Our house is old....like 100 years old. There are many things wrong with our house like slanted floors...
but it is our home and it was a blessing from God and I love it!
With that said I have been wanting to do some projects for a while. Well Labor day weekend I decieded to tackle our piano/dining room by painting and applying board and batten. I am so exited with how it turned out!!!! It is still a work in progress but I plan on sharing some of my projects in the next few weeks. :)
Here is a view with the customized artwork I made.
(Don't you love how the cross ties in too! Hobby Lobby - Clearance $5.50! ~ score!!!!)
So here is how you can customize some artwork for your walls on the cheap!
I bought 4 pictures that already had the wire detail on them at the dollar store. I could have just gotten a piece of wood but this way they were already cut so that worked for me.
I then went to JoAnn's and found some scrapbook paper I liked and would match my new walls.
I painted the sides and a small part of the top of the boards brown.
I then used modge podge to attach the scrap book paper onto the boards. I let it dry overnight and the next night I modge podged the front. Make sure the paper is tightly glued to the board or you could have bubbles. Thankfully I only had a few bubbles and they were not very noticeable.
Here is a close up....the wall looks greenish... but it is a tan! I think they look better in real life then blog land :)!!!! I attached picture hooks to the back using gorillia glue and I had art that fits my new room.
A little imagination can go a long way! Don't be afraid to create something for your house...you can always change it if you don't like it!
This project only cost....
$1.00 per board - used 4
paper...less than a dollar per sheet
hooks around $1.00 for a pack
so for under $10.00 I dressed up my wall and am really happy with the results :)