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FEED THE WALLS ~ Or, Finally Hanging Stuff

Yes, that’s right — we’ve achieved a goal!  We hung things on the wall! Ok, technically, these were hung before thanksgiving.  …..yes, we’re that behind in blogland.  Oops!  The frame on the right is a framed print we got when touring the Yuengling Brewery a few summers ago.  It’s lived in a tube since then,… Continue reading FEED THE WALLS ~ Or, Finally Hanging Stuff

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Home Show-Offs ~ Inexpensive Art

About a month ago Pittsburgh hosted the annual home show.  Ordinarily, as we aren’t technically home-owners (renters unite!) we usually skip it, but we managed to get our hands on some free tickets and figured, why not? We slip in late morning, and one of the first things we encounter is a lady with a… Continue reading Home Show-Offs ~ Inexpensive Art

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Inexpensive Art – Restore Scores Or: Last Minute Project Completion

Remember that time I showed you the cool little flower still life we scored at the ReStore? Yeahhh… that was February.  Nearly a year ago.  And where has this cute little frame been?  Sitting behind my purse on our console table, waiting to be hung on the wall. Then we had formal plans for our… Continue reading Inexpensive Art – Restore Scores Or: Last Minute Project Completion

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Simple Leaning Gallery

By now we’ve FINALLY showed you essentially all there is to our Lord Expedit bookshelf. But I wanted to highlight one last detail. I mentioned it on Tuesday with the ‘White Zone‘ at the top – the gallery section of the bookshelf. Now, if we had the smaller 4×4 version of the shelf, we’d have… Continue reading Simple Leaning Gallery

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Bookshelf Artwork

So we’ve all seen the beautifully staged  bookcases on Pinterest.  The ones where everything is seemingly stashed in there but somehow looks perfect.  Here’s one I’ve been ogling lately. I really like look of how this one is styled. It really has some character behind it. Now how about the artwork in front? When I… Continue reading Bookshelf Artwork

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Of all the Gin Joints in This Town… ~ Inexpensive Art

So we’ve all heard the saying, “When life gives you lemons, make lemonade.” Now, go search Pinterest with that phrase.  I’ll wait. Somehow, adding vodka to that became the refrain.  I’m ok with that, I mean lemon drops are tasty.  But that’s not my favorite lemonade treat. While cruising online I came across this super… Continue reading Of all the Gin Joints in This Town… ~ Inexpensive Art

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DIY Chalk Art On Your Smart Phone

Chalk art.  It’s everywhere.  Somehow chalkboard paint, vinyl, etc has made it from walls, to cup labels, even whole wedding themes around it!  Crazy! Well these days there are TONS of fantastic fonts and even chalkboard backgrounds that make it easy for anyone with Photoshop to create a digital version of their favorite chalkboard art.… Continue reading DIY Chalk Art On Your Smart Phone

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A Quick and Easy Bathroom Shelf

So it’s obvious by our new summer pillows that we made a recent trip to Ikea.  And though we still haven’t finally bought ourselves a new purdy Hemnes tv stand, we did also pick up a new shelf for our bathroom. Specifically, we picked up the Grundtal glass shelf for the job.  I’ll pause while… Continue reading A Quick and Easy Bathroom Shelf

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So Fresh and So Clean ~ Inexpensive Art

We’ve not had an entry in our Inexpensive Art series in a bit, but I am just so smitten with this adorable printable I came across via Pinterest that I had to share! Right now we only have our ‘B Loves B’ art on the wall in the bathroom. I knew I wanted to add… Continue reading So Fresh and So Clean ~ Inexpensive Art

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Showing the Love ~ Inexpensive Art

Monday we unveiled our updated bedroom with a new pop color, Kermit Green. And you may have noticed the new artwork above the bed.  Let’s take a closer look. 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.… Continue reading Showing the Love ~ Inexpensive Art

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The Beer Diagram ~ Inexpensive Art

This one is ultra simple.  And if you’re a catalog hoarder, should be free for you too. Yes, that is the Christmas 2012 Crate&Barrel catalog.  In the drinkware section there’s this handy guide to different types of beers. Grab your favorite empty frame… …Get to taping…. …and there you have it! Now go hang it… Continue reading The Beer Diagram ~ Inexpensive Art

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Inexpensive Art ~ Yummy Kitchen Frames

One of the goals we’ve set around here is to dress up our walls more.  So lets get started! Yup, that’s the December 2012 issue of Real Simple magazine.  And those are some simple frames leftover from my college-posters-look-classy-in-cheap-frames days.  They aren’t fancy frames, but their simplicity means they’re easier to clean with a quick… Continue reading Inexpensive Art ~ Yummy Kitchen Frames

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Jack Frost Swap ~ Inexpensive Art

So the trend seems to be to take your favorite Christmas carol and use your favorite lyrics in some mantle artwork.  Most of these have been in the form of chalkboard art.  I decided to take a different direction to create an inexpensive piece of artwork to replace the somewhat creepy artwork that I had… Continue reading Jack Frost Swap ~ Inexpensive Art

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Geographically Challenged ~ Inexpensive Art

As first highlighted in this post about our choice of photo ledges, Bill and I decided to create some artwork that would be a nod to where we’re each (PROUDLY) from, and of course where we first met.  And since this is our Anniversary Week, I thought I’d keep the love flowing and show you… Continue reading Geographically Challenged ~ Inexpensive Art

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Sail Away With Me ~ Inexpensive Art

As I frequently mention, much of my life is spent in my car as it seems all of the important people in my life are spread out from DC up to New England and of course west to Pittsburgh.  So when a friend of mine found herself taking a temporary gig over the summer in… Continue reading Sail Away With Me ~ Inexpensive Art