Monday, March 28, 2011

More thrifty wall art ideas

I've been trying to figure out how to create more reasonably priced art for my house (like the calendar art). I love sets and Dean loves maps, so I think I'm going to actually attempt to do the map one for Dean's room or the empty wall in our living room. The 40% off coupon at Micheal's for the canvas was a super great idea since I am not good at finding original bargains and sales.

Mod Podge Canvas Map Tutorial

I have a couple friends with cricuts or silhouettes, so I also would love to do something like these vinyl on canvas for my bedroom with their help.

Our kitchen is currently discumbobulated since Matt's started tiling in there. It's going to look so much nicer than the ugly, stained linoleum. Then on to the wood floors in the living room!! I can't wait. I currently should go paint more in my bedroom I guess, so enough blogging for now.

Monday, March 7, 2011

Recycled Art

I love calendars. I don't have tons of them or anything, but I like to have 1 nice calendar with art that I love. My favorite calendar so far featured art of Robert David "Bob" Bretz.  I randomly found it on Etsy as I was searching for a calendar that spoke to me. It was a little pricey as far as calendars go ($25 I think), but this recycled wall hanging makes it so much more worth the money, (plus, I did really love it the whole year).

I just had a carpenter friend cut boards to the size of the calendar pages, modge podged under it and over it, drilled a hole where the calendar hole was, and then hung it on my wall. It was the first time I modge podged anything. It was less intimidating than I thought it would be, but I did have to have a friend show me how to do it.

I have many talents, but hanging pictures is NOT one of them. Matt gave me some pointers, and I think it turned out a whole heck of a lot better than it would of had I done it strictly on my own. It's not perfect, but I do like the end product!