Yes, you read that correctly, EASY and FREE!
Before: I had this painting of a fish hanging in the Living room. I liked it just fine, but it wasn't 'doing' it for me lately. I have been giving most of the rooms in the house a facelift and thought this would be an easy change-- one that woulod make a big impact.
Sometimes I just want to look at something new.
Except for my husband, I never tire looking at that stone cold fox. ever.
Okay, back on task.
So I connected to the internetz, and hooked myself up with some Anthropologie Wall Paper samples. I love tons of things at Anthro, but DO NOT love the prices. (I was dreaming of covering something in $1000.00 worth of wallpaper, and then smacked myself and remembered I had books and supplies to buy for this upcoming semester.) I figured I'd just look at, feel, smell, and caress the samples when they came in.
When they actually arrived I decided to MAKE something out of them.
Grabbed an old tri-fold display board (the frame I filled is 24X36, and the center of a trifold is 24X36, I thought I could just use posterboard but that stuff is ALL 22X28, what is that???) and cut off the 'wings'.
You could totally do this in any size, with any like size objects, upcycle post cards, paint chips, recipe cards, receipts (that would look really cool, in black and white) book pages--- you name it. Fill a frame and have fun!
Update--I linked up here: