West Elm : Knock Off Inspiration Series

I was asked to participate in a Knock Out Knock Off Inspired series with five other bloggers.  It starts today and ends in August.  The first of each month we all will be showcasing a knock off project from a pre-decided home decor store.  Be sure to check at the bottom of this post for the other projects!
This month’s home decor store is West Elm.  West Elm is quite possibly my favorite store of all time. I love their mix of modern styles with so many natural elements.
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For this project, I decided to think outside the box of my typical design aesthetic.  I adore all things West Elm, but I decided to go non.traditional West Elm and I chose an abstract almost doodle/graffiti print called the Geo Print.  West Elm’s print cost $149 and mine came to a total of $14!
At my local Hobby Lobby, I found a sale on 16×20 inch canvas’, two for $7.99.  I have no idea what I will do with my other canvas, but for essentially $4, I couldn’t pass that up.

This was honestly the easiest project.  I just sat with my computer open and the image on the screen.  Then I used a pencil to lightly block out the basic sections of doodles.

DIY West Elm Painting steps 1

I spent a few evenings finishing this Geo Print up and love how it turned out.

DIY Inspired West Elm Painting
DIY Inspired West Elm Painting, Delineate Your Dwelling

I had to keep reminding myself to not make super straight lines and to make it more “doodle” like and less rigid.  I was trying to stay true to the original art which had a very “free handed” vibe going.

DIY Inspired West Elm Painting, Delineate Your Dwelling

I love the areas where the mint green and the gold are near each other.

DIY Inspired West Elm Painting, Delineate Your Dwelling

I “heart” this project and think it might permanently stay up in our new office + guest room, after the update is done!

DIY Inspired West Elm Painting, Delineate Your Dwelling
Be sure to check out the other amazing ladies in this series!
West Elm Inspired knock off, Geo Print : Delineate Your Dwelling #westelm #knockoff
E. Designer Trapped in a Lawyer’s Body 
You can see my 2015 and 2014 Knock Off Knock Out projects here!

36 thoughts on “West Elm : Knock Off Inspiration Series

  1. Do you worry about copyright infringement? Did you use markers? If so what kind? I might try this myself. Thanks for the inspiration.

  2. I love the fact it strays just very slightly form the original in a few places – makes it totally unique. Did you use pens or paint for the coloured in bits?

  3. Amy! I am seriously amazed. I cannot believe you doodled this. I can’t believe how much it looks like the original, though I actually like your colors more. I am totally inspired to create something similar!

  4. What a great and colorful knock-off! Did you know this type of art is called Zentangle? Google it…you’ll be amazed at all the wonderful designs out there! I did it with some kids at my church for an art project and they had a blast!

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