I love art and love to have beautiful paintings to look at and decorate with, however finding something on a budget can be a challenge sometimes. I always look for art at goodwill and thrift stores and I found a piece that I love at goodwill. With a new frame it looks like a really expensive piece of art.
I am always drawn to pastoral scenes with animals and I adore sheep, so this just grabbed my heart.
When you are out and about, keep an eye out for scenes that you love and then check out how it is printed, painted, framed and etc. This is what it looked like at goodwill. The frame is so-so, but the picture looks cheap. This is a picture printed on poster board and has a brush stroke texture, so having it matted and under glass makes it look like a really cheap print. (Notice the price of $3.99 and 25% off for senior day makes it $3. )
I chose an elaborate, antique looking frame from Hobby Lobby that was only $14.99 on sale, (plus they always frame your picture for free.) I had the mat borders removed and no glass, so now the brush stroke texture shows and looks like an oil painting.
A nice compliment to the rest of my decor and just the right size for this little piece of wall.
It's visible from the breakfast area too. I think the frame ties in well with my more formal living room and my country french familyroom/breakfast area.
A great piece of art for a total of $18.
So do you look for art that you can change up or switch frames?
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