Art on a Budget
I've been decorating my dining room for Easter time, we usually have a brunch on Easter day, so it's been like a tradition to set the table and the room for the occasion.
My plan included new art pieces to change the mirror and print that has been there forever! Really! They've been there since we moved into this house, like 15 years ago! I'm getting tired of those, I still like them, but change is good. By the way, that's my Easter table-setting from last year.
Now, buying new art was out of question, something within the house had to be re-purposed or created. Earlier this year during a -going out of business sale- from Crate and Barrel I scored three sets of canvas stretchers, they've been sitting in the basement waiting for a moment, like this, to be put to a good use.
The only thing needed was fabric, three different prints, so I headed to the fabric store with my daughter (not a really good idea), after ten minutes of looking around she wanted to go :( Well, not so fast, the hunt was on.
The fabrics I liked the most were really expensive for my budget ($10/yard with coupon), others were OK ($5/yard WC), but couldn't find a perfect trio. Until I found a print I liked, not fabric fabric, is that material used, I guess, for tablecloths, not too "plastiky", nice print, and the price: $1.50/yard WC. A win win situation, the only problem: Just one print! Anyways I bought 2 yards.
The fabric was cut and stapled to the stretchers.
In order to create variation some of the shapes were painted, with acrylic paint, a different color.
And Voila! The trio was ready.
Two of them are replacing the mirror.
The other one went to the opposite wall.
Cheap and easy peasy! What's better than that.
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