Random post here for you about how to do some DIY geometric art.
Why DIY? Well that’s because lots of nice art, even geometric art, can be expensive. Unless you consider your kids’ art “nice” or you are willing to scour thrift scales in hopes of finding something everyone else has overlooked. Not only is it expensive, but nice art is tough to buy because you always think “I am spending $xxx on this, will I really love or even like it in five years? Or next year? Or next week?” If you are anything like me, then that thought will cripple you from buying anything at all. So you have to come up with alternatives to avoid bare walls throughout your house … forever. I most recently did this when revamping our guest bedroom, when I created some diy geometric art to hang behind each nightstand.
Here’s how it went down. First, whilst shopping (yes, I am bringing back the word “whilst) I happened upon a cute teal, geometric gift bag for $1.99. It perfectly matched the colors for the guest room. So I bought it, figuring I could use it somewhere. When I decided a gift bag sitting on a dresser would be weird, I thought that framing it could work. So then I wanted another piece of geometric art for the room and wandered around my house for random ideas. After thinking of and discarding ideas like drawing something (I assure you, my drawings do not deserve frames, they only deserve the garbage can), I came across a stack of fabric samples, spread out here for your viewing pleasure – ignore the ugly ones.
I had a few fabric options to choose from that would fit the gray and teal guest bedroom color scheme, but went for another geometric one of lines.
Next up I popped them into some Ikea frames I had on hand (always handy to have a few spares around) and hung them on the wall.
Done. A totally easy way to DIY geometric art for your home. Alternatively, if your drawing skillz are better than mine, you could draw something to frame. Anyone else frame non-art to create your own art? You know I’m a fan of framing fabric, but I think greeting cards, wrapping paper, and just about any other two-dimensional item work well, too.
Now that the guest room is done I am excited to move on onto the other spaces around our house that are in need of serious updating. This weekend we are expecting some stellar weather in Seattle, so I’m hoping to work on some outdoor projects to share with you next week!