Now that some walls in my house are painted and ready to be decorated, I’ve been thinking a lot about what to hang on those bare walls. My first “hanging” … not in a deadly way, but in a pretty way, was in the entry way the other night. During a full-ought dance party, I might add. Yes, the three of us had the music cranked and we were doing all kinds of geeky dance moves. And intermittently I would hammer in a nail and hang a picture. Hey, whatever works, right?
Oh, and side note, if you don’t own a level, go do yourself a favor and buy one. I tried hanging pictures without a level for years. Dumb, just dumb. They make hanging pictures or really anything so much easier!
My art came from this this book I found for sale at Anthropologie a couple weeks back. I loved some of the images inside. And when I saw it, I knew it would be perfect for a art gallery wall in my house.
Remember these pictures I hung above my bed a while back? Yeah, way to small for the space. I’ve come a long way in understanding proportion with artwork and walls. Coming from a much smaller house, it took me a while to catch on.
Ahhh, much better …
But back to the book. I have seen several bloggers hang art work from books in groupings on their walls. And I just love the statement and the price. So, I reused these IKEA RIBBA frames, and cut out the art from the book.
This book cost me $15 and although it only covers a small wall, I think it makes a big statement.
I especially love these two pieces because they have turquoise and they remind me that summer in coming!! I plan to switch these two out in the Fall with something a little less summery.
Art books are everywhere, so the possibilities for an inexpensive gallery is endless really. I’d recommend hitting up a used bookstore or thrift store if you want an even cheaper gallery wall. I just loved the images in this book … they seemed so me. And that’s what we’re going for here … to create a home that reflects those who live there.
And really you can frame any type of paper. Just the other day Beth did a whole post on 42 Ways to Decorate with Scrapbook Paper. Hello … 42 ways? That’s some pretty inexpensive and adorable decorating right there. So, the possibilities are truly endless. This is just the one way I wanted to add some art to my walls.
Have you added budget-friendly art to your walls? I’d love for you to share in the comments.
Have a happy weekend!!
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