Jackson Pollock's Blue Poles
Until one of Pollock's paintings is on the wall, we're making due with some of inexpensive artwork.
What I love about this artwork is that Matt and I put it together.
Okay, what I really love is that it was cheap!
How? With the exception of the photos, all the artwork is scrapbook paper (around $.50-$1.00 a sheet).
Dining Room Ecological Prints
The square frames in the dining room were $8 each. With paper we spent $34 dollars on art. If you add in the quart of paint for my brown tree-trunk stripe, the artistic wall cost $40!
I love the ecological feel of this green, leafy work in our dining room.
The art pieces are arranged on a chocolate turtle stripe that compliments our brown leather furniture and cake platter blue opposing wall quite well. It feels like my own little garden!
Stair-Step Conversation Piece
We spent the most money on our living room art because we knew it would double as a focal point AND a conversation piece. Three frames cost $5. One frame cost $10. One cost $12. The biggest frame cost $20.
Even though we had $57 dollars on picture frames, the photos were cheap to develop. We spent less than $10 getting photos from our European vacation printed.
What we love about this little collection is explaining to people what the photos are of--a crowd of umbrellas on a rainy day in Prauge, a six hundred year old castle ruin in Baden Baden, The Colosseum...
Photographs of Europe hang over our couch. The stair-step pattern mimics
the stairway right behind the wall.
Bright and Bold Master Bedroom
The 12x12 frames for our master bedroom were $4 each (that means with paper, we spent about $27 on artwork for our bedroom).
These bold colors and patterns make our master bedroom spicy!
The full layout--clearly we love geometrical design.
Need to spice up the walls on a dime?
- Head to your local craft store and look at scrapbooking paper
- Hit some thrift stores or garage sales and get some frames
- Buy a can a spray paint for frames as needed
- Go through you photos and find ones that would make good works of art (play with color--black and white, sepia ...)