I’m excited that I finally have art on one of my bedroom walls! (Besides my decorative wall hooks, if you include them as art.) If you remember, I bought a couple of original art pieces from an artist in Montmartre when we visited Paris in September. It took me a long time but I finally found the perfect frames, and I also found wall art from Anthropologie that I could easily make as a DIY project.
Here’s the artwork I bought and the artist who painted them in Montmartre (Place du Tertre):
I looked all over for frames that would do them justice and also look good in our bedroom, which has a bit of a bohemian vibe. Michael’s had the perfect frames- I just had to super glue sawtooth hangers on the back so they could actually be hung on the wall.
Then I found the perfect addition to the space on the Anthro website. But for $48, I knew I could easily DIY one for myself. Here’s Anthropologie’s Wire Script Sculpture:
I bought some Beadalon 20 gauge round wire from Hobby Lobby and then twisted it to form the letters for “bonjour.” It didn’t take long at all!
I hung it on the wall with two small nails. (The Anthro version is 5″ x 18″ – mine is 3″ X 14″.)
And then I hung my newly-framed Paris art and also a framed vintage postcard of Piccadilly Circus that we bought while we were in London.
And here’s a handy comparison of the Anthro version vs. my version: (you know, in case you want to pin it or anything) *wink*
I may end up spray painting mine a bit darker just so it stands out against the wall color a little more.
Do you have any simple projects you’ve been putting off?
I have another piece of DIY art in the works for a different wall in my bedroom… that will be for next week!
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