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Tuesday, September 18, 2007

Big Image on a Small Budget

It is a neverending source of frustration that budget never quite matches the idea. Take for instance the project shown above, it was a second home we were working on for a family, so they didn't want to spend a lot of money, but still wanted the house to look great. Well, we had a dilemna when we got to the stairs, because we had this huge wall, but no money to speak of to cover it. So I bought this old poster and took it down toi my local printer and had him blow it up and print it on canvas. Just to break up the scale even more, I had him "tile" it so that it became 9 seperate images that I then just stretched onto frames and Voila! instant art.

There are a lot of options open to people who want to think creatively about art on their walls without blowing the bank:

  • Try using different empty frames that you canb find at any swap meet or junk store, try painting them all the same color, so that they are unified.
  • Almost any group of things looks good on a wall, in a Powder Room I did recently, the homeowner, bought a collection of old hand held vanity mirrors on E Bay, as a set they looked terrific.
  • What about a collection of travel plates, maybe something fun, like places that start with the letter P, or places that you want to visit but haven't yet,,,, let your mind go free.
  • I have also done sets of old postcards, done in single frames or grouped together can also be inexpensive.
  • But while you are looking on E Bay, what about an old store sign?

Try to find something that will make you smile each time you see it.

1 comment:

Jackie Von Tobel said...

Great idea - love the tile effect.
Jackie