I kept looking around at all my favourite decorating stores like HomeSense and Bed Bath & Beyond but I couldn't find anything that I loved and that had the right price tag.
Since I wasn't having any luck at all, I looked around my house and remembered that I had a few leftover canvases that were 16x20. Perfect! I grabbed some paint and when it was quiet during nap time, I got to work.
I didn't really have anything in mind when I painted, I just knew that I wanted softer colours and something more abstract as opposed to me trying to recreate a painting.
I dabbed my brush onto the canvas until I came up with this:
When I looked at the canvas I really didn't like what I had done with the squiggles at all but I didn't want to make any hasty moves just in case I liked it better on the wall. I took a hammer and some nails and put it on the wall and stared at it... and stared some more. I still didn't like it but decided to leave it there for another day. The next day, I still didn't like it so I took it down and repainted it more in the style of the one on the right and I'm much happier with it.
When Bella woke up, she noticed right away and told me how beautiful it was. I love that kid!
It's probably not going to be permanent artwork but right now I like it and it fills up the space on the wall nicely.
Thanks for all your input the other day on different greys! I'm still trying to convince my hubby that grey is the way to go and I'm sure he'll come around soon... Especially when I assure him that he will not have to paint this massive room!