Monday, August 16, 2010

Affordable Art

Here's a little sample of a room I worked on a little while back.  I will post more pictures of the entire room later, there are still a few things they will be doing to complete the space (carpet, lighting, etc.)

We were trying to keep with this home's traditional style but update the space on a budget. I put together a little series of prints to replace what was above the piano but didn't fit the decor after we changed it.

  To keep within the budget I purchased a couple of vintage bird books at a half price book store for a few dollars.  I selected a few prints that fit our color scheme, added two-toned mats and framed them-quick and easy art for less then $20.00

You could do a similar thing with prints that suit your space. 
Here's some ideas to get you started.

Look for vintage picture books-often the illustrations are amazing and will suit a nursery/kids room.

Make a gallery with your kid's art work-it will add color and a bit of fun to your walls.

Keep an eye out at yard sales and consignment antique shops for old posters, maps or signs.

Yard Sale Find-Classic car advertisment that I framed.

Use last year's calendar and frame the images: Visit Kirsten's blog, 6th street design school where she turned a calendar into a wall of art.

Paper Source has tons of calenders, decorative paper, note cards and more that would look great framed.
Of course there's also a lot of talented artists that sell their work on Etsy.
 Geninne is one of my favorites! She has an Etsy shop and a very inspiring blog. If only I had half her talent!

 She does amazing watercolor and mixed media prints.  Her site is worth a visit!

I have a few more art ideas up my sleeve that I'm working on and will share them when I'm finished.
2 comments on "Affordable Art"
  1. Your welcome! Let me know if you put them to use, I'd love to see!


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