Friday, September 27, 2013

DIY Wall Art- Cover a Photo Mat With Craft Paper

I purchased this frame at Ikea a few months ago, and I decided to print out a map of our hometown to put in it.  I like the color blue of the map that I found on the city website, and thought it would be a fun personal way to add some wall art to my stairway.

So I printed it out and framed it.  But after I hung it on the wall, and took pictures of it, it was just plain boring.  


It was just kind of blah...


So, I decided to spice it up with some craft paper that I already had.  I chose a few different pieces that I though went with the colors I already have going on in this area, and just used trial and error until I liked the way it looked.   It already had a white mat, so I just used double sided tape to tape the pieces where I wanted them.   This is what I ended up with.

I also added a little mirror to bounce some light around.  I bought this mirror at Goodwill and spray painted it grey.  

What a nice little pop of color it gave to my stairwell!

I like the way it looks with my Horseshoe art and my area rug in the hallway below.  

I think this is a creative and cheap way to add a little pizzaz to something that is looking a little drab.  

What do you think?  I need to paint this entire stairwell, but it is a big job with very high ceilings.  And I am afraid of heights!  But it will look so much better when it is painted the same color as my downstairs hallway.  

Stay tuned to see a big change at the top of the stairs where the plant is in the picture above!  We added something new that made this space so much more functional!  I'll be showing you soon!

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