When you look at your walls do they look a little to bare? Do you find yourself wishing you could afford larger pieces of wall art to fill the space nicely? Well, I have the prefect solution for you to make your wall art larger!
Scale is an important thing in decorating and big walls with tiny art usually leaves a space feeling disconnected and sparse. This easy DIY idea is easily adaptable to a variety of wall art pieces and will help solve the dilemma on a dime(plus I threw in a few extra ideas below).
I was helping my mom redecorate her bathroom this summer (I will share more on this later!) and we needed a stellar art solution to hang above her tub. My mom had a HUGE mirror above her tub and one day it just fell and crashed. I’m so glad she wasn’t in the tub because this sucker was a monster and would have flattened her for sure! Here is the empty space we were left with…
The bathroom makeover was run on a super tight budget and we tried to re-use anything we could. Mom had this large tile that has been moved around her house a ton. I decided it was a good start, but still not as large as we needed!
I painted the tile…for the third time. She has really gotten her money’s worth on this piece. 🤑
Next I built a large frame to layer the tile on. It cost about $12 to make after we bought one fence picket and brackets to hold it together. We may or may not have snacked on that pan of brownies lurking on our workspace.
BUDGET TIP: Use fence pickets for projects, they are cheap and lightweight! Just sand them good and they are perfect for a variey of applications.
I simply cut the wood to fit behind the tile and secured the corners with flat brackets.
Next I stained the wood with a pretty deep colored stain.
Then I took a dry chip brush and lightly brushed white paint over the frame for a weathered feel.
Other ideas to make your wall art bigger:
- Layer small art over bigger pieces, like a vintage mirror or door
- Use a textured rug as a wall tapestry to lay behind smaller pieces.
- If you hang family photos buy large frames and mat the pictures to fit so you save on photo processing costs but still get larger scale artwork.
- Frame a small piece in a larger open frame like this…
We saw some large pieces of artwork in the stores and they all started at $75 to $100 dollars, so I think we won the budget friendly game! If your wall art isn’t measuring up just brainstorm ways you can layer up what you have on hand and maybe throw in an easy DIY backer like this if you don’t have any large pieces!
Add a beautiful magnolia wreath over it and you are all set for a show stopping wall! If you have any other ideas to make wall art bigger on a budget then be sure to tell me in the comments! I 💖 your ideas! Don’t forget to pin this idea for later before you go.
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