Monday, September 14, 2009

DIY Artwork

Before we moved in to our house, we painted EVERYTHING, - the ceilings, the walls, the baseboard. Our poor house had been painted every color of the rainbow and must have breathed a sigh of relief when we rescued it. Once the horrific colors were gone, the house finally started to feel like it was ours. But what really made our house feel like home was when we began to hang our pictures and artwork. I hate when I go to someone's house and see blank walls. People always say that they haven't found the right piece yet or that they can't afford beautiful artwork. Why not make the artwork yourself? We have created somewhat of a gallery in our hallway of photos that we took in Hawaii. It was easy! We selected the pictures, blew them up to poster size, then matted and framed them. We always buy our frames at Michael's ( They often offer a 40% off coupon in their advertisement. Inexpensive artwork and one-of -a-kind!


  1. I've been wanting to blow up a photograph to a really large size. I'm wondering if the quality of the picture would be compromised if it is blown up too large. Any thoughts?

  2. Yes! What I do is use a service like Snapfish or Shutterfly. They make this super easy! Once you upload the photo or photos that you want printed, it will tell you how large of a print they can make without the image being compromised. If you do this, don't forget to look online for a coupon code before you place your order. I'm not sure how big you are thinking about going but I think that an 11 x 14 print is about $7.00 and considered a poster to them.