DIY Dot Painting

Does it feel like it should be Friday? I swear it was Friday, like... 5 minutes ago. How did we get to Tuesday? Anyone? Bueller??

Even though you may have a case of the mid-week blues, here's a fun - and super easy, I might add - DIY that you can use to spruce up your home. It's a quick project too - really. I did this at midnight last night after a few beers (hey - it helps get my creative juices flowing!) and from start-to-finish took me about 20 minutes. NBD.

Maybe you read our post about "Un-Decorating" over the weekend, and want to find an easy way to dip a toe into those waters. Look no further. Inspired by this print at West Elm (on sale for $129) I thought - that looks like a perfect DIY - and for a fraction of the price

All you need is some paint (I used watercolors) - some watercolor paper, and an empty frame. I started by cutting my paper to fit the size of the mat, and then centered a rectangle shape by drawing lightly in pencil. Next, I decided how many dots I wanted going across my painting - again, marking lightly in pencil. And then I just went for it!

(Note: you can get super serious about this if you want, measure and grid your shape out, and pre-mark each dot... but I think part of the un-decorated charm of this is the imperfection. Plus, it looks more like the chic west elm version this way.) 

And that's all there is to it - truly, a 20 minute home DIY. Give this a try - and let me know how it turns out in the comments below, I'd love to hear from you! x