Easy Wall Art

February 2, 2012

Happy Thursday to everyone. I feel like it has been forever since my last post about my 2012  Goals. If you haven't read it yet, you can do so HERE.

One of my New Year Goals is to make my house a HOME and I thought a great way to do that would be by creating a personal art piece to hang on the wall.

I decided on a picture of our lil man checking out the beach on our recent trip to Puerta Vallarta. I have to say this was not an easy task there were some 10 great pics to choose from (although I am a little biased)  :p

once we decided on which picture to use and where to hang it (we decided to hang the pic over our fuse box in the TV room. It measures roughly 20x30.)

 I then went online and uploaded the picture to London Drugs' photo lab. I chose to enlarge the photo to 24x36 and was given a warning that my photo was not  taken at a high enough resolution to enlarge it to this size .....wah wah wah (Debby downer sound) So I chose the 16x20 option and VOWED to purchase a better camera before our next trip.  Maybe one of these fancy ones?

Canon EOS Rebel T3 with 18-55mm IS II Lens

Oh I almost forgot I chose the foam core option thinking it would be a cheaper option to a canvas gallery wrapped one but look similar......NOW I have to tell you I picked the photo up (it only took 1 day) and brought it home and cracked open the casing it was in and BAM I LOVED it except there was nothing to hang it from. So I thought well I could try string and tape???? Not the best idea the string snapped twice and then the bottom of the photo was dented a little (the hubs was NOT impressed with this DIY)

 I then chatted with an artist friend who suggested that I attach a picture hook on the back! ?

OOoooooooohhhhh it's that easy is it...? Yup it is. I made sure to mark the middle of the picture because that is the right thing to do.... right baby? I then removed a hook off of an old frame  (or I could have bought some from any local drug store), made sure that the screws would not poke through the other side of the foam core and then attached it to the new piece of ART.

I must say it is one of my fave pieces. I will have to find a new piece to cover the fuse box but don't worry I have few ideas for it.

Taa Daa

So to all of you that our looking for that new meaningful piece of Art, it is just a click away!



  1. I love it! I'm SO going to have to copy that idea, it'll just be tough to pick the right photo(s)!

    1. OH you have so many good pics. I can't wait to see what you choose and your camera rocks, so you will be able to go as big as you want. :)

  2. I have been thinking about blowing up a pic of the kids as well...(one of their younger years of course), and this was just a great reminder and inspiration to get on that! That is a very cute picture of your little guy Aubrey...LOVE IT!!

    1. Thanks so much Shelley! I have been thinking about it forever and deceided that it was finally time and it ended up being so easy and affordable. Can't wait to see yours!

  3. anonymous is me! don't understand how to use this thing...



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