I have a problem spending money on art for our home. Partly because I’m cheap. Partly because I’m indecisive. And mainly because I want the art to be meaningful. You know … not just a pretty picture of a mountain, but maybe a mountain Matt and I have snowboarded together. Not just a beautiful beach, but maybe a shot we took on our honeymoon. Not just a pretty watercolor, but maybe from an artist that is meaningful to our family.
Because of my ‘stipulations’ we don’t have much art on our walls (besides the 1001 Owen/Charlie art projects that are covering our fridge, and pinboard, and desk, and file folders, and their nightstands, and ….).
For our new entryway, we installed picture ledges along the entire length of one wall. With picture frames alone, the shelves seemed a bit boring, one dimensional, and awkward. They needed ‘something’. Something to give the space texture and color, however our remaining budget was near $0 for additional accessories.
Enter … DIY Art made from clipboards I already had (that originally came from a thrift store):
I’m over at Real Housemoms sharing all the easy details today! You can also download the ‘love lives here’ free printable inserts for these clipboards over there!
Click HERE to check it out!
I love these little clipboards for several reasons:
a. they are cheap. Especially if you pick ’em up from a thrift store for <$1!!
b. You can add whatever pretty paper you like and that fits your decor (and I love collecting pretty paper … just have a harder time figuring out what to do with it once I buy it)
c. You can switch up the printables, pictures, or art that these display in a second (which is great for my indecisive nature!!).
We ended up using two of the clipboards on the ledges and switching up the printables slightly for our final reveal:
Thanks for stopping by!
And … be sure to check out the full entryway makeover HERE if you missed it last week.
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