Thrifting // The screech owl print was a thrifty score from goodwill and only set me back $2.99. I've found so many prints/original art pieces at thrift stores for sooo cheap.
Magazines & Books // Two shelves up, I've framed a gorgeous print of a woman fishing which I cut out from my September 2012 issue of Real Simple. There are so many amazing prints and illustrations used in magazines and books - once they're framed no one knows any difference between a $50 print and one you clipped from the pages of a magazine.
Greeting Cards & Postcards // I'm also not above using greeting cards which is evident by the Hokusai card on the top shelf and the vintage reproduction National Parks postcards in the four photo frame (both pictured below.) I also framed a print of Pike Place Market and placed it on the mantle. The print is actually a sales flyer from a real estate agency but all the sales propaganda is on the reverse side so it totally works.
DIY // Using Adobe InDesign or Illustrator, I created my own. Check out the tall piece, Only Fish In The Sea, and the four photo frame which includes simple "Oh Darling, Let's Be Adventurers" prints.
Check out these other DIY art projects that I've tackled:
So how do you guys decorate your home with art on the cheap? Do you stoop to my level and steal art or do you just shell out the cash to dress up your walls?