Color a Canvas

*love the simplicity of just a black canvas
*little bit of abstract

*Check out the rest of Two Ellie’s dining room – so pretty!

*Painting by Artist Mark Boomershine. I LOVE this one!
I love the idea of buying a canvas & creating your own piece of art. It can be simple and make such a statement. Yes?
I am finally working on my living room (the brown paint will be gone this weekend – hallelujah!!!!). I’m quite certain I’m ordering a venetian mirror. It’s a toss up between the venetian mirror or a painted canvas going over the fireplace or on my parsons table {update: the lamps in the picture are no longer there}. (Click HERE for a picture . . . SUGGESTIONS?). Which to put where?
Have you seen any fun simple canvas ideas?
As always, dear readers, thank you for your ideas, help and inspiration!!!!

images . doorsixteen . pinkwallpaper . twoellie . me .


  • fergusandme
    Commented on October 19th, 2010 at 11:22am

    i love that black canvas! (i've got an unused big canvas tucked away . . . . hmmm. thx!

    Commented on October 19th, 2010 at 12:21pm

    My vote's for the mirror! And I'm loving that plain charcoal canvas in the first photo. I think I could manage that!

  • Christine
    Commented on October 19th, 2010 at 12:59pm

    I love the black canvas room- so chic! I just did a post on mirrors and how much I LOVE venetian/orante ones the most. I would definitely put the mirror above the fireplace- it would look amazing framed with the beautiful wing chairs you have. I think the mirrors and lamps would compete with each other if the mirror was on the parsons table. I have a large venetian mirror in my main bathroom and never tire of it- they are just soooo pretty. I'm not sure how big you are thinking, but another option might be a large leaning one sitting on the floor- you could put it on one side of the fireplace, with the parsons table on the other to balance it out; there is a picture of a large leaning one on my post and it is gorgeous!

  • Erika @ ~TiptoeButterfly~
    Commented on October 19th, 2010 at 1:45pm

    imma an "ok" artist – i always say i'm gonna make my own art for my home – still never did it – but maybe one day i will!

  • Deepali Kalia Interior Design Blog Filling Spaces
    Commented on October 19th, 2010 at 2:13pm

    Like the mirror but the canvas is different take !

  • Alcira Molina-Ali
    Commented on October 19th, 2010 at 2:26pm

    Stunning post.
    I adore that first shot.
    Welcome to my bloggy roll.
    Cheers, Alcira

  • Mimi
    Commented on October 19th, 2010 at 4:45pm

    I like the black canvas, quite striking. I do love the heart though! Mimi x

  • pretty pink tulips
    Commented on October 19th, 2010 at 5:21pm

    Love that black canvas. It actually says volumes.

    Enjoy transforming your room!!
    ~ Elizabeth

  • Karena
    Commented on October 20th, 2010 at 12:33am

    Check out my art and see what you think…..

    Be sure to come and enter my fabulous Giveaway from Metis Linens!

    Art by Karena

  • Rozmeen
    Commented on October 20th, 2010 at 8:46am the first shot!

    Wishing you a lovely rest of the week,

  • Genni
    Commented on October 20th, 2010 at 10:17am

    I love the venetian mirror! Where are you getting yours? I've been looking for one as well. I also love the self art canvas. I actually thought of doing that before, but was a bit worried it wouldn't work. I'm going to put the lyrics to my favorite coldplay song to canvas and hang it over my couch. The song has significant meaning to me and I've left the space there blank because I wanted something meaningful to go there. Thanks for the post!!

  • vicki archer
    Commented on October 20th, 2010 at 3:03pm

    I love the idea of painting your own canvas….love the black and also I could do with a big pink one…xv

  • Jen of Made By Girl
    Commented on October 20th, 2010 at 5:50pm

    I love the all black canvas idea….i would choose art over the mirror , but that's just me. :))))

  • paula
    Commented on October 23rd, 2010 at 11:29am

    Thanks for the love lady! Now I want an all black canvas too.

  • jenna @ alittlebleu
    Commented on October 24th, 2010 at 1:39pm

    love the last painting!! do art :)

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