Home Improvement: Inexpensive Wall Art Tutorial (no artistic skills required)

I am very picky in my taste for wall art.

I like unique items.

Typically vintage.

It just adds so much character to a home.

But sometimes time and/or finances don’t allow me to purchase what I like.

Recently, I improvised in my kitchen/dining room area.

I have blogged about them before, but I just love Naptime Diaries prints.

We purchased four of these large frames from Target($80) and four prints from Naptime Diaries($40).

Threshold Frame: 19.99

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I hung them in my dining room.

They are fresh and cheery.

And make me smile.

You can easily do the same thing (for even less $$).

Here is how:

Walmart sells these frames.

I have used them before for children’s art in projects for my clients.

They are heavy duty inexpensive floating frames.

You get two for $19.99. Two 11×14 frames for $20 bucks is a steal!

Set of 2 ($19.99)

Then frame any print you want.

The key to making your “art” look like a million bucks is the framing.

I like to buy substantial frames with large mats or large floating frames.

It really sets off the art (and makes it look more expensive).

Here is an example:

matless collage
allposters.com

Ho hum.

mat Collage
allposters.com

Much better. See the difference?

The mat really sets it off.

Here are some great prints available online.

http://www.etsy.com/shop/dazeychic?ref=seller_info
http://www.etsy.com/shop/dazeychic

theletteredcottage.net has some great original photo prints, very reasonably priced!

($12-16 for 8×10)

I am actually thinking about using these in the man cave in our house when I (finally) decorate it.

Please go check out their photos!

And don’t forget about art shows or local artists.

Or just framing a child’s artwork in their playroom.

Dried foliage or flowers.

There are endless possibilities.

Just buy the right frame!

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