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Showing the Love ~ Inexpensive Art

Monday we unveiled our updated bedroom with a new pop color, Kermit Green.

Kermit the frog approves of the green @ BandBBuildALife.comadding pop color green to our bedroom @ BandBBuildALife,comAnd you may have noticed the new artwork above the bed.  Let’s take a closer look.

valentine artwork @ BandBBuildALife.com

Oops!  Forgot I wrapped it!  As it had sentimental meaning, I actually made it specifically for Bill for Valentine’s day.  Let’s let him open it first.

valentine artwork @ BandBBuildALife.com

B & B Love Art @ BandBBuildALife.com

There, that’s better.

Some of you may recognize the idea from a fellow blogger.  Well, After seeing Amanda’s (Our Humble Abode) handy little Venn-diagram tissue paper project, I was immediately inspired.  I mean look how cute her project came out!

source: Our Humble Abode

But I neither had the tissue paper nor the patience to cut letters out.  And lacking a fancy cutter, I decided that turning to my computer would be easier.

b & B love art @ BandBBuildALife.com

This also allowed me to use the very Ampersand that I distorted for our blog’s header in the center of the image.  And though it is a bit hard to read, I also added ‘Established November 13th 2011’ to the bottom.  Sent it off to Fedex/Kinkos and was all set.

Trouble was, we started dating in 2010.  Not 2011.  Do’oh!  A quick fix and return for a new print and I popped it into the frame.

B & B Artwork @ BandBBuildALife.com

The good news is, if you’re not savvy with Photoshop, Amanda sells custom prints based on her original design in her store.  Check ’em out!

So now not only do we have some more substantial drapes to anchor things, but we also have some custom artwork.  And to really tie things in (and because I didn’t know what else to frame just yet) I popped a pair of paint chips from Behr that matched the green in the lamp and the blue in the bedding.

B & B Artwork @ BandBBuildALife.com

B & B Artwork @ BandBBuildALife.com

And now the room feels so much taller and bigger!  And much cheerier too!

So what sort of love-inspired projects have you been working on?

~ Beth

BandBBuildALife.com YHL Book Project # 120
This project is also # 020 in John & Sherry Petersik’s book Young House Love. Click here to see more projects we’ve completed from their book!

Sharing the Linky Love at these fine blogs: Made in A Day; Handy Man Crafty Woman

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