Sophisticated & Whimsical DIY Art: Salty Seagull

When you see a painting you love, why not consider DIYing it? That way, you can personalize it and save some moula, too!

seagull painting pinterest charlie's room

My girlfriend Jennifer was redecorating her son’s room in a sophisticated nautical theme. And I was totally digging seeing her cute pins.

seagull painting inspiration Wayne Pate

So when I saw this cute print by Wayne Pate, I thought it was a perfect candidate to be hacked for her little boy!

seagull painting side view

It was a simple enough form to pull off, and I aged and weathered the canvas a bit… like it had been subjected to a little salt air!

seagull painting detail

I also used a crackle finish on it (you can get a little bottle of it cheap in the acrylic craft paint section of your craft store).

seagull painting charlie

And the little gull was ready to go, wheeeee!

Have you ever successfully hacked a piece of art? do tell!

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