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DIY (Cheap & Easy!) Wall Art

July 27, 2017

 

Hey everyone! I decided to write up a little post about my horse art in the farmhouse kitchen.

First, I have to say that I'm a huge bargain shopper. I love to find great deals and steals and turn them into decor. With that being said here's the story...

Last fall when I was at Walmart shopping I ran across a bunch of black and white throw blankets in the home section of the store. As I began to look through them I came across a horse. I was amazed at how much it looked like a painting. My creative wheels began to flow and some smoke literally was pouring from the top of my head. (Just kidding!)

I decided to purchase the throw because it was only $16.44. Like, I said I'm all about a bargain.

When I got it home I laid it out and brought in different scrap pieces of barn wood from the barns to decide on a frame for it. I decided on a white and chipped frame to really showcase the black and white in the piece. I was nervous about the whole process and didn't want the throw to look like a throw.

Did I mention I was also having a meeting at the farm with a large group of people? I really wanted to see what their reaction would be when they saw the horse.

I had my husband construct the frame. When it was complete we attached the throw to the backside of the frame with some little apostery nails. My husband put hangers on the back and I picked a spot in the farmhouse where I thought it would look amazing.

When we hung it up it really made a statement. I remember my teenage boys looking at it and saying they really liked the horse painting!

Back to the meeting at the farm...

I was anxious to see what the reaction would be from people who would see the throw hung and framed. Would they be able to tell if was a Walmart throw? But to my surprise, everyone loved it and wanted to know where I found that amazing piece of artwork!  

 

 

 

 

 

 

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