Use ordinary posters to make your own wall art. This idea was part of a kitchen refresh but could be applied to any room in the house.
We are in the process of refreshing our kitchen. This house was built in the mid-80s. We moved in during a blizzard in January 2004. Ten years before I started blogging.
Sadly, until recently we still had these hideous linoleum floors. Mostly because we couldn’t decide what we wanted.
We also had the original dark wood running throughout the entire first floor of the house and decided to bite the bullet and have it all painted white. The butter yellow walls in this kitchen needed an update too.
We ended up with this pretty warm gray vinyl flooring.
One of the projects we did when we first moved into the house was painting the cabinets. We worked really hard to create an antique finish but now the white baseboard looked really bad with the cabinets.
We decided to antique the trim around the cabinets but leave the rest white.
The yellow walls got a new coat of paint (SW popular gray). Then I thought the rooster painting and red transferware no longer worked. So, in true DIY fashion, I decided to try and make my own wall art.
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Make Your Own Wall Art
I bought these three citrus botanical posters online.
P.S. you can find botanical prints for free online and get them printed at a copy or office supply store.
These are much larger than the rooster prints, and I since have a huge obsession with botanical prints this was the perfect opportunity to use them.
Then I flipped the canvas over and weighed it down with some books and boxes.
These vintage prints fill the space much better than the old rooster paintings.
You can easily make your own wall art the same way for hardly any effort and not a lot of money. I’d estimate the cost of each piece was around $20.
Photos from the garden was another option, but I was worried that they would be too vibrant and I liked the subtle look of the posters better.
I will be posting a couple more ideas on what we did to refresh our kitchen along with the final look over the next couple of weeks, so stop back and see how it all turns out.