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:
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.
I filled up almost the entire page (except where I knew the mat would cover.
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:
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.
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:)
*Photos of nightstands by James Young