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Thursday, 28 January 2016 14:17

Budget Friendly Art

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So…  It’s January in Michigan.  While Mom Nature has been very kind to us this winter, the desire to be outdoors and on the go much is still significantly reduced; just like it is during any normal winter in Michigan.  Every year about this time I’m looking at things in the house, hating how dull and empty it looks now that the Christmas décor is put away…  and thinking what can I do to add a punch of interest into my house.  It’s this time of year that I’m looking at art in general.  But… like any true thriftier – I’m a tight wad!  I don’t like spending a ton of money on stuff and this category is no different.  I’ll never have an original Picasso – but a print of the original works for me too.


This is one of my favorite finds in framed art.  It’s one I’ve had for several months and it’s been moved to multiple places in the house during this time period.  The frame alone caught my eye and over the months it has become one of my favorite pieces of framed art.  I picked it up at Flint Township for $39.99; which is about 1/3 of what I would have paid for the frame alone!  This piece is HUGE!  It's about 30" by 40" and sits perfectly on the mantel.

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Quirky with black frames always work well in my house.  If for no other reason than having the ability to repurpose the frames using my own photos.  But these two are part of a collection that hang in my study/art room.  Both were picked up for $2.99 each.
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The final one proved to be a challenge to photograph… so take my word for it – this piece of framed art is awesome!  It reminds me why I enjoy feeding birds and lets me enjoy the one bird I’ve been unable to get to come to my feeders – the blue bird.  This one I picked up in Owosso for $1.99. IMG 1557


Over the years I’ve cultivated quite a collection of unique wall hangings that are often donated right back to make room for new.  At thrift store prices you can change your mind on a whim without breaking the bank.

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