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Killing Time

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I got enough of a sanity break this weekend to look up and notice that the walls are still bare (I've been busy!). I looked around in some stores that have Arts. Everything was expensive, and I don't need a 3 foot tall EAT sign with blinking lights in my kitchen- I'm great at eating already. Everything I liked was expensive. Everything I thought was OK was still too expensive for the amount of OKness I felt. So I'm cobbling together some crappy DIY art with GIMP while I watch people yelling about politics. I've got a miter saw and some leftover molding from fixing up the old house, so frames won't cost anything.

I'm going to print this as 3 separate images and make some frames. That'll take care of... well, one smallish wall...


They go in the guest room, which is decorated in "I'm a terrible person and I like teal too much."

I'll hit up the good thrift store when it re-opens and the good consignment store later and cross my fingers.

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Looking at them again that petal in the upper right quadrant annoyed me, so I took it out. Ordered! Found a place that does $2 12x12 prints... I'm feeling a little more confident about doing these now, $2 isn't really much to gamble.


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I'm glad you mentioned the thrift and consignment stores!  Unless you're naturally crafty and artistic, those seem to be the best places for home decor.  I'm always astonished at what people have discarded, and the prices are so much better.  


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Funny to see this, I have been on Etsy for the past hour looking at art. There are some great prints for reasonable prices there . I like what you are working on too. I hope you share your finished project with us. My walls are also quite bare . I have a llama wearing glasses print in my entry way, and some heart leaf philodendron vines I'm going to train to grow up my wall. Now, I'm looking for bright and colorful with a mid century mod feel.


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