When I was in London with my sister Yanna, I saw at the Marimekko store an amazing textile painting on the wall of the store. I was so impressed by the serene beauty I just wanted to get it for my home, even though I had no idea where I would use it. Apparently, it was an easy DIY.
I love the rich and bold patterns that reference the brand’s finnish origins and I always enjoy browsing their products. I soon realized that the amazing painting I admired, was made from a piece of textile from the company’s autumn 2013 collection ‘weather diary’ designed by Finnish artist Aino-maijo Mestola. It was a super easy home decor DIY.
‘I live on an island and I love how the weather often feels much more powerful and interesting by the sea. Therefore this scenery has an important role in the weather diary collection. I wanted to design the prints so that each one represents a different kind of atmosphere, but when the pieces are combined they form an interesting whole.‘ said Aino-maija Mestola to designboom.com
You will need:
1. 1.5 meters of the marimekko textile
2. a plain canvas from an Art supplies store
3. a staple gun
Start stapling one side and then staple the opposite side. Work on the other two sides after. I washed the material first in cold water.
I used my Marimekko painting DIY, in Niki’s ex bedroom and it looks amazing with the Japanese girl decorative pillow from Zara home.
Images- designboom.com, me
Have a lovely Day!!!