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Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Inspiring Style: DIY Home Decor Accent Piece


It's amazing how a little color can really change your mood. My home decorating consists of adding orange tones and textures to my living room in the form of pillows, candles, curtains and more. Today I'm showing you a quick twig wall art that I spruced up to incorporate the vibrant color into the decor.

Step One: Organize the Twigs
I bought this twig wall art from Target because I really enjoy tree and branch-like design as well as Target. Who doesn't like Target? I set out the 18 pieces and arranged them how I wanted them to look on the wall.

Step Two: Get to Painting
A few years ago I used to paint all the time, but I haven't really been into it lately. But I really enjoyed using these acrylic paints on the wall art. I wasn't sure I wanted each leaf to be colored, so I sort of painted every other leaf.
Step Three: Texture on Texture
Since these are leaves, I wanted to keep the paint lines visible. Usually you would paint smoothly to provide an even look, but the leaves look more realistic with the lines, which adds more texture to the wall art.
Step Four:  Add the Adhesive
The packaging comes with clear pins that go into the back of the twigs. Place the pins into the provided slot on each twig and then attach the adhesive to the back of the pin. This is how it connects to the wall.
Step Five: Align and Decorate
Finally, I placed the twigs on the wall in the same fashion that I had arranged them previously. Each twig easily attaches to the wall without any force. You can see the lines in a lot of the leaves and flowers.
What do you think of my final product in this home decor accent piece?
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34 comments

The Dainty Dolls House said...

It's lovely. A great way to change things up & if you get tired of the colour, you can easily change it again. I like it. And I like your layout too, very pretty. Have a great day :)

Lubka Christova said...

This is extremely beautiful!! And I see that you must be very patient to do such a pretty piece :))

Nicole said...

This is so awesome! Going to try it xx
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Stylish By Nature said...

Lovely,gorgeous ... Love it !

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Emmylou said...

Cheryl, this is beautiful! It looks like something you buy in a high-end store. Love love love. Orange really adds something, eh?

alexis said...

Nicely done! I love how you made this piece your own with some simple additions :)


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amy b.s. said...

i love the bright color! it just adds so much in such a simple way!

Kim Alston said...

Cheryl, you did an awesome job. I love that orange against that blue.
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Jenmarie said...

This adds such a perfect touch! I love that you kept part of the twigs white. It looks so good!

Swarnali said...

I love how the color orange, it instantly pops up anything dull and drab. I love what you have done with those twigs and flowers, looks really lovely. The blog looks so pretty with those dainty butterflies on the right side. <3

FASHION TALES said...

Good job! Looks like you've been enjoying decorating your place. I love orange so much. xx/Madison

THE-LOUDMOUTH said...

First off, your new blog design is absolutely gorgeous! I love it!! Secondly, you are so creative and this is a beautiful idea. Sorry I've been so MIA when it comes to commenting, I'm trying to get back on the wagon! :)

Leeann @ Join the Gossip said...

How adorable! You did such a great job!!

Mandy Russell said...

You are so creative, Cheryl!!! I love this DIY. I have been in the mood to redecorate lately. I am really into all the pops of orange you are adding.

xoxo
Mandy
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kim bim said...

I love your diy, funny, I got a lovely wall sticker similar to your one in lime green and white which I purchased from ikea. You done a great job, it's a very pretty DIY, I love it.

Couture Carrie said...

So pretty, darling!

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Mihaela Pojogu said...

Look beautiful, darling!
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Leah R. said...

ah wow looks beautiful! love your blog x
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Taliah Somone said...

I loveee this Cheryl!!! The orange and white is perfect for Fall and even Spring...gorgeous!

Adeola Naomi Aderemi said...

Loving this amazing diy!

MOSAMUSE said...

cute!
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Kelly Stunna Jr said...

so cute!
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Erika said...

This is absolutely gorgeous, Cheryl - I love it!! :)

Kashaya said...

Looks lovely!

Harija said...

Stunning DIY!!

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Sam said...

Where do I place my order?? This is so beautiful Cheryl, i love it. You are so creative, well done. Happy Friday Doll!

Goody said...

Very cute! I love a good DIY

hautepinkpretty said...

This is so pretty, Cheryl! Love the idea and you executed effortlessly :) xx

Dear Girl Wallflower said...

wow, you are creative and talented! I do love the idea! I look forward to see the whole picture.

www.caribbeanlivingblog.com said...

Nice job Cheryl, very inventive of you.

Kamilla K said...

Ooohhhh that looks very cool! Very creative!

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BonBon Rose Girls Kristin said...

How pretty and sweet!

Katherines Corner said...

lovely and perfect for the changing season too. Thank you for sharing at the Thursday Favorite Things Blog hop. xo

Rhea D said...

wow, this is awesome! too cute!

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