Monday, January 30, 2012

DIY: Easy Entry Way Artwork on a Budget!

Our entry way has been seriously neglected until recently when I decided it was finally time to show it some love with a few small touches.

First I purchased this chic beveled mirror from Homesense which was on clearance because of a small chip.... can you find the chip?! I could but only after staring at it for a while so I brought it up to the cash and asked if there was anything else they could do, expecting a no but they knocked it down even more and so I picked it up for a cool $35!!

I love it! I feel like it totally sets the tone for the rest of the house.
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I knew I wanted to add some art work and although I have grand plans for the wall across the mirror there was this little wall that I wanted to add something to.
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I sat down at my computer and went to work designing patterns & sayings and after trying a few different things I came up with 2 I really liked. I had picked up the smaller vintage looking frames at non other than the dollar store so I printed and cut the images to size and added them to the wall with Command Strips.

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As you can see it looked a bit small on the wall and so I headed back to Dollarama to pick up 2 more larger frames. I didn't really want them to match the 2 on the wall so I just went with sticking to silver. I printed & cut 2 more designs I came up with and added them to the wall.
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They say "Home Sweet Home", " There's No Place Like Home", LOVE" & 24 (our house #) with a vintage key.

So our entry way is starting to feel a lot more personal and inviting. All on a budget too!

I love what we have done so far. If you are thinking about sprucing up a wall with art why not try designing it yourself?!

What do you think?
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8 comments:

Natasha on January 30, 2012 at 5:13 PM said...

Love how you built on the space!

Farah on January 30, 2012 at 5:13 PM said...

Thanks Natasha! Its a start!

Ella Pretty Blog on January 30, 2012 at 5:38 PM said...

Love it - the mirror is gorgeous, and I SO love the purple and silver color scheme...so elegant and pretty! p.s. Also loving your new site design - took me a while to notice it!!!

Farah on January 30, 2012 at 6:15 PM said...

Thanks Ella! It took ya long enough to notice :p i kid!
The art is actually greys and blues so that it matched our grey/blue walls lol. Guess it come off purply on screen...

Nicole W. said...

So cute! I especially love the sayings you picked out, and the inclusion of your house number. What a special touch!

Farah on January 31, 2012 at 10:40 AM said...

Thanks Nicole I wanted cute sayings that werent too personal, the house # was something fun I added in last minute and I think it worked out :). Glad you like em!
Thanks for stopping by!

Amy on February 3, 2012 at 4:23 PM said...

It looks lovely, and what a great colour on the walls! I may have to try this myself.
thank you

melitta on February 4, 2012 at 3:55 AM said...

Love your home.
I have some similar frames with the same sentence (and that's so true - there's no place like home) that I bought in great shop in my town. But I'll certanly try to do something new by myself. Thanks for the idea and advices :)

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