Monday, August 25, 2008

Cheap art

I needed something to fill a large wall in our powder room and came across a print I thought would work well. It was in those bins of posters/art at the back of the craft store -- the bins I haven't rummaged through since college!

I found a $10 poster...






And used frames I had to create this...



I bought poster boards, painted them chocolate brown, and then cut the photos down to the size I wanted. I placed the photos on top with double sided tape. If you want to spend a little more, you could have actual mats cut for the pictures, and then paint them. But I'm a thrifty decor chick and I'm impatient. :)

Total cost for this project was $6 for the art (I had a 40 percent off coupon baby!) and $1.50 for three poster boards. If you don't have the frames, look for them at half off. Or use a bunch of smaller frames you already have and cut one large poster/picture/image into smaller pieces. Cheap, one-of-a-kind art!

6 comments:

  1. Have you ever made one where you cut one picture into multiples? I've seen them, but I'd be scared to do it. I'd probably mess up the cuts.

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  2. Hey, Elizabeth just told me about your blog. I'm so.. glad you're in blogland. I love what you did with this poster. It looks wonderful!!
    Come visit me sometime!!
    Hugs, Terrie

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  3. I NEVER would have thought of painting poster board. That's an awesome idea! Can't wait to see the whole powder room.

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  4. Hey! Just thought I'd let ya know that I had a bunch of people over the other night and they were RAVING about my reupholstered chairs :) Thanks again for the recommendation!

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  5. GREAT SCOTT...this is a fantastic idea and looks like a million!

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  6. I saw those same pictures in the store today and almost bought them...hmmm guess I am going back tomorrow!

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