Tuesday, January 24, 2012

$15 Living Room Art

It came time to do something different on the walls in our living room. I had originally tried to do a frame collage with the intention of using wedding photos down the road (below - taken nearly a year ago). Instead, this is what we had for...well, a year now. Michael and I thought it was a bit too casual, so more formal art needed to be brought in.


On a random outing I came across nicely sized canvas's for $3.50 each!! What?! That's craziness! I found them at JYSK...strange store, but you can find amazing gems, obviously. So I snatched 3 of them and some basic acrylic paints for $4.50...nice! Large $15 art?! Yes please. With the use of handy dandy painter's tape and some other random leftover paints, this is what I came up with:



After patching all the holes and painting over them:




You can see in the bottom right corner another project is also underway (hint: it's kitchen related!):








7 comments:

Anonymous said...

2nd time posting a comment (sometimes I'm not very good at this computer thing!). Love the new art! Creative, artsy, beautiful! I'll say it again, you are talented. Also, really like the sofa table. Where did you get it? Looking forward to seeing your next project. How is Little Miss Paisley? Hope you are all well and staying warm. Talk to you soon!

Chrisi

Anonymous said...

Everytime I visit your blog I am so very impressed with all the creative ideas you have to change the rooms' looks. I even recommended your blog to a friend who just moved into a new place, so she could find inspiration. :)

Greetings from Berlin
Anna

leigh said...

I love love love this idea! Thanks for sharing.

Stephanie Marsh said...

Thanks ladies! It was actually pretty easy, though you will notice I didn't space them that well when painting :( Oops. Chrisi, the table is from World Market. Love it....nice and heavy and has a neat texture on top. I just went on the website and don't see it specifically, but it's the Sourav line.

Anonymous said...

Greetings from Houston, TX! Love, love...your colors and design of your paintings and d├ęcor! My only side note, not meaning to be a party pooper but I would think that this project would cost a bit more than just $15. The 3 canvases, the painters tape, paint brush would add at least around $25. A lot of folks don't have those exact items laying around and would have to be bought. But, I so love what you created. Thank you for sharing!!

Anonymous said...

Beautiful!!! What size are the the canvases?

Stephanie Marsh said...

They were 12 x 36" each! Funny I have since moved to a new house and decorated and renovated a bit for the last 3 years so it's interesting to still get comments on here! If I didn't have 3 tiny humans to take care of I might document our new house. You can follow me on Instagram though via Canadianhomelove. I do post a bit there!