Our many blank walls have been driving me nuts. I had some white IKEA frames from our last house so I thought I’d get creative and fill up some of these empty spaces! I’m artistic in the way of being creative, but not in the way of skilled painting or drawing. So I’ve come up with couple of cheap DIY art ideas that anyone can do.
DIY roller art
First up, is our living room. I didn’t photograph the process because I didn’t think I would actually like it, haha! I whipped it up in 45 minutes. I remember because I had a deadline of picking the boys up from school and was surprised I finished in time.
I simply cut a a roller in half to get the width I wanted, dipped it in some black acrylic paint and rolled it on the canvas. Easy peasy!
Free printable fern illustrations
The next blank wall on my mind was the spot above our bed.
I simply printed off these letter-sized illustrations from the New York Public Library’s digital collection. There are free for personal use. And I just taped them right to the back of the frame!
Doesn’t get easier than that!
Download the high-res tiff file and crop. I knocked out the background, but that’s not necessary.
How about you? Do you have any DIY artwork or projects in the works?
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You can see me working on these projects and get sneak peeks of my DIY projects in my Instagram DIY story highlights here! I can’t wait to show you the next project. It’s almost done!