This week my living room has had a total overhaul, the wall has been papered, two new sofa’s moved in and new accessories found homes. The total reveal will come soon as it isn’t all quite finished yet. Last weekend Lee and I spent some time thinking about what to put on the walls. I wanted some new wall art that would look modern and match the colour scheme. I took to Pinterest and lost myself for a few hours before deciding that we would fill the wall with different white frames. Then I decided to get crafty and make my own wall art as I had not seen anything in my usual homeware shops that was what I really wanted.
I got lucky by finding some beautiful Linea frames in House of Fraser that were buy one get one free (the frames cost me £54 for the four biggest frames). I also found the smaller two frames in Tesco and these cost only £4 each, finally when I popped into Sainsbury’s the horizontal frame with three sections was reduced to £3.60 from £12, so I added that to my collection.
Next I bought a few cards I liked in a Next Clearance shop, they were 50p each. I had some wallpaper left over which I wanted to use to tie the two walls together. I also bought a little pad patterned paper for £1 from the works and finally some larger patterned card from Homesense for £2.99. All of these were in similar colours to the wallpaper I had chosen. I also got a few samples of other wallpapers I liked and those were obviously free.
I then simply set about putting the paper into the frames. It was a quick job and took about an hour from start to finish. The result is excellent and means that I have wall art that none of my friends will have! This easy DIY project can suit any wall, colour scheme and tastes. I also looked through my collection of postcards that I have for entering competitions but none were suitable. I think old cards would be great and it is another reason why you should cut the fronts off and keep them in a scrap box!
Here are a couple of the finished frames- which one do you like?
I haven’t hung them on the wall yet but will share once they are up and I reveal the rest of the makeover. The wallart will have cost me just under £70 which is great considering a print in a frame in most department stores would cost at least £35+ and I have 7 to style on the wall.
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