Our basement facelift has been a work in process for the past year, and we’re finally putting together all the little details. One of my favorite projects for this space was picking out the artwork for the walls. We knew that we wanted something that was calm, but also something that had a tiny bit of a rustic / modern flair. We were out shopping one day for wall decoration and kept getting frustrated with 1) how expensive everything was, and 2) how duplicate / unorigional the affordable stuff looked! Right when we were able to throw in the towel and just live with empty walls, we noticed Paper Source right across the street. I can’t believe that I didn’t think of this before – it seems like such a “duh!” thing to use Paper Source’s Fine Paper line as artwork! They have such a huge variety of different styles, colors, and textures to choose from and it seriously fits the price tag. It was so simple to do, here’s some pictures of the 5-minute process!
We went with Ikea’s Ribba 8×10 frames because of their wide matting, plus the price tag was right. The only step in this DIY project is to cut down the paper to the correct size to fit in your frame. Just make sure that you measure correctly, using the matting as a guideline to help you cut the correct size to fit into the frame. Then put the backing on and put it on your mantel ( like we did ) or wherever you plan on hanging it. IT’S THAT EASY!
For under $30, we found two patterns that we loved for our space. That even includes the three frames that we bought from Ikea to frame the paper in! I love the idea of using Paper Source’s fine paper line for artwork because it’s seriously the easiest DIY artwork you’ll ever do, and it’s easily replaceable if you get sick of a pattern! Happy DIY-ing!