Thursday, August 14, 2008

Using calendar prints as artwork

Do you like to look at calendars in stores? I do! I love to look at the beautiful pictures and prints. I also love to frame them and hang them on my walls all around my house. It's a cheap and easy way to get some artwork and you can change it out when you want. I have lots of calendars I've bought and been given and I get them out from time to time when I'm looking for something new to hang. Some of the pictures I mat and some I don't. I usually use a 10x13 or 11x14 frame. You will have to do some trimming because the picture will not fit exactly.








The problem in my house is I need more walls because I about have them all filled up! Does anyone out there know what I mean?! I am definitely not a follower of the "less is more" philosophy. I can't help it - I like STUFF! Well, off to do some chores and move my stuff around. My dad calls it rotating your junk. It's what I love to do!

6 comments:

Aubrey said...

In the future, please email comments like that to me.

Cameo said...

I love all your prints. What a great idea. I never thought of it before.

Shannon said...

I'm so glad you found me so I could come visit you! I love your blog!

I love calendars and have always wanted to do this. I love the three prints of the flowers!!

Annie said...

I love this idea...Only, I can't find pretty calendars! If you don't mind, could you tell me where you find your cute outdated calendars?

Thanks for sharing!

Steph said...

I love how you used calendars to create beautiful artwork! Do you mind sharing how you did the matte? It looks like you used fabric or was it something else? Thanks!

AndreaW123 said...

I have to join the other comments here...I love this idea. I particularly love the three botanical prints pictured in a room painted green. Where in the world do you find these amazing calendars...i better keep watch for some....Do you happen to know the name of the calendar you took those three prints from ? I would love to find one!