This inspiration starts with a trip to New York.
And the Metropolitan Museum of Art.
Been there? I highly recommend it. I could spend days there.
My favorite piece in the whole collection? That’s easy. It’s that Jackson Pollock that’s bigger than a school bus.
This one. August Rhythm
I imagine that he got drunk every night and tossed paint at this thing for years before he declared it finished. How could he possibly tell when it was finished?
I was there. See? You’ll have to excuse the hat, it was much more “stylish” 10 years ago.
I just love it.
And I also love this Rudy Burckhardt photograph of him.
I love the way the photo is divided in half. Half splatter and the other half Pollock with paint cans. For some reason, the part with the splatter looks way more organized and cohesive. Just Brilliant.
I found this picture of a chair from a past Ralph Lauren home collection of an artists beach getaway.
Anything look familiar?
Yep, that pillow. I love it too. Can you tell where the inspiration came from? HHHmmmm
Are you starting to see a pattern here? Well, not really a pattern, because we are talking about Pollock……and his art is pretty much “Anti-pattern”.
We started with some leftover paint:
- RL Granite (left over from our fireplace paint job)
- Kilz Primer (whitest white on the planet)
- Martha Stewart Cement Grey (small tester)
- Martha Stewart Mariner (small tester)
We added the blue and grey to keep it looking a little more “unintentional”.
I found these khaki canvas square pillows at Target a few years ago. I just removed the cheap poly inserts, and we’ll replace them with down ones when they dry.
Couldn’t be easier…..drop cloth, pillow covers, cheap brushes ……and paint slinging. Of course, we did our painting sober.
The Texas heat worked in our favor and they dried throughly in about an hour. We left the other side plain canvas incase we ever want just plain pillows again…..but not likely anytime soon.
Prepare to have your mind blown and have a look-see at the finished pillows…..
Aren’t they just GREAT?
This could be a great project for a kids …..or even a couple of grown men who think they’re still kids.
I LOVE those pillows! What a great idea 🙂 Splatter paint was always a fav of mine and school… I can see doing this on children’s bedding pillows… like the decorative ones… whe hew, nice you two! Ahhh what creativity you all have. Keep up the great DIY projects “boys”. 🙂
Thanks Ronique! We have wanted to do these for years…and we had just a pefect day for an outside project Saturday.
LOVE THEM! Wonderful job!!! Inspiring DIY!!!
Thanks Vickie, this would be a great project for kids to get in on !!!!!
The pillows are FAB! Just love them. But what really took my breath away was the wall behind the bed! I’m a new reader so I’ll have to dig around a bit to your post about that bad boy. Would love to replicate that in our house. Great job!
Thanks Lee, The pillows are great, but that wall is spectacular…pretty easy to do also. Here’s the link to the post…. https://thecavenderdiary.com/2012/02/05/wood-wall-completed/
but we hope you still poke around the site too..
*GASP* I am undone. Such a fantastic idea!
And yes, MMA is wonderful.
So, if and when I ever get around to decorating my bedroom I will now have paint splattered pillows simply because yours look amazing. Plus, playing with paint if fun 🙂
Love!! These look fantastic 🙂
Thanks Tamsyn, I’m pretty sure there is no “wrong” way to make them…..AND they were really fun to make too.
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Is that your bedroom?
Lordy, I do believe Bob & I would spend even MORE time in ours, if it looked like that!
Aww shucks, Fred. That’s what our bedroom looks like when I’m taking pictures if it ( Jamie’s in charge if all the sheet ironing) The rest if the time the bed is a wreck and there are shoes all over the floor…….