My blog friends Pam of Simple Details, Lisa of Shine Your Light, Kris of Driven by Decor and I are back today (and the first Tuesday of every month) for this month's feature of My Favorite Five. Today we're sharing our favorite kinds of artwork!
This month we're happy to welcome our guest host Jennifer from The Chronicles of Home. Jen has been a friend for years and I enjoy following her projects on her blog as well as on Instagram. Let me tell you, this girl can do it all. Like, she builds FURNITURE and things from scratch!! And, I'm dying to pull up a chair at her table some day to sample all of the wonderful recipes she creates. I'm swooning over the guest room she recently completed in her home she's been renovating a little at a time. Can't you see why I love her style so much? Be sure to visit The Chronicles of Home today, I think you'll love it there as much as I do!
Most of the artwork in my home has been a DIY project, so I'm specifically sharing my favorite DIY artwork projects today.
It's no secret as I've mentioned it many times, but the botanical wall in my breakfast nook is probably my favorite wall in the house. With inexpensive frames, pages from this book, and posterboard, I got a classic, huge statement wall for less than $100. (I'm not sure why, but that book seems to always be a different price on Amazon. I paid around $35 for it when I bought it.)
This is not the best photo, but I've framed some of my kids' artwork in the laundry room as well. My son did the big flower in elementary school and the larger one was done by my daughter when she was probably in kindergarten Sunday School. "God knows everything about me. Psalm 139:3" :)
This was a more recent school art project she brought home for me... think she knows what colors I like? ;)
Of course, photographs are a great source for artwork. Not only photos of family and friends, but everyday things that you find beautiful and places you've been are great candidates for artwork in your home.
We visited London two years ago, and loved feeding the swans on the Thames River right outside of Windsor Castle. I enlarged one of those photos and it hangs on the gallery wall in our bedroom, such a good reminder of a once-in-a-lifetime trip!
My laundry room has a gallery wall full of all of my favorite faces...
We visited a local small airport and took photos of a plane that my son liked to make this large black and white artwork for his room, at a price of less than $20!
Here's another photography idea that I wanted to mention. When putting together my son's gallery wall, we collected some of his favorite things (personalized Louisville Slugger, Lego guys, Jeff Gordon race car). I photographed them, and then had them enlarged and printed. Popped in a frame they're a sweet reminder of some of his special things. Thanks to Boxy Colonial for inspiring me with this great idea!
Kind of along the same lines, these oversized silhouettes were a fun project. A friend shared that she tried this project after seeing it here, but wrapped the board in a fun patterned fabric rather than the ribbon stripes that I used. Smart idea!
These are large pieces that cover a lot of wall space for a fairly small price.
Special notes can also be keepers to frame. We found this in my son's pocket when he was about 9 and attending his first large camp out of town with my husband. He wrote it out and kept it with him incase he got lost (and was unable to speak, apparently ;) we got a chuckle out of that one. Firstborn.).
It now hangs on his gallery wall in his room, along with a hammer from a family friend, who gave it to him when he turned 13, reminding him to "work hard."
I painted this abstract canvas with .50 craft paints last year, and recently showed you how I bulked it up a bit by framing it out.
My talented and creative sister painted this landscape of one of our favorite spots in the mountains for my birthday one year from a photograph we had given her. I adore it in the ornate gold frame. Painted canvases can take on a completely different look if they are framed or unframed.
Do you have any DIY artwork in your home? Be sure to head over to Simple Details, Shine Your Light, Driven by Decor, and The Chronicles of Home to check out their favorite kinds of artwork- I know you'll find lots of good inspiration!
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