Wednesday, February 15, 2012

CHEAP ART FOR YOUR WALLS

Back in November I posted a living room update {here} and one of my plans was to create an art wall around the television. 



So far, we have 3 {inexpensive} pieces hanging to the right side of the TV.


The first frame at the top was a recent purchase at Micheal's for under $30, along with a white matte and blue craft paper. I printed out this template, cut out the dog silhouette and glued it to a white background. Easy enough, right? 


The small frame was purchased from Goodwill for only $1, and the colorful photo was a page I tore out of a fashion magazine of an artsy editorial spread.


The lighthouse is my favorite, especially since I saved this frame and poster from the trash. I purchased a black matte {roughly $5} to add a little definition to the poster, then outlined the lighthouse with a gold paint pen...it turned this dumpster-bound frame into an interesting piece of art. 


This frame contains a CD insert of the lead singer, Eugene, of one of my favorite bands, Gogol Bordello. For those of you not familiar with them, a little gypsy-punk can really motivate a good workout. And remember these pink little animals from a spray-painting project last year? Not only do they add a splash of color and playfulness to my living room, but my boyfriend's 4 year old niece plays with them when she visits. If your walls a looking a little bare, look around your house for old books, magazine, fabric, t-shirts or posters and create a one-of-a-kind piece of art. 



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