Today I wanted to talk about art. Like the kind you hang on your walls. I have the hardest time with shopping for art because I feel like every time I find something I really like, it’s also really expensive. Then you get that internal debate going on, like is it worth it? is it not worth it? should I get it? etc. that kind of makes me throw my hands up and walk away. Here are my favorite (cheap) art pieces that I have in our home.
This cute painting is something I made for our old house and carried it through to this one. The gems were hand stamped from a stamp I made using craft foam, an xacto knife and a styrofoam block. The words are just freehand with a brush. If you’re not super crafty, you can always buy a stamp from a craft store and execute the same idea. A 99 cent piece of posterboard and inexpensive frame later, and this is the final product. I like it, and I think Rihanna would too. (Don’t quote me on that though.)
Okay, next up we have one of my very favorite wall art tricks. I like to scour HomeGoods and TJ Maxx for cute wrapping paper for presents and every once and awhile I find one that matches my house. I cut out a section of this pineapple wrapping paper and framed it for our living room. If you’re short on time, or just not crafty, this one is for you.
This Arbor Month poster is probably my favorite piece of art in my whole house. Know where I got it? – Goodwill! It came as is, gold frame and all, perfectly matching to my home. Thrift stores are awesome because you can find items that are no longer wanted and give them new life in your home. A lot of times the items are really inexpensive too. (I think this picture was like $2.00). Win Win!
Best for last! I love good photo display and a good DIY so this was perfect! I printed off some of our wedding photos at home on my printer and laid them out on a piece of poster board. I taped them in place about an inch from each other on all sides and then filled in the gaps with this super fun mint patterned masking tape. I chose to do all black and white photos to make the color of the tape stand out. Once that was all done, I found it a frame and hung it up! I love this project and when I look at it, I’m reminded of how wonderful our special day was! The fact that it was inexpensive is just a bonus. 🙂
If you have any ideas for wall art, I would love to hear them! I’m still trying to fill out a couple blank walls and need ideas so send them my way!
Thanks for reading,