Tag Archives: inexpensive artwork

Inspiration in application

8 Jun

My niece, Meghan, created this wall of art from embroidery hoops in different sizes with mixes of different fabrics.  I love it! And it just happens to be a great idea for anyone in our family as, with a quilting business in the mix, we happen to have access to lots and lots of fabric! To give credit where credit is due, she saw the idea on a blog long before I did a post on something similar but I thought I’d provide a link to my post on the same topic for other ideas on inexpensive artwork.

Two inexpensive artwork tips

21 Oct

Have you ever been stuck on a tight budget in need of something to throw up on the walls for a bit of pizzazz?  Here are two ideas I think are well worth considering…

First, think frames — you can get cheap and interesting frames at just about any yard sale, estate sale or auction and, when spray painted the same color, can make a really interesting piece or collection on the wall.  In this instance, used to frame a little eye candy — but sometimes, an empty frame on its own does the trick.

Second, think fabric —  you’ve probably seen this quite a bit if you’re an IKEA devotee  but if you take a look at images across the web, you’ll find lots of imaginative ways to showcase your favorite fabric or a coordinating fabric with your room.  One of the more unusual approaches  is to use a needlework round as your frame — this is so simple — it requires no special skill or framing expense and, perhaps best of all, the fabric can be changed on a whim or seasonally if you want to change up your look.