Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Cheap wall art for all my spend thrift friends!

Do you remember when I begged for your help with our guest bedroom?  Whelp, thanks to some comments from my creative friends, I figured out how to fancy up the wall in the guest bedroom so that it didn't look so bare.

First stop: Etsy, to find some scrapbook paper that I liked (I couldn't find any at my local craft store that I liked).  I was successful and paid under $10 for a pack of it.

Second stop: The dollar store where I found some white, plastic square frames with el cheap-o ribbon on the tops of them (I ripped that stuff off!)

Third stop: Wally world for some spray paint (I made sure it worked with plastic).

Fourth stop: My parent's back yard to spray paint the frames (after ripping the ribbon off of them).

Final stop: The apartment where I filled them with the paper and then hung them on the wall.



Final cost of the artwork: $20 (9 picture frames, paper and a can of spray paint for plastic).  Now that's apartment decorating that my husband doesn't mind!

29 comments:

  1. What a great idea! I love all that you used all different kinds of paper.

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  2. What a fun project! I really like idea of framing scrapbook paper. It looks great on the wall and you did a nice job of spacing them evenly! :)

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  3. Looks great Kari! It turned out well. I actually finally got around to doing it myself in Caroline's room. I hope to post pictures soon.

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  4. I have seen several projects similar to (but not the same as) this one! It is adorable : ) I love it! Too bad I have little to no wall space left in my house!

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  5. it looks great!!

    i feel for your parking situation ... when i lived in DC it was the same way. i'm so thankful to have a parking spot in our CA place!

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  6. Looks great Kari! I'm loving all the green papers you used.

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  7. I picked up those same cheap white frames, but haven't done anything with them yet...I love this idea!

    My blog party is open early if you want to link up.

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  8. This is a terrific project. I love how it really filled in the space.

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  9. Great idea! Looks really nice in that room! :)

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  10. i have those exact frames!!! They are hanging in my newborn sons room!! Great job.

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  11. Stopping by from It's so very creative! I love this idea,they really turned out great. I may give this a try for my girls room!
    Thanks for the inspiration!
    Sharon

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  12. I love the colors that you chose. The bedroom looks so restful. Fantastic addition for only $20!

    -Angela

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  13. Thank you so much for linking up to the party!

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  14. I LOVE this idea!! I need something to go above my kitchen cabinets, and I think this is just perfect. I found you from the Tutorial Tuesday on Hope Studios. Thanks for sharing!

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  15. Welcome to NIFTY THRIFTY TUESDAYS...hope you are having a FUN time surfing around:)

    Blessings,
    Linda

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  16. Turned out great. Thanks for linking up with Sugar & Spic.

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  17. Fantastic!!! And I love your colors and pillows too!
    Beautiful, truly!
    HUGS,
    Cindy Adkins
    www.recoveryartist.com

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  18. Great job. I have though about similar projects but you may have motivated me to action.
    Thanks
    Pam

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  19. Very very nice! From idea to execution to final display, totally better than the cost and very stylish and chic!

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  20. They make a great impact all grouped together like that - great idea!

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  21. Kari, those look awesome!! Woo Hoo! I love this project. My middle daughter just graduated college and completely moved out and into an apartment with mostly bare walls. I'm going to tell her about this project. I know she'll love it. Thanks for linking this post to Woo Hoo! Wednesday and joining the fun!

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  22. I LOVE these! Stopping by from Fireflies and Jellybean party.
    -Mama E
    www.homeandheartsblog.com

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  23. Cheap to charming! Thanks for linking up @PonyTails&FishScales!

    terelauritsen.blogspot.com

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  24. cute picture idea! Happy Transformation Thursday <3

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  25. Cute! I love the different papers!

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  26. That is a really cute idea! - www.delightfulcountrycookin.com

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  27. Thanks for linking up to the Mad Skills party!

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  28. Very well done! I love projects that take inexpensive and easy inputs and end up looking super classy! :>) I linked to this on my weekly roundup - thanks for sharing!

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