DIY Wall Art: Framed Paris Prints and Anthropologie-Inspired Bonjour

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.

DIY Wall Art: Framed Paris Prints and Anthropologie-Inspired "Bonjour" Wire Script.  girlinthegarage.net

Here’s the artwork I bought and the artist who painted them in Montmartre (Place du Tertre):

DIY Wall Art: Framed Paris Prints and Anthropologie-Inspired "Bonjour" Wire Script.  girlinthegarage.net

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.

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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:

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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!

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I hung it on the wall with two small nails.  (The Anthro version is 5″ x 18″ – mine is 3″ X 14″.)

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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.

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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*

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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!

Jen

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  1. Dorth says

    We also have purchased a painting from that gentleman in Montmartre. My husband had it framed. Now I’d like to frame a few of the nicer postcards we got in Paris and London. Thanks for the idea.
    By the way, we put all of our travel pictures on the wall in our upstairs hallway. It’s nice to see them every time you walk past.

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  1. […] Jen from Girl in the Garage is excited to finally have some wall art hanging in her bedroom. She purchased a couple of original art pieces while visiting Paris last fall and then saw a wire Bonjour sculpture from Anthropologie that would fit beautifully with them. Jen knew she could beat the $48 price tag and made her own version for just $4 using some wire from the craft store. Jen says her wire wall art was so simple to make, and I love how it can easily be customized to any name, word, or phrase! […]

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