Yesterday I was suddenly in need of a quick change in our family room but I didn’t want to go buy something. I had that wood frame that’s waiting for photos to be printed out–wait, who am I kidding, I haven’t even taken the photos yet. It’s gonna be a little while until I get around to it. I grabbed another small wood frame that I bought for the upstairs gallery wall, again, they are doing nothing for me now but waiting to be used upstairs. With 5 minute art, even if I just use something for a week, it’s worth it.
I quickly painted white odd-shaped dots on the paper that was already in the thrifted frame. Back there behind it is another 5 minute wall art I did ages ago–a spray-painted white sea fan hot glued to a run-of-the-mill chalkboard.
I usually have a few spare canvases (canvi?) around the house. I painted this one black a few weeks ago. Why not just quickly brush on some white paint? For now?
And some Ikea fabric and my last frame…
Here’s the hand, next to some 5 minute water-color I did last year.
I always hesitate to publish posts like this for fear that everyone will simply think “but I don’t like those dots and lines, this blog is dumb, I don’t like that style”. PLEASE know, this post is not about style. It’s about ideas. It’s about shopping the house and using what you have in a creative way. Dots and lines worked for me today because they are easy. Maybe in your house it’s letters and numbers or stripes and plaids or moons and rainbows, I don’t care. The point is to stop waiting for perfect and just do something for fun with what you have.
For funs, here was a little of my inspiration. Caitlin Wilson used a sharpie and spotted her ikea chairs with this fabric in mind.
whitlock & co
For my next trick I’m hoping to hack this Kelly Wearstler fabric. I saw it at Angela’s and demanded the name. She suggested I DIY it and as usual, she’s brilliant. I like it because it’s classically imperfect. Also, Angela is the queen of pairing quirky combinations.
Do you have any 5 minute wall art?