Chic, modern wall art: 3 ways, 3 minutes

Every year at this time, I get a little antsy and want to move things around the house. Christmas is long passed, and all the decorations are put away.  The house still feels bare.   Sound familiar? We might find ourselves looking at our "stuff" and aren't real excited about it (because we've had the same picture on the wall for 16 years!).  Well, that's about to change....with this super easy and resourceful wall art idea........

Chic, modern art 3 ways, 3 minutes

Supplies:

With the supplies from this list, you can create 3 fun and super chic modern art pieces, in literally 3 minutes (or less!)

  • Picture frames of all sizes
  • Computer/Printer with color ink
  • Card stock (regular paper is fine too)
  • Scrap book paper, or any paper
  • Books (that you don't mind taking apart)
  • Scissors

Chic, modern art Method #1:  

Find scrap book paper you love.  Cut it to the size of your frame.  Open your frame, place the paper inside, return the backing to the frame.  Hang your new picture.  Done! 

This works for a single piece of wall art, or you can create a gallery and do this with a collection of frames.  By using this method, you can easily carry over your color scheme with the paper inside, filling an empty wall space in no time: 

Chic, modern art Method #2: 

For the kids' rooms or play areas, use pages from their favorite books to create fun wall art in 58 seconds.  You can also use the same idea for a "grown-up" book, using pictures inside that inspire you: 

Your new picture can stand alone, or, create many of them for a gallery wall of pictures that share a common theme.  Using book pages automatically creates your theme, so no guesswork involved, trying to figure out what pictures "go" together!  

The mini gallery wall below is in Luke's room. He loves animals:

Chic, modern art Method #3: 

This method requires a computer and a printer.  My piles of post-it notes with quotes, and bible versus has gotten out ofcontrol, therefore, I've started a journal.......but I've also started making them into art......

Recently I found a quote I loved so much, that I typed, and framed it.  Now we can look at it daily. Talk about easy art, yes? 

And that's a wrap for the easiest, modern chic art YOU can create with items you already have on hand.  Let your home tell your story!  Hand-making your wall accessories is a GREAT way to showcase who you are, what you believe, and what you want to share with others.  Resourceful. Fun. Inspiring. 

So, if you are like me at this time of year and want a little refresher for the home,  give these methods a try, and be prepared for the possibility that you may never look at wall art in stores today, quite the same way again! 

-Kate

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