Decorating Wisely: DIY Art

Thursday, 10 May 2018 19:06

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A couple of weeks ago I wrote about the importance of art in the home and how we buy something when we travel somewhere new. We’ve lived a lot of life (26 years of marriage to be exact) to accumulate the things we have, but what if you are just starting out or maybe you’re not just starting out, but want some new pieces. How can you add a touch of art to match your personality without taking out a second mortgage? I scoured Pinterest and here are my favorite finds:

• I’ve really been into macramé lately. It has come a long way since my Girl Scout days! There are some absolutely breathtaking wall art patterns out there. This is a great way to have a one-of-a-kind piece at a minimal cost. Maybe I will tackle one of these when I am empty nesting.

• I love maps as wall art. There is something special and sort of mystical about them. I especially love them when they look a little vintage and worn. A good place to look for old maps is garage sales and Goodwill. You can either frame the whole map or decoupage pieces to shapes like your initial or arrows to signify your journeys.

• Stencil wall art with paper doilies. All you need is a blank canvas in desired size, paper doilies, paint, stencil brush and gold leaf. To hold your stencil in place use a piece of painter’s tape. Next, start dabbing your color on (less is more). Allow to dry and add a tiny bit of gold leaf to put this project over the top. You will proudly display anywhere in your home.

• This next one just might be one of my favorites. It’s from This project uses branches from your yard. I can totally see Fixer Upper doing this. You will need (2) 1x2x6 pieces of wood, white spray paint, nails, hot glue gun and branches. Now for the fun stuff, cut both pieces of wood to 5 feet each, using the two 1-foot pieces for each end. Next, assemble the wood with nails to create a frame and paint. Now you just need to get the kiddos out there and collect your branches to fit the width of the frame. Attach the branches to the back of the frame with hot glue. This looks great hanging vertically or horizontally.


Just look around for art inspiration wherever you are.


You are bound to find something that would work as a fantastic, uniquely you piece of wall art.

David Deaton

Digital Editor at Oklahoma Welcome

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