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!


  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.

  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

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

  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!

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

  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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