April 24, 2019 by kittynh
I love “real art”. It isn’t that I don’t mind a nice print, but I really like something besides nice saying printed in large letters on the wall. (I do have a big “LIVE FREE OR DIE” sign as this is New Hampshire and you are required by law to have that).
We all know about framing costs. I have gladly spend hundreds framing a special bit of art, or a gift of beautiful embroidery. This is about decorating on the cheap…
Penelopes is the local consignment shop. When people are downsizing (or dead, let’s admit it, dead), Penolopes is often where the nice stuff ends up. Items go down in price ever few week they are there. I love this, as I will go to the biggest discount area and purchase art. Art that has been expensively framed by someone else, but will fit nicely in my home.
Put things in frames that are regulation sizes
People that are friends give you art. TAKE IT!
Need to fill a big space? Move a lot?
Hire a Local
So GOOD LUCK and fill your walls with art. Don’t forget the locals, craft fairs and such have many talented locals that would love to sell you at a fraction of what you would pay for a nice print of a Monet. Don’t forget to ask if they paint commissions. Why not have your home or your lovely grandchildren immortalized?
ANY OTHER SUGGESTIONS? How do you ART your home??? I would love to see. I’ve only shown a fraction of my peculiar but pleasing to me decorating!