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Cheap Wall Art Redo

Today I decided to go to a few stores and thrift shops. My first stop was Home Goods. It was a great day to shop there! I found a lot of great deals, including two framed wall art items that were on clearance for $2 each. I didn’t really like the design of the art, but I loved the frames, so I figured I could change it and I did just that!



This project was pretty simple. I bought some starfish shells while I was at Hobby Lobby and then I collected a few supplies when I got home:
Hot Glue Gun
Annie Sloan Chalk Paint in Duck Egg
Paint Brush
Masking Tape
I place masking tape around the inside edge of the frames so I wouldn’t get any paint on the frames. Then I gave the actual art part 2 coats of paint. After the paint dried, I removed the masking tape and made any needed touch-ups. I then applied hot glue to the backs of the starfish shells and placed them on the wall art.  It was pretty simple!
I hope you enjoyed this project. Please feel free to leave a comment. They are always appreciated! :)

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31 comments on “Cheap Wall Art Redo”

  1. That is so super cute!!! Great job, Julie!

  2. I love cottage/coastal decor and these pictures are right up my alley. very cute!


  3. Thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment! I'm glad you enjoyed this project. :)

  4. These look awesome! I just love a good upcycle and they look soo summery, I love the color you chose! Hope you will stop by and share with my pink Hippo Party @
    I am your newest follower~
    Amie @ Pinkapotamus

  5. Hi Amie! Thanks for stopping by my blog and thanks for the follow! I'll be sure to stop by and share this project with your party. Thanks for the invite. :)

  6. I did enjoy your post! I like the “after” much better. Saw you at the Winthrop Chronicles and happy to be following you via GFC.

  7. Thank you so much for stopping by! I stopped by your blog and I am your newest follower. :)

  8. I am changing the decor in my house to the beach decor. I love this idea! Thanks for sharing.

  9. You're welcome! I love beach decor. I've redone my front room to give it a beachy feel.

    Thanks for stopping by my blog! :)

  10. That turned out really cute! I need to add some starfish to my decor, too, this summer.

  11. Thank you, Cynthia!

  12. This is a great project…so simple too! :D

  13. I love the way this turned out. Great job. Thanks for sharing at the All Star Block Party.


  14. Love this! I was just at Home Goods today and was sad that all the art on clearance wasn't my taste. Starfish are totally my taste and I am doing this soon!

  15. Thank you! And thank you for hosting. :)

  16. I often see stuff in clearance that I don't like. These original pieces were just that! But they were cheap enough so I took advantage of the deal and redid them to my liking! Next time you see any clerence art that's super cheap, buy it! You may be able to make it awesome one day! :)

  17. So cute! Love the makeover! Would love if you stopped by my linky party to link this up!
    Stacey of Embracing Change

  18. Those turned out great! I would love for you to link those up to {I Made This} at Grits & Giggles!

  19. Thank you! Shared on your linky party! Thanks for hosting and thanks for stopping by my blog!


  20. Thanks, Jenilyn! And thanks for stopping by my blog. I will head on over and share this project with your linky party. :)


  21. I have few starfish that I need to incorporate in our newly bathroom addition…great idea!

  22. This is so kewl… I TOTALLY LOVE THIS… I have to pin this… what an adorable idea…

    Thanks for sharing…

    Thank you for linking up to the ALL STARS BLOCK PARTY!!!


  23. Julie Ann, This is awesome; I love that you gave it a complete makeover for so cheap! Thanks for sharing on Saturday Show & Tell at Cheerios and Lattes last weekend! We love having you join us and hope to see you again this weekend! See you soon!
    Mackenzie :)

  24. Thank you, Mackenzie! I'll be stopping by your party this weekend! I have a couple of great projects I would like to share. :)


  25. You're welcome! It was fun to make. :)

  26. Cute – simple but sweet!
    Thanks for linking up- please come back this week!
    Stacey of Embracing Change

  27. You're welcome, Stacey. Thanks for stopping by my blog. I just love your blog. :)


  28. I love the after, AS duck egg is the best color! Thanks for sharing on Tout It Tuesday. Hope to see you again for tomorrow's party.

  29. fabulous project! thanks for stopping by plumberry pie yesterday! i appreciate your kind comment and the follow! :) just started following you! have a good one!