Sunday, September 28, 2008

Project for the Guest Room

On our honeymoon I had purchased a poster that I loved. It looked kind of antique/vintage, and I loved the flowers and coloring of the poster. Well, of course our honeymoon was about a year and half ago, and the poster has stayed rolled up in the closet...until now.

I started thinking about different things I could do with it. I knew I didn't want it just in a basic poster frame or stuck randomly I the wall. I was looking for a little more of a statement than that.

Here is a photo journal of what I did...

The poster...but then I cut apart the flowers.

5x7 canvas tiles from a craft store.

Matched each flower to a complementary piece of scrap book paper.
Glued the scrap book paper onto the canvas, then roughly centered the flower picture.
Arranged all 12 tiles in an eye-pleasing design. Then affixed small ribbon loops to the top.
And lastly, nicely asked husband to measure, level, and hang them on the wall. The larger space in the middle was an accident, but as I told George, I think it was a good accident. Eventually, there might be some extra decoration between the columns of pictures, some small saucer-type plates maybe?

I am very excited with how it turned out. Not too bad for a $3 poster. Plus it kept me entertained for a few days until George got home.


lydia said...

I love this wall art! So creative, inexpensive and pretty...just what I like. Good work!

Dani said...

I do really like this they do look great, and something simple between them like small saucers or like a wrought iron piece or something would be cool too.

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