Green Rookie: Wall Art on the Cheap

| 8/7/2009 3:41:20 PM

For the year and a half I’ve lived in my house, I’ve left a few walls woefully unadorned. So, the past month or so (admittedly, in preparation for a visit from my family), I’ve been on a mission to add a few decorative touches to my walls—without spending a ton of cash or snagging a cart full of personality-less items from big box stores.

Here’s what I’m using:

Old frames

I scored a stack of sturdy wooden frames in various shapes and sizes from a secondhand store—they cost a few dollars at most, a small fraction of what I would have paid for even a couple of new ones.

All of the frames were in good condition but had slightly different wood hues. I could have left them as they were for a display with character, but instead I chose to paint them all white.

I am, however, leaving some of the original artwork from the frames in place, including two old silhouettes on linen and a wacky painting of a rather petulant-looking child.