Whew! I don’t know about y’all, but my weekend was gone in a blink. I have been putting the finishing touches on several projects, and even though a few are finished (happy dance), I wanted to share one of my favorite tips for cheap wall art.
Time is of the essence here. I guess we technically have a month and a half until the official end of the year, but if you’re like me and you start getting into a throw-out happy mood around the time you start pulling out your Christmas decorations, I’m here to save you from yourself!
Cut up old calendars and frame them! So easy, right? Back during my college days when I thrived on Ramen noodles, I had the need to decorate even then. I actually planned out my dorm room decor before moving in with a motif and color scheme and fabrics and everything. Who does that?! But I did. I repurposed anything and everything to make it work.
And when my white cinderblock walls made my skin crawl from being so bare, I got the idea to cut up an old calendar of mine that was full of black and white prints of Paris and hung them all over my walls with cheap frames. It looked amazing! I really wish I had a photo of that fabulosity to this day.
I’m already sporting more calendar cut-outs of Ansel Adams prints in our foyer with my Pottery Barn knock-off burlap mats. And I’m using it again as I decorate our living room bookcase, which you’ll be seeing tomorrow.
The best part is if you feel completely lost on creating a collection of artwork in a gallery wall, guess what! The work is already done for you in a calendar.
This one from The Creativity Exchange is so bright and fun.
Impressive, right? If you have no idea what you’re doing in the wall art department, it can at least look like you do. 😉
Right now, I have my eye on these calendars to cut up and frame one day:
Some of my favorite sources for calendars are Paper Source and Amazon.
So about that exciting announcement…
The other day I was contacted by Reloved Magazine, and it turns out my rope chandelier will be featured in their February issue!
I had to read the e-mail from the editor about five times because I really couldn’t believe it.
If you’re a fan of thrifting and upcycling too, be sure to check it out. It is full of all kinds of inventive ideas.
As we near the 1 year anniversary of moving into our house, I can’t help but look back and think of all of the ways we have truly been blessed. This is one of many with I hope even more to come. God is so good. And I couldn’t continue on this journey without all of you and your love and support. So thank you for simply checking in on my DIY adventures. It means so much.
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