Saturday, December 6, 2008

Cheap, cheap artwork

Most of the walls in my house are bare. That is because I'm a bit meticulous when it comes to matching artwork and I never want to pay much for it. And up until now I have been scared to do anything cool and artsy like Jill and Monica.

But desperate times call for desperate measures and I wanted beautiful things hanging on my walls in my new bedroom! So what else is there to do but shop the house just like the Nester would do!

I took a tray that I bought at a garage sale for $0.10 and asked Mr. Steady to paint it brown. Then I printed some words out on the computer, traced them with transfer paper and painted in the words.

It's not perfect and it's not exactly how I wanted it but I like the way it turned out and I love the message it sends to my honey and me.

I also remembered a decoupage book someone had given me. I dug the book out to see what I could find. I was pleased to find some butterflies that would compliment the room. Now what to do with them? I pulled out a couple of pieces of card stock and mounted paint chips on it. Then I mounted the butterflies on pop dots and added them. Paint bristles in black paint for the antennae and the first picture was done! I popped it into a thrifted picture frame I picked up for $0.69 that Mr. Steady spray painted for me and was thrilled with the results.

Next I had a larger picture frame Mr. Steady had also painted. But I didn't have a larger piece of scrapbook paper. So I took some fabric left over from the throw pillows and hot glued it to a piece of cardboard. I printed out a scripture that I liked, mounted a tiny caterpillar and a bigger butterfly and added them to the frame.

Stop back next week for more cheap, cheap artwork.


  1. you are just sooooooo good. So fabulous to see the little mind wrapped within that body at work.

  2. my jaw is hanging are amazing!! I love it. Did you ever check out thrifty decor chick? She does this kind of stuff too...


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