DIY Wall Art: How to Make Your Own

Lately I've been turning a critical eye to the walls in my home. I'm making some changes, but decorative changes can be expensive. If you're also challenged by the high cost of artwork, you'll enjoy this post that shares a collection of economical DIY wall art. Some are my own creations, and some are the work of fellow bloggers. Click on the links below to be taken to the tutorials. One of my favorite projects was creating DIY wall art using … [Read more...]

Cow Decor: Get the Farmhouse Look

Farmhouse style has been popular for quite a while now, and doesn't appear to be going away anytime soon. It's comfortable and practical, and isn't too hard to get the farmhouse look. An easy way to transition to this style is to add farmhouse animals ... like cow decor. Hang a painting of a cow in any room and you have instant farmhouse appeal. (This post contains affiliate links.) Did you know the color red stimulates the appetite? This dining … [Read more...]

Farmhouse Cow Painting in the Sitting Room

A few weeks ago I revealed my new sitting room during my spring home tour. But what I didn't reveal was an unfinished corner in the room. I'm happy to say I found the necessary pieces for this little corner, which includes a beautiful new farmhouse cow painting. (This post contains affiliate links.)  I don't know what it is about paintings of farmhouse animals that I love so much. I loved this cow's slightly pink ears and nose. Pink … [Read more...]

Decorating with Botanical Prints

For as long as I can remember, I've been a fan of botanical prints. I love their color and simplicity; they look great in any room. You'll find them in poster form, or smaller, framed collections. When in doubt about how to decorate your walls, consider adding a few botanical prints. You can't go wrong, as these photo examples will prove. Photo by Tom Stringer Design Partners Botanical prints adorn the wall above a beautiful blue sideboard. … [Read more...]

How to Make a Vintage Style Hanging Poster

Changing artwork in a room is one of the easiest ways to give spaces a decorating update. Original or antique art can be expensive and the dollars can quickly add up. Today I'm sharing how to make a vintage style hanging poster that's budget-friendly and visually appealing. Since there are a variety of posters available, you're sure to find something for any room of your house.I recently transformed a plain poster into a vintage style hanging … [Read more...]

Wall Art Ideas from Photos.com

When I flip through a decorating magazine, one thing I pay special attention to is the wall art people have chosen for their rooms. Art is such an easy way to personalize a room, whether it's photos of your family or a painting by a favorite artist. And of course, hanging a piece of new art in a room is a whole lot easier than painting walls or buying new furniture. So I was pretty happy when I recently found a huge variety of wall art ideas at … [Read more...]

Paper Butterfly Wall Art

Decorating your home for the seasons can get real expensive, real fast. I'm always looking for creative ways to re-use items I already have on hand. If I think about it too much though, the ideas escape me. It's when I have an unexpected thought that I walk away with something I like. Such was the case with Christmas decor that I turned into paper butterfly wall art just in time for spring. This project is so easy ... even the highly … [Read more...]

How to Make Decoupage Wood Slice Art

We've had a mild winter week here in Illinois. Mid 30-degree temps and little wind. The other day when I went out for a run, I actually heard birds chirping and a little bunny rabbit ran across my path. It put me in the mood for spring even though I know that's at least 2 months away. To keep the spring feeling going, I created simple decoupage wood slice art with nature prints. I love any project that brings nature inside. Whether it's … [Read more...]

Repurposed Shutters Create Easy Wall Art

In my living room is an expanse of wall that's always tough for me to decorate. Rather than change a lot of small things on the wall, I opted for one larger item. I've used repurposed shutters to act as a back drop for ever-changing art work. A  vintage bird poster from the flea market adds color to the painted shutters.   The bird poster is hung with simple twine and wooden clothespins. I can change out the poster according to the … [Read more...]

French Script Butterfly Wreath

"Butterflies are self-propelled flowers."    ~ R.H. Heinlein Two things I'm lovin' these days ... French Script ... and Butterflies! So when I saw a beautiful French script butterfly wreath in one of my fave stores, I really wanted to buy it. But at $36 and some change, I just couldn't bring myself to open up my wallet. After all, it's just paper, right? Still ... it was haunting my dreams. I thought about how I could make one.But then I'd … [Read more...]

Wall Art: Medley of Mirrors

I don't know why, but I think one of the best arrangements of art on a wall is a medley of mirrors. In my humble opinion, they don't have to match. Pair a contemporary mirror with an antique mirror. Tuck a rustic mirror next to a gilded mirror. Color doesn't matter either ... white, blue, bronze, black. Whatever your heart desires. I think an eclectic mix provides greater eye candy. Found this shabby little mirror for $15 at Carter's Cottage.  It … [Read more...]

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