Inexpensive Wall Art

When we first moved into this house, 11 years ago, I was looking for a picture to hang in the kitchen. I couldn’t find anything that I like, at a price I was willing to pay.

I finally found a dish towel that I liked, so I took that to the local copy shop. I had the dish towel copied onto large paper. The lady thought I was a little weird at first, but she liked the result. It was only $2. or $3. for the copy.

I found the frame at Walmart, for under $10. I painted, yes painted, the inside mat as it didn’t match the picture. That’s the narrow burgundy strip around the picture. The frame had been black, so I sanded it down and painted it green. I then sanded it again to give it an aged looked. I used craft paint that I already had. So for under $15, I had a nice picture. A framed print can easily cost $30. or more, so I definitely saved money, while getting a picture that I loved.

I still have this picture hanging on my kitchen wall. I still love it!

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  1. Lenetta @ Nettacow says:

    Not only that, but you also have a matching towel!! :>)

  2. Hi, I'm following you and I'm hoping you'll follow me too? Just lovely!

  3. Love it!
    Great idea!

  4. very cute and perfect for a kitchen

  5. What an amazing idea! I was looking for kitchen pictures and could NOT believe how much, even on ebay! Now I am going to do this same thing to my fave decorative towel – thanks!!