June 8, 2012

DIY Artwork {on a budget}

I've been working on some "artwork" for my youngest daughter's room.

She and my son {the babies of the fam} share a bedroom.  The paint color was existing and I haven't felt 100% motivated to re-paint, so I decided to work with it.  {I actually kind of like the color, it's Benjamin Moore - Smoked Oyster}

I should add...we are actually short-term renting a house from a friend after recently selling our home.  I have full permission to repaint anything I want, but I just haven't had the itch {aka the ability and time with 4 kids} to repaint quite yet.

The walls have felt a bit bland and I thought they needed a little attention.  I didn't want to spend a lot of money on art, frames, and decorating since it's not going to be permanent {OK, anything super long term}, but I wanted to do something.  

So I went to Michael's and found this cut out frame...

and spray painted it white.

I had bought this letter {her initial} at Michael's on clearance a while ago...

already white.

I have a love {borderline obsession} with chevron right now.

So, I painted a chevron design onto some matte board that I already had...

the color isn't showing quite right in my pictures.

Put it all together...

and there you have it, artwork {wall filler with color} for under $10! {don't worry I didn't actually use that screw to hang it...it just happened to be there for pic purposes!}

I also have a couple of smaller frames that I am going to add in {trying to decide what to put in them still}.

Now I just need to come up with something for the little man's side of the room...

Have a great weekend!
- R.


  1. This is a really cute idea! My girls would have loved it when they were young.

  2. Ha! This is great! I had seen those frames at Michaels and didn't know what to do with them. Now I know! Thanks for the inspiration!

    By the way - thanks for your lovely comments on my blog. I am a new follower, too!

  3. Such a pretty work of art. Thanks for sharing with the newbie party.

  4. I love the colors! This is so cute!