Hello Folks! We are in week three of the New Year New Room Challenge hosted by Stephanie from Casa Watkins Living. Today, I will be bringing you one of the easiest DIY’s ever and I will be sharing my secrets on where I get cool chic cheap COLORED art prints! I know, I know…I have shared my Minted art and Society 6 art before, but I haven’t shared this source. When I am on a I am broke and cannot spend more than $20 budget, this one online shop is where I am at. With that said, for this project, I already had these prints on hand it was just a matter of time before I actually used them. I know…I am a hoarder… always looking for some type of deal.
Where To Get Chic Cheap Colored Art Prints
I have teased you a bit with some of my images, but in all fairness I was planning on using the items in the space that I am currently working on. I have received some feedback about the art in this instagram post that I shared last week for my New Year, New Room Refresh progress post. Well, first off, I did NOT draw it. It is a drawing form Egon Schiele and I purchased it from…Bom Bom Bom…Calendars.com. Yep, you read that right…that beauty of a picture came straight out of a calendar. Last summer, when I was still living in our rental, I went crazy and stocked up on calendar art. Since it was well into the year, the calendars only cost a couple of dollars. No lie! They were dead cheap. Nobody is going to pay full price for a calendar in the middle of June. Right now the calendars are marked down, but I think as the year goes on the cheaper they get.
How To Shop Chic Cheap Colored Art Prints
When shopping on calendars.com
- Use Keywords (i.e. vintage, fashion, famous artists)
- Be Specific
- Shop mid year for a better discount
- I cannot remember if I used a coupon or not, but I would not be shocked if coupons are accepted.
How To Frame Calendar Art
- Buy new frames or use frames that you already have
- If your calendar art does not have any words on it or if it fills up the whole sheet, you can frame it as is.
- If your calendar art does not fill up the whole sheet and has words on the side describing the image, you need to buy a mat to the appropriate size needed and mat it. *
- Once you mat it, center the image (face down) and tape it.
- Place the mat with image attached back into frame and place the backing on it and hang it.
*You can purchase mat board at your local hobby store. They sell it cut and sized or you can get a specialty cut or cut it yourself with a mat board cutter.
Don’t forget to check out what the other gals are doing. I bet they are making MAGIC happen!
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