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Art on a Budget



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.
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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.

Click HERE to check the Easter tablescape this year.
For the new dining room reveal click HERE.



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33 comments :

  1. What a fantastic idea! I would have never thought of that. Cheers.

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  2. I almost forgot, they look fantastic too!

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  3. What a wonderful idea to paint the fabric to give it just a bit of "differentness" while keeping them in the same family! I will have to file that away in my memory for next time I can't find the perfect fabric! Really good job!
    Jules
    www.bles-id.blogspot.com

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  4. Such a nice idea! I love that you changed the look of each piece with a little paint. Enjoy your day!

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  5. Super cute Cristina! I've done something similar during my sons birthday party, love it dear esp. The paint detail, gives it more oomph!

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  6. Oh- How cute! They turned out just great and at a wonderful price, too. That was smart to paint some of them to give them a different look.
    When I take my granddaughter, Lulu, to the fabric store it is me that is ready to go. She has to look at EVERY. SINGLE. THING....and dream about what to do with it. She is my little artist/crafter, I guess. xo Diana

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  7. It looks so great! I love how resourceful you are. I am continually amazed!

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  8. Me pareció fantástico el cambio de tu Comedor Diario! muy lindo el género que elegiste para el trabajo, y mas aún, con los toques de color que le agregaste! Cariños desde Argentina,
    Victoria

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  9. What a sweet idea! Way to make a huge impact on a small budget - my favorite kind of project!

    Kelly @ View Along the Way
    www.viewalongtheway.com

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  10. Cristina muy linda y creativa tu idea de pintar el genero .. te ha quedado todo combinado tu comedor. me encantan los colores que elegiste
    cariños

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  11. Cristina they turned out so beautiful! I love how you painted them as well...very unique and such a fun idea. :) You've have such a beautiful home. Megan

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  12. Very nice! What a great idea to change them up a little with the acrylic paint :)

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  13. Yellow looks awesome! And the purple ones on the opposite wall are so playful :)

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  14. They look fantastic! I have been looking for some inexpensive wall art because mine are boring.

    http://tailormadecrafts.blogspot.com/

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  15. I love this...so simple but what great impact! I would love to have you share this at my party too...the Rock N Share.

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  16. Christina, This is such a brilliant, clever and so so creative project!

    How fun that you thought to paint some of the details to make them just a little different!

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  17. So creative! It turned out amazing!
    Krista @thehappyhousie.com

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  18. Hi, visiting from Transformation Thursdays! Your art looks awesome! Such a great idea!
    Selene @ Restoration Beauty

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  19. This is a brilliant idea! I love it, and your home is so springy and cheerful!

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  20. I love this! It turned out so great. This is an awesome project! I hope you will consider linking it up to the Pinworthy Projects Party over at my blog, Just Us Four.

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  21. Just beautiful! I have the perfect space in my home for a projects like this!!

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  22. I just came from Pretty Handy Girl and I gotta say, I'm mucho impressed!! From vaulted ceilings (which we have too) to kitchen, to pillow,(I've got to look in your older posts to see how to do that, more my speed. One talented lady!
    Janet

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  23. I love it! Beautiful and affordable--can't beat that pairing! I found you at It's Overflowing--thanks for sharing! Happy Easter!

    ~Abby =)

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  24. Brilliant! Love the whole idea and I would not had thought to add paint for variation. The project looks fantastic!

    SO nice stopping by to visit!
    Kindly, Lorraine

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  25. LOVE this idea! So clever!
    Would love it if you would link this up to Give Me The Goods Monday: 1 Party, 5 Blogs! http://www.rainonatinroof.com/2013/04/give-me-goods-monday-linky-party-2.html
    Jenna @ Rain on a Tin Roof

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  26. Looks fabulous. Thanks for joining TTT. Hugs, Marty

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  27. Cristina, you're so creative! I wouldn't have thought to paint the trees different colors. What an easy way to make coordinating prints. Bravo for you! And yay....I'm finally getting to catch up!!! One post at a time. Can't wait to see your bookshelf reveal! :)

    Debbie

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  28. This a great way to add a pop of color for little money! I would cheat and buy my frames lol...I'm amazed at what you can create :) Thanks for sharing! XO

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  29. Oops, just went back to see how you built your frames and I see they were more ready-made! Darn...thought I was going to learn from you ha ha...they worked perfectly for this project :)

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