I am very picky in my taste for wall art.
I like unique items.
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.
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!
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:
Much better. See the difference?
The mat really sets it off.
Here are some great prints available online.
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!