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Easy Dwell Studios Inspired Accent Art

IMGP0515Last week I revealed the little re-do I did under our stairs, and I made reference to an easy art project I did to lighten up the space. A couple of years ago, I found a triptych style frame at Pier One in the clearance bin. It was scratched up, and it was missing glass in one of the frames, and one of the backings for the frame was missing. It was marked down to $5.

A tiny bit of paint, some glass from another frame, and some cardboard and the frame was like new. And then it sat for awhile after we moved.

The frame was the perfect width to fit over the side table, and so I got to figuring out the way to make it work.

Sean bought me these cool Dwell Studios Mandala place mats from Target for my birthday and I immediately knew I wanted the pattern to be something that was on display all of the time. I snapped 3 photos of them on my iPhone and dropped them into Instagr.am, and then printed them and popped them in to the frame. A little grosgrain ribbon, and voila! Updated art on the cheap!

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  • aggieam01
    June 7, 2011 at 12:34 pm

    Wow! Good deal. It looks so pretty with the ribbon!

  • Mommy Minded
    June 7, 2011 at 4:53 pm

    It turned out so pretty!

    Megan
    mommyminded.blogspot.com

  • Ginger
    June 8, 2011 at 9:00 pm

    Following you from Sugar Bee Crafts. So pretty! 🙂 Would love to have you link it up to my {wow me} wednesday link party going on right now on my blog. 🙂

    Ginger
    gingersnapcrafts.blogspot.com

  • Liz
    June 12, 2011 at 9:27 pm

    It’s very pretty!