Is 'Keep Calm' so over?

by DIY Maven

Keep Calm (Red) Premium Giclee Print

Several weeks ago I came across a random post on some interior design website that shall remain nameless that featured an image of a perfectly acceptable decor which contained a 'Keep Calm and Carry On' poster. In amongst the comments to the post, there were quite a few that deemed the vintage propaganda image, and I quote, 'So over.' For several reasons, I find this

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Hardware Store Decor: DIY Frame Project for Posters and Art

by Chris Gardner

To celebrate the release of Make It! Hardware Store Decor, we decided to look back into the Curbly archives to find some great hardware store-inspired posts. First stop, this Curbly video showing you how to make an easy and inexpensive custom poster frame.

Hardware Store Decor: DIY Frame Project for Posters and Art

An attractive frame for artwork always beats thumbtacks or the sticky stuff, but custom jobs at the framing shop come with sky-high prices, often more than you paid for that wonderful screen print from Etsy or the perfect vintage concert tour poster. So, skip the frame shop altogether, and head to the hardware store for this easy and customizable DIY to protect and showcase your favorite pieces.

Don't dig on the industrial look of the exposed plywood? No worries. Just cut your substrate to the same size as your art, and you're as clean and contemporary as can be.

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Make Your Own Pixelated Portrait from Paint Chips.

by Chris Gardner

Make Your Own Pixelated Portrait from Paint Chips.

Earlier this month, Apartment Therapy Chicago featured a home with a pixelated portrait of Lincoln, which the owners created "by pixelating a photo and boiling it down to 9 shades of gray (both done in Photoshop). [Then they] built the canvas, gridded it off in 2 inch squares, and mixed the different shades of paint. At that point it basically became a paint by number."

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Then, some clever AT reader took the approach, and recreated the aesthetic...

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How to: Make an Easy and Inexpensive DIY Frame for Posters and Art (Video Tutorial)

by Chris Gardner

An attractive frame for artwork always beats thumbtacks or the sticky stuff, but custom jobs at the framing shop come with sky-high prices, often more than you paid for that wonderful screen print from Etsy or the perfect vintage concert tour poster.

So, skip the frame shop altogether, and head to the hardware store for this easy and customizable DIY to protect and showcase your favorite pieces.

How to: Make an Easy and Inexpensive DIY Frame for Posters and Art (Video Tutorial)

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The World's Most Expensive Movie Poster

by DIY Maven

World’s most expensive movie poster

Does the robot in this poster look familiar? It should; it inspired George Lucas's C-P3O. Promoting Fritz Lang's 1927 film "Metropolis", the poster, sold at auction back in 2005 by the Austrian National Library, brought in an impressive $690,000. Why so spendy? The movie is considered a masterpiece and only 3 other copies of the poster are known to exist. Its art deco fabulousness doesn't hurt either!

If you're groovin' on the image but are...

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E is for Eames

by Lilybee

This poster rather occupies the space between curbly and weebabystuff, sure it's an alphabet poster, but WHAT an alphabet poster.

 

created on: 11/19/08

While most of us are pretty familiar with our ABC's it's nice to have a visual reminder of our Aalto, Bertoia and Castiglioni's complete with a silhouette of their iconic pieces.

The handprinted poster measures 11" x 17" and will set you back a very reasonable $35 find it here

 

 

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How to Save Big Bucks at the Frame Shop Part 1

by DIY Maven

How to Save Big Bucks at the Frame Shop Part 1

Have you ever noticed that–oftentimes–framing your new fabulous print/poster costs ten times as much as the print/poster itself? After suffering from this phenomenon for too many years I finally figured out what I was doing wrong. I was buying my prints FIRST and then framing them AFTER. What I SHOULD have been doing is using the frames I already have and finding print images to fit their openings.

Re-use Your Frames

Okay, we all know this, but...

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