I used leftover paint I had on hand (Silvery Blue by Benjamin Moore) to coat my canvas. After that dried, I used the pillow as inspiration to draw a coral design lightly with pencil. I was into a blue and brown coastal color scheme, so I used three colors of paint I had on hand to fill in the coral. The brown is Branchport Brown by Benjamin Moore, which is from my master bedroom. The white is from our house trim paint. The smokey blue is from a small acrylic craft paint I had from an unknown project.
Here's how it turned out:
It first hung above our sofa, but the canvas wasn't quite large enough, so it got replaced when I found something else. At one point it hung on our stairway landing (which you can see in the background below).
Today it fills up a wall in our laundry room, with a little blue-on-blue action.
If you didn't catch my first Before Blogging project, you can see my Ordinal File Cabinet here. It's a knockoff of Anthropologie's Ordinal Dresser. Next up in the series is drip-art on canvas, inspired by David Bromstad.