10.08.2012

Cheap & Easy Wall Art



I'm always looking for something fun for the mantel. So, I decided to try out the engineer print idea floating around Pinterest these days...only add a little something extra!

Here's what I did:

Step 1: Print out the engineer print from a local office supply store. 
Mine cost $2.99 for a 24x36 print. (I found this image here.)



Step 2: Glue it to a surface.
I chose plywood (because, you already know I always have plywood lying around). I'll save you the tutorial on that. There's several good ones out there...like this one or this one.



Step 3: Add some color.
I wasn't opposed to the black and white, but I wanted to highlight it somehow...make it stand out more. I knew it wouldn't do if I painted everything...so instead I merely added a few touches here and there. And, in fact, I found it was best done using my own fingertips.



Step 4: Mod Podge it.
I added a final layer of Mod Podge, just to finish it off.



I'd do it again...especially for $2.99.

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22 comments:

  1. love it! will definitely try this out

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  2. Oh I love this! I am for sure going to try it out in the near future.

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  3. WOW!! I am speechless... it looks amazing!

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  4. How can something so simple and inexpensive make such an impact? It looks amazing.

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  5. Oh Wow! I love this idea - especially how you added the color into it! What a great idea! This turned out amazing.

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  6. so creative! this looks great!

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  7. This looks fantastic . Great idea :)

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  8. Pinned. Great idea adding the paint, you are so smart.

    Bliss

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  9. Your awesome, inexpensive wall art drives me INSANE! I found your record cover art a few months back and made one to go over my bed and absolutely LOVE it! I also collected a bunch of children's record covers to do ne for my boys room as well. And Christmas ones to do a Christmas one.... I got a little carried away! Now I am going to have to try this one as well! LOVE this!

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    1. Thanks so much!
      And, how wonderful! I love the idea of using the kid's records! I bet it looks great!

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  10. This is amazing. I'm always looking for mantle ideas too! So glad that I happened across your blog on Pintest. I will visit, often, I'm sure. :)

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  11. uhm....this is GREAT!!!!

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  12. Way too cute! I don't think mine would turn out the same...but that never stopped me from trying before :)

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  13. Total rookie question here, but what is "engineer print"? Was this printed on photo paper?

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    1. You are not the only one wondering that. I love it though. With as bored as I get with things I love how easily you could change up the look and feel of the room.

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  14. Hi Holly, Popping over to say "Hi" because I saw your pumpkins in a crate featured on bhg.com. {My mod-podge pumpkins were also in the slide show.} Your blog is fantastic! I'm enjoying my visit here. Wanted to follow you on Google+, but couldn't find you?

    Warmly, Michelle

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  15. Oh my I love it! What a great idea adding the color on the black and white!

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  16. love! want to try!

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  17. Oil or acrylic paint? Its beautiful

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  19. What kind of paint did you use on this project? Love this idea and can't wait to try it myself!!

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