Friday, February 24, 2012

Chic DIY Art

One of the things I want to ensure our new home has is layers and layers of art.  I have noticed that every home I love is filled with beautiful art.  And, as many of you know, art can be terribly expensive.

So, today I thought I'd leave you with some very chic DIY projects for affordable art.  I found all of these via pinterest.  I seriously can't wait to try them these when we are back home.

Here, they cut out circles from a poster board, spray painted it gold, layered it on fiberboard in a fish-scale pattern and framed it.  So beautiful and graphic!  Such a great idea if you are in need of a large piece of artwork and don't want to spend a lot of money.  

Ribba frames (from Ikea) spray painted gold.  They look amazing and high-end.  Who doesn't want a touch of metallic in their home?

Definitely not a new idea, but framing a vintage scarf is instantaneous artwork.  I am on the hunt for a vintage scarf while here in Vienna.  

So clever.  Framing a letter, postcard or memento that has sentimental value. I particularly like how they framed the envelope along with the letter.  Given where technology is going, handwritten notes will be a thing of the past - what a great way to preserve meaningful letters, notes, etc.  

Aren't all of these so great and doable?  That is my kind of DIY - super easy, affordable and looks design worthy!!  Have a great weekend guys!!  Bis bald....


  1. i love the framed letter. i have the same picture pinned and want to frame an old letter from my Nana. we wrote each other weekly while i was in college and i still have each and every letter in her pretty penmanship and the thin blue airmail envelopes of the past with their belgian stamps.
    i too love lots of art. i honestly day dream about kate spade's nyc apartment more than i care to admit. have a great weekend, fran! xo, tessa

  2. Love all the touches of gold here. Do you know Cozamia blog? (From which came the gold spray painted frame?) If not, I think you'd really like her work -- that's her art in the frame.

    1. Thanks Camille. I didn't know the artist - thanks for the introduction!! I just checked out her work and love it!

  3. REally fun Ideas. I have a Hermes scarf that might be pretty and colorful framed in my office. Thanks for getting me thinking.

    I spent my junior year abroad in
    Vienna. Have fun. Prost!

  4. I love the framed letter & envelope! What a great idea! Also liked the matched paper and headboard in that image - love seeing that!

  5. These are all great ideas! Those ribba frames look like a million dollars! I hope you find a scarf during your stay. What a nice memento that would make.

  6. what kind of spray paint did you use for this project? thanks in advance.