Monday, June 19, 2017

Using Postcards and Vintage Prints to Create Easy Custom Wall Art

We've been sharing some of the custom art and decorations from our new/old house over the pest few weeks (more to come!) and today's post is an easy take on traditional print and photo framing, using inexpensive postcards, vintage prints, and other simple bought/salvaged images to create your own easy and inexpensive custom DIY wall art.  

Monday, June 12, 2017

DIY Custom Over-Sized (or Any Size!) Abstract Spatter Painting

I recently shared how I created shadow box displays for our wedding mementos, but that's far from the only personal DIY gracing our walls. I'll be sharing more here on the blog over time, and today's post is one of my personal favourite pieces - a GIGANTIC custom abstract spatter painting. Unfortunately, it's super tricky to take a picture of that truly shows the painting in all of it's glorious context on the wall, but I'll add new pics here someday!  The image above and collage below will give you a good idea of the look, scale, and style of the piece. The ceilings are 12ft high and that's a super king bed beneath the painting (not styled for pretty photos, but that's real life around our place!).

Monday, May 8, 2017

DIY Wedding Memorabilia Shadow Boxes

Instead of languishing in a dusty box to be seldom opened, I decided to create shadow boxes and display some of our wedding keepsakes as part of our home decor.  They were very easy to assemble and personalise, and they look fantastic on our wall.  Here is how mine were created along with some tips for customising your own displays.