9 Budget Friendly Solutions for Bare Walls

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Our first home had nothing on the walls, largely because the budget didn’t allow for it.   I have since learned that art doesn’t have to break the bank.  Today, I’ll share some tips I’ve learned along the way for creating DIY art at little or no cost.


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~Get the Pottery Barn look by taking photographs of everyday images and include them in a gallery wall with framed family pictures.


~Take advantage of free online resources such as The Graphics Fairy and Wordle.net


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~Frame your child’s drawings or art projects for instant art.


~Do you have a map that you’re not using anymore?  Cut it up and display it as a collage.


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~Repurpose a pallet and display above the mantel, create wall shelves or consider the endless possibilities.


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~Create your own chalkboard for functional art.


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~Shop online classifieds for bargains.  This beautiful autumn setting was mine for just $3


~Use objects such as plates or baskets to fill in blank wall space.


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~Salvage an unused frame or picture and repurpose it.

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What’s on your walls?

Until next time,






  1. Great post, good information.


  2. well, thank you!

  3. lovely post great ideas, smooches!

  4. These are great ideas Sharon.

  5. Thank you, Katherine. Smooches right back at ya!

  6. I’m glad you like them, Tami. Thank you.

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