Our walls are BLANK because our wallets are EMPTY. Real art costs so much. I wish I could buy it… but since the art we like usually costs more than 1k, I think I will put my artist genes to good use (my mom’s an artist) and whip up some homemade art. No offense to the artists who made the art shown below, but I chose these because 1. I really like them, and 2. I think I can replicate them.
This is simple enough, but really pretty and striking! Nick’s not big on florals, and this isn’t tooo “flower-y”.
via Room and Board
I think I could recreate them using Photoshop and then paint in the colors. Again, simple, but modern and cool.
via Decor Demon (can’t find the exact link I got this picture from)
When I saw this on the Decor Demon blog, I loved the idea!! The designer took a picture of some toy cars and you see the result here. Of course, I would need a fancy camera, which we obviously don’t have, as you can see from our crapastic photos. But I could always borrow a friend’s DSLR (when she gets it fixed) and snap away at something meaningful and/or random and blow it up. Actually, the other day I saw a tiny green frog hanging on our front door and I thought that could be a really cool blown up photo art to be used in our soon-to-be gray/green game room, but the picture I took 100% sucked. Witness:
Yeah. Oh well. Moving on…
These two photos were done with some tape and paint. This would be really easy and fast to do.
via Z Gallerie
I like this graphic art, but not the price tag. Honestly, this wouldn’t be too hard to do, but maybe time consuming. I saw it close up – and it seems that the artist made a grid and then drew on circles on each of the lines, so the circles overlapped, and then painted in some of the overlaps with various colors. This could be cute for our office.
via Interior Design
Ignore the weird floor and the “FUN” silver letters – focus on the art! Anyone could do this one.
Some great examples of DIY art inspired by “real” art: Silhouette Horse Art (linked to by Bromeliad) and logo graffiti art. AND we cannot forget the art piece that my mom is working on in between working on her house… Don’t worry, mom, take your time!!