• Home Decor,  Projects

    Framed Prints on Clips Swappable Art

    For almost two years, I’ve had a small amount of this grey-blue drapery fabric leftover from my craft room’s curtains.  The fabric is very sturdy due to a heavyweight blackout lining. While cleaning out my soon-to-be mother-in-law’s basement, I found these two frames that were destined for the trash heap.  I immediately thought of this fabric and knew I could work with them to create an artwork display for interchangeable prints. The best part?  Everything in this project came from my stash, so there was no immediate cost.  Bonus! Supplies wooden frames (recycled) fabric (leftover from old projects) drapery clips ($1 on clearance at Fabricland) small-sized prints thumbtacks ruler (optional)…

  • Home Decor,  Projects

    Budget-Friendly “Framed” Poster Prints

    When my fiancé and I moved into our first apartment together earlier this year, we debated how to decorate our informal dining room. We wanted it to be a fun, casual space, so we decided to print out a collection of movie posters. I worried that it would look like a college dorm room, but once posters are framed, they look more mature. Our tiny decorating budget did not include framing, so we faked it by printing the frames directly on the prints. In my university years, I lived in many dorms and apartments with different ladies, and we all had different tastes in art and posters. This led to…

  • Before and After,  Home Decor,  Tutorials

    How to Make a Grid-Based Art Collage

    I fell in love with this periodic table shower curtain after spotting it on the TV show The Big Bang Theory. I purchased it for my bathroom, but none of my decor matched: I had the bright colours of the shower curtain, a black and silver shelf, and most notably, a gigantic print that the previous tenant left behind in my apartment that was just not my style. Changing the print would be easy enough, but 40×30 inch prints can be expensive. Time for some DIY magic: I created this grid-based collage to significantly bring down the cost of this bathroom transformation. I created a collage using official and fan-made…