I bought an art pad from a craft store, and found a pretty gold pen.  Also there, I found two gold frames I liked (they were about $15 each).  They came with mats, which was nice.

For my side’s piece, I started at the top and started drawing petal shapes, all connecting to one another.  Here’s what it looked like:

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It was pretty fun to just sit there and draw for awhile.  I really love to paint, but I haven’t done much drawing.  I didn’t want it to look too perfect or forced, so I just kind of went with it.

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I filled up almost the entire page (except where I knew the mat would cover.

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For the other side’s piece, I knew I wanted a sort of starburst design.  I couldn’t find a ruler, so I used a piece of cardboard from the frame’s packaging.  I’m crafty like that.

I made a dot off center, which served as my starting point for each line.  From there, I drew lines out to the edge of the page.  Here’s what it looked like as I went along:

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I didn’t want it to be too even, but instead to look a little haphazard.

Once I put them in the frames, I think they really pulled the space together nicely.

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See, easy as pie!  Well, easy as eating pie, I suppose.

Tomorrow is the fun reveal of the entire room! The video is extra fancy. Can’t wait to share all the details:)

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*Photos of nightstands by James Young

  1. Mercedes White

    November 12th, 2013 at 9:55 am

    i love the way these turned out. very cool.

  2. Stephanie @ The Styled Soul

    November 12th, 2013 at 2:10 pm

    These are gorgeous! I may have to borrow this idea. I just found your blog and I love it!

    Stephanie @ http://www.thestyledsoul.com

  3. Veronica

    November 12th, 2013 at 6:30 pm

    Genius Jen. Love it. You have the best ideas. And I bet I can eat a piece of pie faster than you….just sayin…

  4. Veronica

    November 12th, 2013 at 6:31 pm

    …yes that’s a challenge.

  5. June Pope

    November 13th, 2013 at 2:33 am

    Beautiful! I’m inspired now. Thanks for sharing. Love your blog.

  6. Sirene

    September 30th, 2015 at 9:43 am

    THEY LOOK SO GOOD! Jennifer Where did you find the gold frames?

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