Some years ago, I was reading either Country Living or Real Simple. There was an article about someone's kitchen redo and there was a retro print of different cheeses in a classic white frame. I LOOOOVED it. Then I read the little fine print- the frame was $20 from IKEA and the print was actually WRAPPING PAPER and was $4. Whaaaat? And this was for a sizable piece of art- 20x28"ish.
Oh lookie! I have it too! I'm such a copycat. This is not the only printed wrapping paper that has received this treatment. I have MANY more.
OMG- fruits and vegetables!
French animals! Ces't magnifique? Or something. I don't know French.
There is even an old timey USA map.
I told you I had a lot. The frames are RIBBA from the aforementioned IKEA and come in white, black, brown, gray, and aluminun. The prints are by Cavallini & Co. They add new vintage print patterns all the time. I'm just noticing a ton of gorgeous new ones- seashells, pasta shapes, perfume bottles (for the powder room?), couches, garden, farm, space, bikes! It just goes on and on. I have a cool skeleton print I'm planning on busting out for Halloween. You can buy the prints here, Ack! This is making me want to buy more and I don't need them. Phooey.
So, for $24 plus tax/S&H on the prints, you have yourself some gorgeous new art. You can easily switch out the prints every once in a while to change things up, too!
Anyone else have any cheapo art tricks?