Thursday, October 2, 2008

Inexpensive bedroom art - take two...

A few weeks ago, I did a post about some royalty free clip art I framed with inexpensive black frames with the intention of hanging them in my bedroom.

I thought they were perfect but I've found that you can improve on perfection. A friend asked me to make her a set to donate to a charity auction for an organization she belongs to. I was more than happy to give them to her and planned on reproducing another set just like the first.

I found a few minutes to myself last week and went where I always go when I am alone and don't have to be anyplace in particular - TJ Maxx. I found a frame with 4 openings on clearance for $9 and snatched it right up.

What do you think? I think this look is a little softer and a little more sophisticated. I also purchased some tone on tone scrapbook paper for 59 cents that I used to print the clip art on. I like this version even more than my first creation. This is going to go on one side of our new bed above the bedside table. And, on the other side of the bed I am going to frame this:

This is a drawing of Boldt Castle and is where Jeff and I exchanged our wedding vows. Now, I found the picture on the internet but would never feel right just printing it out and using it without compensating the talented artist. So, I ordered a signed, numbered print that I will frame myself. The artists name is Randall Peterson and his work is incredible. He also has done many lighthouses so be sure to check out his site.

Until next time, JoAnne

1 comment:

Misti of Studio M Designs said...

Wow! This must be an old post, but I am loving the artwork you made. I have always wanted to make these but never have the time to make things for me, always for a client. NOT AS MUCH FUN! Can't believe no one commented on how great these are. I am about to read more about this bed I am seeing... Thanks for visiting me today. Come back soon! You know that you could totally sell these on Etsy, right?????