That is one ambitious blog post title, "Paint Your Own Modern Art Directly to a Wall, a Home Seller's Tip." If I can do it, you can do it. Maybe stripes, maybe swirls, maybe circles, whatever you like- give it a go. Why do it? I did it to have something on the wall, instead of bare walls, thinking it was better to have a lived in look instead of a house with no soul look. Also, I had the supplies so all it cost me was time. There will be a follow up post on another Almost Free Wall Art Idea coming soon. The next one doesn't involve painting and is fast and easy.
Here's the deal. If you have recently read the blog, you may recall that I am in the throes of decluttering, emptying boxes long stored, repacking, and setting aside stuff for yard sales and donations.
Added to that list are all the normal life routines, plus unexpected surprises (mostly pain in the neck ones) and others. Now you know that I will not repaint my house inside and out. It's already fairly neutral as I knew this day would come and I planned for one less job. So, let a buyer visualize their own colors, use the imagination God gave you. Ranting at anonymous persons on HGTV!
Which brings me to: After several days in a row of being in the basement among the boxes I needed to come up for air and light, plus my mind needed a break from all the decision making of the fate of so many sentimental items. Even the non-sentimental items were getting to me.
I had already taken down all of the paintings in the parlor and had this one blank wall that was nagging me. I taped off a section of the wall and after cogitating on it while doing other things I decided to go ahead and paint it.
I used ordinary acrylic paint from craft supplies. After painting the stripes, I didn't like the starkness and so I blended colors together and decided not to paint a border or frame, the floatiness looked better to me. I used about eight bottles of paint, so that's eight fewer bottles to pack. (Always intentional, lol.)
To make the wall even more memorable, I hung two mirrors off center over the stripes, first the round one and then the rectangle. It's hard to take a photo with mirrors, these are the best I could make. The rectangle mirror has the reflection from the table and window.
Now, you may not like this painting at all, but my question is, "Which one do you like better- the one with the round mirror or the rectangle mirror?" I'd like to know your preference.
Do you have a favorite house selling tip?