I wanted to make sure I got this quick, easy DIY up on the blog as soon as possible!
I have been looking at wall art options for this huge wall for probably 2 months now.
The reason it took me 2 months is that this wall art had a few must have’s:
- Cheap: We are not going to live in this house forever, so we will not be investing in large scale art. Don’t get me wrong, I think art is a great place to spend some $$, but when you have higher than average ceilings and larger than average walls, it’s not worth spending the money, since the next house might not have those features.
- Take up a Large Area: We do not have the space to put a buffet or any other piece of furniture here without blocking traffic, so this art had take up a lot of wall space to keep it from looking out of scale with the wall and ceiling.
- Not complete with other art: Since we have a big map hung basically on the same wall, I though the art should not be one large piece. Something more broken up would better balance the one large piece on the other side of the beam.
I found a few nice pieces of art, but none of them met all of my criteria above. I started to think about a symmetrical gallery wall. 6-8 Frames were looking to start adding up ($$), until I stumbled upon these Walmart floating frames online! At $3.80 each, I ordered 8!
Now for what to fill them with! I headed to Etsy to see if I could find a printable. Basically, on Etsy, artists sell downloads of their art that you can print either on your home printer (like I did), or at Staples on fancy paper. I knew I wanted a kitchen theme, but still wanted to keep it pretty simple.
I settled on these herb prints. I downloaded them and printed them at home on regular computer paper.
Total cost of this project $38 for 8 pieces of art.
I got the pictures in the frames and had Collin hang the nails on the wall. Here’s the end result:
Here is the whole wall:
This art hit all my must have’s while adding some much needed life to this kitchen!
The rest of the week/weekend is dedicated to mouldings! <– The last thing before being completely done! Hopefully, I’ll be back early next week with a full reveal!