Ikat Painting

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I’ve wanted an Ikat Painting for quite some time. I’ve felt like I haven’t had the perfect spot for one until now. The formal dining room was calling for some fun. At least, that is what I told Luke.

Because I needed a pretty large painting, a DIY painting fit the budget. I picked up a large (36×36) canvas at Michaels. I got it 50% off with a coupon. A few days later, I told my hubby that I would do yard work in exchange for a painting. I think he was secretly thrilled. Score.

Here she is:

DIY Ikat Painting for Dining Room By Bigger Than The Three Of Us

 

Beautiful, right? I think he did a great job. He used arylic paint with two short firm brushes (one with an angle and one straight).

I took some pictures of the process:

getting the easel ready for painting

We borrowed the easel from Luke’s sister, which made painting this big painting much easier.

The inspiration came from this painting:

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via Etsy

I really love the painting above, but for my house the size and colors weren’t perfect. Also, I’m cheap and knew I couldn’t afford a bigger one. She has some great pieces in her shop though, and I may end up with one of the smaller canvases. =)

Back to our painting…

I mixed the coral color and I really love it.

painging coral ikat

I came back a bit later and mixed the turquoise color.

ikat drips painting tutorial

He did the rest of the colors and I didn’t come back to look at it until it was almost done. I might* have tried to give a suggestion about a part which had already been painted that I didn’t love. Just me being picky. We compromised and decided to sleep on it a night. He did end up adding a few more ikats in places and I love it.
finished ikat painting

DIY Ikat Painting for Dining Room By Bigger Than The Three Of Us

ikat painting

Getting it hung on the wall has inspired me to finally get the rest of the dining room finished (or finished for now). Reveal coming soon!

Btw…if you feel like I’m all over the place with projects (in many different rooms) that’s because I am. I can’t seem to reign it in.

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Comments

  1. says

    Man, I wish I had that much talent to do a painting like that! I like the way yours is more open in areas, but I also like the Etsy sellers art as well. Great job, it really looks great in the room!

  2. says

    This is awesome! Your hubs is talented. I love the huge canvas prints but they are so expensive! I think if I tried it on my own it would look like a big mess of paint haha. Great addition to your space!

    • says

      He is pretty talented. =) It’s funny that you say that if you tried it on your own then it would look like a big mess, because I totally was like “Oh, that doesn’t look hard”. I tried it one afternoon and boy was it a disaster. Ha. I wasn’t blessed with painting skills apparently. Have a great weekend!

  3. says

    OMG, I love this! Especially the colors. I actually like yours much better than the inspiration piece! If ya’ll don;t have an etsy shop yet, you should consider it! Beautiful.

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