Friday, April 23, 2010

Art from Books

One of the more frugal ways to showcase art in your home at a fraction of the cost is from books. Obviously, you won't have large poster sized art but you will receive multiple smaller pieces.

I adore old school letterpress prints. Hatch Show Print rocks my world. But their prints come with a price tag.

So I took the book and found various frames and started cutting.



This one is my favorite spread. It says "freaks" - and you'll notice my lovely assistant's foot.




I had a large space on the wall of my stairs that needed to be filled. So I filled it.





Note to self: buy new light for the stairs. Sheesh its dark.


I did have to spray paint one of my frames. Unfortunately, I only had gloss paint. I need to redo. However, if you know me, it will most likely stay just as it is above for many many months.


I'm sharing this post with: Finding Fabulous, Fingerprints on the Frige, Funky Junk Interiors

5 comments:

jen said...

Im visiting from NFF!
The pics from books is a really great idea..now Im trying to figure out where I can use that in my house..and I have to find a book..Geesh! You have lots of great projects..think Im gonna be a follower!
Jen @ pineyflatsstyle.blogspot.com

Denise said...

Following from The Creative Girl's New Friend Friday.

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Le Chateau des fleurs said...

i love what you profile say. HAHAHA you are awesome!
Great job on those picture book frames. Love it.
Happy new friend Friday!
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Frenchy

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Ali@Honey and Maple Syrup said...

Those are some cool pics...and I love the pencil painting!