January 27, 2012

Elegant DIY Framed Art

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It’s true I’m a huge art lover, but I’m often appalled by the price of framed art I see in stores. When I spotted these wonderful framed pieces that my friend created on a dime, I just knew I had to share them. He wanted a set of botanical prints that looked great, but didn’t break the bank. His solution? Buy a science book with lots of pretty color plates and use them to create one-of-a-kind art.

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I’m sure some librarians would cringe at the thought of cutting up a beautiful book, but I can’t think of a better way to enjoy those gorgeous images than by putting them on display. My friend took these to a frame shop, but you could easily buy ready-made frames to save on cost. Even mismatched frames can be spray painted the same color to create a unified look.

I really enjoy thinking outside the usual to bring a little lovely in your home. Have you done anything lately that made you feel like a DIY rockstar? I’d love to hear about it!

2 comments:

  1. Framing art is the best way to improve the appearance of artwork, but many people aren’t sure whether or not they should hire a professional or do it themselves. When a particular print or painting comes pre-framed, it is easy to display as-is, but when it comes to custom work, it is common to look to the pros to get the job done.

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    1. My husband and I used to go to a Frame-It-Yourself Shop in Washington, D.C. Saved money and a fun project to do together.
      They are no longer around sad to say.

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