Creative Wall Art for less

 

Hey Friends! I have some exciting news to share with you.  I’ve been keeping this under wraps for months now, and am so thrilled to be able to finally reveal that I was filmed for a DIY segment with ABC.

If you are visiting from Live Well Network/ ABC, WELCOME!

 

ABC came to my house this past Spring, set up their cameras, wired me with a mic ( I felt so official) , tested the lighting (I wish my home could always look the way it did  under their lights), and rolled the cameras.    The segment aired online at Live Well Network on August 31st (what a great birthday present)  and on ABC network this past Saturday.

I don’t know about you, but more times than not, when it comes to wall art I can’t find what I’m looking for.  So, why not create it?

Project 1: Grand Central Plaque

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While in the subway system of New York City, I snapped a photo of the words “Grand Central” painted on the subway walls.   I thought this would make the perfect sign for my command center at home.

I didn’t just want to frame it…I wanted something a little different.  So, I decided to transfer the photo onto a wooden plaque.

If you already have a decoupage medium and photo transfer medium like Mod Podge carries, then this project will just cost you the few cents it takes to make a laser copy of your photo and the purchase of a wooden plaque.

You can find wooden plaques at any craft store.  I bought mine at Hobby Lobby.

Project 2:  $2 Ticket Box

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If you have been following Mrs. Hines’ Class, I’ve been on a mission to make my house beautiful, one room at a time.  For me, that means giving each room that wow factor, and having it really reflect who the Hineses are as a family.

Some of our favorite pastimes are watching movies, going to plays and listening to music.    So, for my daughter’s teen lounge, I thought it would be really cute to have a “ticket box” displaying tickets, playbills, photos and other keepsakes from concerts, plays and movies that we have attended.

Project 3:  Free Designer Bag Art

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Save those department store and boutique bags!  Have you noticed how beautiful the prints are?

The walls in my daughter’s room were looking a little bare.  All I had to do was rummage through the shopping bags scattered across my daughter’s bedroom floor to find the perfect art for her walls.   Better on the walls than on her floor.

I already had the frames on hand, so this project was free.

 

Needless to say, this was such an exciting opportunity for Mrs. Hines’ Class!

To watch the full segment and  get complete tutorials on each of the projects, visit Live Well Network and type “Creative Wall Art” in the search box.  Or use this link: Creative DIY Wall Art to go directly to the page on their website.  

 

 

I’m sharing my art at Throwback Thursday.

See you in class,

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After 17 years in an elementary classroom, Mrs. Hines retired from teaching to pursue her passions: decorating, writing and homemaking. While her formal education is in teaching, she discovered her talent for design at a young age and is a self-taught decorator. Mrs. Hines' DIY spirit has earned her appearances on the show Deals which airs on the Live Well Network. She continues to teach and inspire on her popular Lifestyle blog, Mrs. Hines' Class. Homemaking is Mrs. Hines' first love. So, when she isn't decorating or writing, you can find her at home watching television with Mr. Hines or trying to keep up with her teenaged daughter.

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Comments

  1. I’m so proud of you my friend! Loved the segment and love all of your creative ideas!

  2. Great job “Mrs. Hines” … Love the shopping bag wall art and the GRAND CENTRAL plaque. Turned our really good. Congratulations on being aired on live network. What fun.
    Hugs,
    Audrey Z. @ Timeless Treasures

  3. OMG!!! How exciting Sharon! Your project is beautiful and I can’t wait to check out the link! What a secret to keep. Congratulations, my friend. xoxo

  4. I did not know!!! How exciting Sharon. Oh my gosh you must have been thrilled!!!! What a wonderful experience.

  5. Congratulations Sharon! What an exciting and awesome experience!!!! Happy Belated Birthday as well! Hope you had a wonderful day!!~~Angela

  6. Congrats on your TV debut, Sharon. Love it!

  7. Thank you, Angela. I had a wonderful birthday…couldn’t have been any better.

  8. Aw, Janis you are so kind. Thank you for your support. I so appreciate it.

  9. Okay! So how awesome is this?? You did a beautiful job! I am so happy for you. That must have been a hard secret to keep. You are amazing-Mrs. Hines!!

    xoxoxo

  10. Just fantastic!! Congrats Sharon!!

  11. That is so cool my celebrity friend and happy belated Birthday too!!

  12. Congratulations, Sharon – what amazing and fabulous news! So excited for you!!! :) Well deserved, of course! Love all of your wonderful ideas and can’t wait to pop to see the segment. Thank you so much for sharing with us and pinning! Have a happy first day of Fall!

  13. Thank you, Heather. I don’t know about celebrity, but it sure was fun!

  14. Wow, you’re now my famous friend! And love that sign!

  15. Happy dance for you and I love the wall!

  16. How exciting Sharon!! I wish you would have shared it sooner! That is so amazing!!!!! Heading over to see it!

  17. It was definitely exciting! I waited to share until the show aired…it was several months between filming and the air date.

  18. How exciting Sharon- congrats! Your projects are lovely (I especially love the Grand Central plaque). Thank you for sharing this at Throwback Thursday! :)

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