Fill ’em up without spending big bucks!
Don’t let your tight budget leave you with naked walls. Add some pizzazz and personality with these 6 ideas for wall art that will cost you next to nothing!
Ideas for Affordable Wall Art
Free Vintage Posters – That’s right, FREE! Visit FreeVintagePosters.com, download and print your favorites. Of course, the frames will cost a little, but stick to simple inexpensive black metal frames from Walmart or Michael’s. P.S. – Don’t forget your 40% off Michael’s coupon!
Calendar Art – Do you have an old calendar buried in a box? If you love the pictures, frame and group them on a wall – impressive! No calendar? No worries…try a used bookstore, thrift store or Ebay for old calendars.
Postcard Wall – I have had a postcard collection since I was a little kid, and my latest project is a postcard wall! Decoupage art at it’s finest!
If you don’t happen to have a postcard collection, Amazon is a great source!
Thrift Store Art – There are stacks of dusty, framed art just waiting to be discovered at thrift stores, but please don’t judge the art by the frame because a coat of paint will give it new life. Go forth, be frugal and find a treasure. By the way, thrift stores are also a great source for inexpensive frames, and I love turning them into chalkboards for gifts. You too can turn an empty frame into a chalkboard with my easy instructions.
Art School – If you have an art high school or college in your area, find out if they have a show/sale. This is a wonderful way to add original art to your collection for a fraction of the cost. Maybe you’ll be lucky and discover the next Van Gogh!
Your Home! – Think beyond flat walls, think 3D and now think of what you might have hiding in your closets. Do you have some beautiful trays from your grandmother – hang them! How about a handmade quilt – that will fill up a BIG wall! Add some hooks to that old canoe paddle and voila, it’s a coat rack! Like my fish? He’s a $3 cutting board from Goodwill that I “fished” out of my cabinet to fill the big empty space above my stove!
Weekend project anyone?
Please leave a comment to share your favorite frugal ways to add art to your home.