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Easy and Inexpensive Artwork

11 September, 2013
Easiest and Most Inexpensive Artwork Ever!  via Living and Learning with Luisa

Hola!  How goes it?  Just peachy here.  This is just a quick post to share with you this super duper idea I came up with.  That’s right…I came up with it all by myself.  This has NEVER crossed anyone elses mind…EVER.


Really though…here is what I discovered as I was sitting around staring at some empty frames…

Easiest and Most Inexpensive Artwork Ever!  via Living and Learning with Luisa

1.  Find a source of pretty pictures that tickle your fancy.  It can be a picture/photography book or a calendar.


2.  Cut out your favorite pictures.

Inexpensive Framed Artwork

3.  Frame!

Frame Collage


The story behind these pictures…

The art of your walls should mean something to you right?  These pictures mean something to us.  A few years ago, Craig and I took a mini trip to the Smoky Mountains hoping to be able to see the beautiful changing leaves.  Lucky for us, we didn’t miss a thing!  Fall time and the gorgeous colors of God’s palette really amazed us both.  We drove to a scenic area called Cade’s Cove and drove the loop around taking pictures of all the sites.  Nature, animals, old barns, etc.  Can you believe that I cannot find any of those pictures?   While we were there, we stopped at the little gift shop.  Craig INSISTED that we buy this book…

Cades Cove

He said he wanted it for memories of this beautiful place.  Sounds a little corny, but he can be a little sentimental sometimes.  We both love to be outdoors and enjoying the beauty of nature.  These pictures are gorgeous and they bring back nice memories.  He was so excited when he came home and saw the pictures on the wall.

That’s it!  A super easy way to display inexpensive art!

I deserve this…


Hahahaha!!!  Oh man…I crack myself up…

Have you guys ever visited Cades Cove in TN?

Thanks so much for visiting and I’m wishing you all a blessed day!




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  • Reply Abby 11 September, 2013 at 4:35 am

    Well I have to say that this is brilliant! I love how the pictures hold a story for you as well, that always makes decor so much better. Thanks so much for stopping by chapter37!

    • Reply Luisa 17 September, 2013 at 5:42 am

      Thank you very much Abby :-)

  • Reply Carrie This Home 13 September, 2013 at 7:38 am

    I LOVE finding inexpensive wall art ideas! This is great and I love that the pictures mean something to you.
    I noticed that you and I have th same child theme for our blogs–I love seeing how others customize the same theme as me!
    I’m stopping by from Serenity Now (#4 First Day of School Photo Tutorial and #5 Favorite Crock Pot Meals) Have a great weekend!

    • Reply Luisa 17 September, 2013 at 5:52 am

      Thank you! We do have the same theme! I probably would have never even noticed…it’s crazy how customizable these themes are! Thank you so much for stopping by!

  • Reply christy 15 September, 2013 at 9:58 am

    This looks fantastic, Luisa! I used pics from an old beach inspired calendar for art in my kids’ bathroom, but if you look closely, you can see where writing from the other side has come through lol! From far, they still look great. What a great way to enjoy those memories every day! :)

  • Reply Luisa 17 September, 2013 at 5:56 am

    Oh man! I didn’t think about that. You would think that a calendar might have thicker pages and that wouldn’t happen…oh well!

  • Reply Manuela@ A Cultivated Nest 19 September, 2013 at 1:48 pm

    That looks so pretty! Great idea for inexpensive art!

    • Reply Luisa 4 October, 2013 at 7:36 am

      Thanks Manuela! :-)

  • Reply jarrahjungle 1 October, 2013 at 3:11 pm

    It looks fantastic, I have just done a similar thing with my clock and art wall for my dining area, I went through and cut out some magazine pages, leftover wallpaper, and bought some cheap cards to create art. It was a lot of fun too. You can see my gallery wall over here if youd like to have a look :)

    • Reply Luisa 4 October, 2013 at 7:37 am

      Thanks! So many fun ideas…I’ll hop over and visit you!

  • Reply Amberly Steele 2 October, 2013 at 12:59 am

    I love this idea! Thanks for sharing!

  • Reply Deb @ Kneaded Creations 3 October, 2013 at 5:55 pm

    Great idea for easy decorating! I have often thought about doing something like this with old coffee table books. I had to post this! Thanks for sharing at Whimsey Wednesday Linkey party. I would love it if you dropped by my website I will look forward to seeing you there! Deb @ Kneaded Creations

    • Reply Luisa 4 October, 2013 at 7:38 am

      I can only imagine the art potential that can be found in coffee table books!

  • Reply Susan 4 October, 2013 at 3:46 am

    Cade’s Cove is one of our treasured vacation visits every year. My husband’s family has a condo in Gatlinburg that we use for our jumping off spot every October. We always make at least one trek to Cade’s Cove in hopes of seeing deer, turkey, and maybe a bear or two. It is a lovely place and I am praying that the government shutdown is resolved before we head north in a couple of weeks. I would hate to miss all my favorite places in the Great Smoky Mountain National Park.

    • Reply Luisa 4 October, 2013 at 7:39 am

      Oh my gosh…I hope it doesn’t interfere with your vacation! That would just plain out stink! I will be praying with you!!!

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