Tuesday, June 16, 2020


Abstract art is a current trend in home decor. I've decided I'm here for it--in small doses. It's definitely different, bold and funky, and everywhere. It's a interesting way to show off your playful side.

This picture is the work of Kayce Hughes.

This example of the art is from the Instagram account of Angela Fahl Interiors. I've just recently started following her. She has a pretty feed if you're looking for new inspiration. I'd never be brave enough for a black room, but I do like hers.

So, with those two examples in mind, I'll show you how you can add an original abstract to your d├ęcor for next to nothing.

I found this old framed print at the antique mall for $7. The frame was in great condition, and the mat is a light grayish blue, which works great in my living room.

First, I took everything apart.

My plan was to just flip the picture over and paint on the back of it. But the tape stuck to it in the dismantling process, so I had to move on to plan B.

We had two of these sketch pads that Santa brought one year, so I used a page from this and cut it to the size I needed. Card stock would have worked better. This didn't flatten out perfectly against the glass when I put it all back together. Luckily, you can't really tell.

I ordered this set of paint brushesthis bottle of paint, and this set of watercolors, and then went to work making swirlies, which spell check has just let me know is not a word. But you know what I mean.

I probably should have only used one color (like the examples), but I used two. Then, for some reason, I gave it a dash of black too. I only used a tiny amount of the black, so it really turned out more like a gray. I felt pretty good about my color combination.

For now it's leaning on a chest that once belonged to my parents, in a corner of the living room. One day I hope for it to be part of a gallery wall that I'm working on for over our couch.

I've done one other abstract project. It was for my dining room. If you missed that post, catch up on it here. What are your thoughts on the abstract trend? Leave a comment!



  1. Love how it turned out! I’ll have to try this soon!

  2. Love this idea. You are amazing, Kathryn. Keep sharing.


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