Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Crate & Barrel Art On A Budget

I have seen this grouping of geometric designs on Crate & Barrel's site for quite some time now, and have wanted something very modern like that for our basement. But $70.00 a piece was a little out of my budget. So I took a deeper look at them, and figured I could probably DIY these designs. The geometric shapes were very easy to make using word's auto-shapes.

They only took me about 10-15 minutes a piece. I took one of the designs to Hobby Lobby to try and find a square frame for them. I would have had to have it custom made, which came out to around $62 a piece! I couldn't believe it and figured their must be a better way. So I did what I do best, and started wandering around the internet. I was lucky enough to find these frames on Target's website for only $12 a piece.

A far better deal then Hobby Lobby, even on their 50% off days. I immediately ordered 6 of them to finish off this DIY art project. Here's how they came out...

I was even able to make the colors match the color scheme of the room. What do you think?


Anonymous said...

These pictures turned out very nice. That was a great idea to make the pictures on your own. You got the colors that you wanted and also got a great price.

Anonymous said...

I thank that your designs turned out better than the original.