Reader Redesign: Stunning Scribble

When Liz sent her DIY art project our way we couldn’t wait to share the outcome with you guys. Here’s her letter:

I know that you guys are always whipping up fab DIY art, so I thought your readers might enjoy this little art project that I did. We’ve had a wall in our den that has been blank for over a year. Finally I decided to spend an evening making a fun and funky little art series that has added some much-needed interest to that wall. The best part is that it couldn’t have been easier. If you can wield a paint pen, you can definitely take on this project! In short: I painted the particle board backing that came with my frames (cardboard would also work), used tape to mark where I wanted my scribbles, and grabbed a paint pen to create large white loops. You can check out the whole step-by-step process over on my blog. Hope you like it as much as I do. -Liz

Isn’t that fun? We love that it looks like an upscale textile or pattern thanks to the sophisticated inky blue and the gorgeous gallery framing. We would never have guessed that a paint pen was responsible for such fantastic art. Thanks so much for sending your genius project our way Liz! And we’d love to know if anyone at home is planning to take on Liz’s project for their naked walls.


  1. says

    this is rock star easy! oh my gosh, LOVE it! liz, what a great job you did! hmmmm…casacullen just might be scooping this idea up for some art in our home! thanks YHL for the super easy DIY post – CC

  2. Becca says

    Oh, I’ve been looking for a quick DIY art project for my place for a while. Thanks so much for sharing this, I just love it!!

  3. emily says

    great idea, I love the hints of turquoise.
    However, I am more curious about the brown and white geometric rug. Do you have any leads on it, or one like it?

    • says

      Hey Emily,

      That’s actually the same Pottery Barn Moorish Tile rug that we have in our living room (ours is yellow). They no longer sell them but you can find ’em on ebay when you search the name. Hope it helps!


  4. says

    Turned out cute! Although I have to say that I like how the scribbles are a little “messier” on the chalkboard in her inspiration photo… I think the graphic pattern goes very well in her room, but if I attempt this, I might do a bit more of a *scribble* scribble – you know? :)

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