May 2, 2013

DIY Diva in Training--Big Art for Little Money

Where my divas at??  No, not you, lady who makes her husband go shopping with her and hold her bag the entire time.  Or you, woman that gets a mani/pedi every other day so her polish can match her outfits.  Where my DIY divas at??  The ladies that are interested in decorating their homes for pennies at a time, while still staying as stylish as possible.  For all YOU diva-licious DIY'ers, this post is for you.

I know I tempted you the other day with pictures of all of the furniture pieces I plan to redo and breathe life into.  But this post isn't about any of those furniture pieces.....sorrrrrry!  Instead, it's about how to make a big impact on your wall for not a lot of big money. 

I love big pieces.  I love big wall art and I hope to own my own painting one day to hang in my home.  Unfortunately though, the budget doesn't really allow for any art right now.  So I decided to make a focal piece on my own.  Wanna know how?  Follow me!

Go to your local craft store....I picked Michael's (basically because it's the only one in my town to choose from).  I picked up a large filigree wooden frame and my last initial.

Next, I went to Walmart and bought some spray paint.  Our bedroom is mostly grey and yellow with some mint green accents thrown in.  There's a whole lot of grey and there's yellow on the bedspread, but I needed to incorporate more green.  So I chose to paint my frame grey (to be able to use in other parts of my home if I decided to put it in another room) and the initial green.  The actual spray paint colors were Krylon Jade and Smoke Grey. 

After I spray painted the two pieces, I hung it up in our bedroom. 

Seriously, that's it.  I plan on adding something else to each side (I'm a symmetrical kind of girl), but that'll be in the future.  Ready for the cost?  The huge frame was $7.99, the initial was $4.99 and the spray paint was $3.49 a can--which I probably used a 1/4 of the can.  I can't afford a giant piece of art to hang in my bedroom.  So this'll do for now. 


Chrissy said...

Love this! So cute!

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