Monday, March 23, 2009

Weekend Projects…

I love to decorate with original art but cant always afford my expensive taste.  So I am always seeking out unique sources for art to decorate our home.

I finished up a few projects this weekend that I have been wanting to do for ages.  And it helped that Hobby Lobby had frames on sale for 1/2 off this weekend. 

The first is a piece of vintage embroidery that I shared in an earlier post.  I really like the look of the framed textile,  I think I will be digging through my linen closet to see what else I have stashed away…

DSC01352This is our dining room that has many pieces of the vintage arts and crafts textiles I have collected.  I found a pillow cover this weekend that I think will look perfect on a bench that is on the other side of the room.   

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The other art is from a 2007 Calendar that I picked up on sale from Barnes and Noble last year.  I spent a semester of college studying in Florence Italy and just loved the graphic vintage travel posters in the calendar.   My husband and I picked out 6 to frame up and hang around the house.  Here are the three that I hung in our bedroom.  DSC01359 

And here is one more bit of inexpensive art that I framed up.  I picked up these lovely art nouveau note cards when I was in Washington DC at the Museum of Modern Art.  I would have loved to buy some of the tiles they had on display but at around $150 each,  the $15 I spent on the note cards was much more reasonable.  The frame is a basic one from Target where the art is between two pieces of glass,  no matte board cutting necessary. 

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4 comments:

Darcie said...

In my opinion, budget-minded decorating is lots more interesting than a so-called *show home.* Love the pics, Amy!

brenco1 said...

Wonderful ideas for art that we can all afford. During my yard sale and auction forays I found a lot of nice pictures that were actually calendar pages. They make lovely art pieces. Thanks for sharing.

Kay said...

Very nice! And clever.

Allison Ann Aller said...

You are a historian at heart...I guess this from these glimpses of your lovely home.
Money is irrelevant...it is taste that counts!