DIY: Spray Paint Striped Canvas Art

So I’ve been getting super excited about moving in with Ben and, after talking it through, we’ve decided that our theme colors for our new place will be blush, navy, and gold.IMG_0684

Since I don’t have much artwork up on my walls, I figured I’d start decorating my place with these theme colors in mind so we can start deciding what we like and don’t like.

I knew exactly where I wanted to start for decorations: spray paint striped canvas art. I’ve seen other people do it, and I wanted to try my hand at it.

I drove to the store and picked up some navy and gold spray paint and got to work. After picking out a nice large canvas from the thrift store for only four bucks, I wiped it down and sprayed over it with gold paint.

I waited a few hours for the paint to dry before placing painter’s tape down over it. I IMG_0716.jpgmeasured out the space between the tape to make it as straight and neat as possible.

Then, I sprayed over it with the navy spray paint I had gotten. Note: the spray paint will get everywhere if you’re not careful. IfIMG_0717.jpg you’re doing this outside, be aware of the wind so it does not get all over you.

After I had sprayed it with the navy spray paint, it needed to dry for a few more hours. I strongly recommend watching Netflix or doing some errands during this part because you will be tempted to rip the tape right off just to see how it turned out.

Finally, after waiting for a while, the paint was dry and I was able to peel back the tape to reveal…


This beautiful finished painting! I was very enthusiastic when I showed Ben (I asked him, “Do you like it?” at least 5 times in an hour), and he was very happy with the finished product.

Let me know if you try this project!



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