There are a lot of West Elm art hacks going on around the blogosphere so I decided to jump on the bandwagon and try creating a little art for my dining room. In case you haven't seen it, here's the art that inspired it all. It's simple, but has a nice graphic feel to it.
I chose to go with a gray and white color scheme for my dining room since that works better in that room. However, I really like the contrast of the black and white. The great thing about abstract art is that you really can't go wrong. I just brushed a few strokes across some poster board and that was it.
Framing it makes a huge difference. If I had done this on a canvas or something without a frame, I would have carried the brush strokes all the way over the edge.
I think it took me about 5 minutes to complete. You can't beat that for quick and easy.