DIY/Crafts

{Cheap} Wall Art

 

Cheap wall art, with an old frame, burlap and a paper mache letter and a little paint.

cheap wall art tutorial at TidyMom.net

I’m still working on the walls in my office.

Several months ago I bought a few paper mache 12″ letters at Joann Fabrics for $3.99

 

I wasn’t sure what I wanted to do with them, until the other day.
  • I spray painted my letter “S” black.
  • Found this great wood frame at the resale shop for $8.
  • I stapled some burlap to the back of the frame
  • hung the frame on the wall over my husband’s desk.
  • I then stuck a nail in the wall right thru the burlap
  • and hung the letter “S” in the middle!

Perfect for now!!

My husbands first name and our last name both start with the letter “S”

I originally bought the frame with the intention of using it as a prop for photo shoots,
but for now I like it hanging here!
I think I even like the frame left gold……..but I may swipe a little white over it some time.

 

What do you think? Gold? or White?

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Cheryl Sousan

A self-proclaimed neat freak, Cheryl chronicles her journey through homemaking on her blog, TidyMom.net, where she shares recipes, tutorials, crafting and her ever-growing love for photography. This St. Louis mom juggles her passion for life, her daughters and her tiger-loving husband, all while her obsession with tidiness cleans up the trail blazed behind her. Google+

75 Responses to “{Cheap} Wall Art”

  1. Laura posted on March 9, 2010 at 7:45 pm (#
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    This is so cute! It looks like it came out of a fancy magazine. Thanks for sharing.

  2. Laura posted on March 9, 2010 at 7:45 pm (#
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    This is so cute! It looks like it came out of a fancy magazine. Thanks for sharing.

  3. Condo Blues posted on March 9, 2010 at 9:58 pm (#
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    I like the frame black. It picks up on the black of the letter. White would be too much of a contrast.

  4. Condo Blues posted on March 9, 2010 at 9:58 pm (#
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    I like the frame black. It picks up on the black of the letter. White would be too much of a contrast.

  5. Team Carroll posted on March 9, 2010 at 10:15 pm (#
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    Okay, so that's the best idea EVER!! I always have my eye on those gigantor letters and never know how to "dress them up". LOVE IT!!!! Looks great!

  6. Team Carroll posted on March 9, 2010 at 10:15 pm (#
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    Okay, so that's the best idea EVER!! I always have my eye on those gigantor letters and never know how to "dress them up". LOVE IT!!!! Looks great!

  7. Joyce posted on March 10, 2010 at 5:41 am (#
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    Love it, what a great job!

  8. Joyce posted on March 10, 2010 at 5:41 am (#
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    Love it, what a great job!

  9. mommyoffaith19 posted on March 10, 2010 at 9:40 am (#
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    I love stuff like this!

    I always have great ideas I'm just bad with the follow through lol.

    http://www.mommyoffaith19.blogspot.com

  10. mommyoffaith19 posted on March 10, 2010 at 9:40 am (#
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    I love stuff like this!

    I always have great ideas I'm just bad with the follow through lol.

    http://www.mommyoffaith19.blogspot.com

  11. Tickled Red posted on March 10, 2010 at 11:39 am (#
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    It looks great! I love being crafty and inexpensive at the same time :)

  12. Tickled Red posted on March 10, 2010 at 11:39 am (#
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    It looks great! I love being crafty and inexpensive at the same time :)

  13. Robin posted on March 11, 2010 at 6:01 am (#
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    I love this Cheryl!
    You make things look easy :)
    xoxo

  14. Robin posted on March 11, 2010 at 6:01 am (#
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    I love this Cheryl!
    You make things look easy :)
    xoxo

  15. Carolyn @ My Backyard Eden posted on March 12, 2010 at 1:35 am (#
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    I looks great! I love the contrast of the gold frame with the black letter and burlap!

    I'm hosting a party and would love to have you link this up!

    http://mybackyardeden.blogspot.com/2010/03/make-it-yours-day_10.html

  16. Carolyn @ My Backyard Eden posted on March 12, 2010 at 1:35 am (#
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    I looks great! I love the contrast of the gold frame with the black letter and burlap!

    I'm hosting a party and would love to have you link this up!

    http://mybackyardeden.blogspot.com/2010/03/make-it-yours-day_10.html

  17. kirstin & jordan posted on March 13, 2010 at 1:26 pm (#
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    I love this… anything with typography and monograms is right up my alley and this is the perfect combo of easy and gorgeous!
    We have a friday fun find party (that's still going)- if you're interested, we'd love it if you'd link up!

  18. kirstin & jordan posted on March 13, 2010 at 1:26 pm (#
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    I love this… anything with typography and monograms is right up my alley and this is the perfect combo of easy and gorgeous!
    We have a friday fun find party (that's still going)- if you're interested, we'd love it if you'd link up!

  19. Carolyn @ My Backyard Eden posted on March 14, 2010 at 8:19 pm (#
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    I'm so glad you came over and linked up to Make it Yours day! I'm definitely on the lookout for a good looking "S" so I can make one for myself!

    Thanks again!

  20. Carolyn @ My Backyard Eden posted on March 14, 2010 at 8:19 pm (#
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    I'm so glad you came over and linked up to Make it Yours day! I'm definitely on the lookout for a good looking "S" so I can make one for myself!

    Thanks again!

  21. Alison@howdoesshe posted on April 3, 2010 at 11:46 pm (#
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    Wahoo! I found you when I was stumbling!!!
    YOu bet I gave it a thumbs up!

  22. Alison@howdoesshe posted on April 3, 2010 at 11:46 pm (#
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    Wahoo! I found you when I was stumbling!!!
    YOu bet I gave it a thumbs up!

  23. Liz posted on May 10, 2010 at 3:07 pm (#
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    Very, very cute! I have just the frame for this same project in my garage right now…..Thanks for the inspiration!!

    Liz
    Loving This Mom Stuff

  24. Liz posted on May 10, 2010 at 3:07 pm (#
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    Very, very cute! I have just the frame for this same project in my garage right now…..Thanks for the inspiration!!

    Liz
    Loving This Mom Stuff

  25. Jenn @ Frugal Upstate posted on April 27, 2011 at 9:00 am (#
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    Simple. Graphic. Chic. Cheap.

    I love this!

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