I spend roughly 40 hours in my home office now. I became tired of the red accents after, oh, one hour. Red was fine when this room was mainly Brent's office, and I didn't have to spend much time in here. Red is just too harsh of a color for a creative space. And with yellow being my favorite color, it was an easy decision to make.
So on to my first de-redding project: the artwork above my desk.
While I loved this painting and did consider painting over the red – the canvasing is bowing and well, it just wasn't going to happen.
So I bought a canvas the same size, some painter's tape and yellow paint...and envisioned a basketweave and tada:
Step 1: I painted the entire canvas white. I know it sounds silly painting a white canvas white, but when it comes time for touch ups, you wants the whites to match.
Step 2: I made a grid. This was the most annoying part of the project, as math hurts my head. While the big 4x3 grid was easy enough to determine with a 48"x36" canvas, the lines inside the grid were where it got tricky - as 1" wide painters tape wasn't existing at Home Depot. So I used 1.41" wide tape and did math.
Step 3: I started taping:
Audrey even got a picture of me in the act:
Step 4: I finished taping and wished I choose blue for my office, so I could be done.
Step 5: Start painting and also start seeing spots from starring at bright yellow for several hours.
Step 6: Do touch ups.
Step 7: Done!
I'm really happy with how it turned out. I think it will be a fun visual for my new office.