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DIY: Impromptu Art

DIY: Impromptu Art

At Remodelista, we love the possibilities a blank wall presents. From adding more book shelving, to creating a collage of family photos, the options are endless. And if you’ve run dry of items to hang, you can always create your own impromptu piece of art. Here are a few do-it-yourself wall decor ideas that inspire us.

Above: Discover your inner Banksy: UK artist Damien Hirst spray-painted an image of a shark on a lobby wall of the Soho House Berlin, putting a chic twist on graffiti.

Above: An entirely new twist on children’s art–and toys. In this Swedish house, via photographer Mark Eriksoon, a child’s skipping rope is used to suspend paintings along a wall.

Above: We always love functional decor. Here, menus displayed on clipboards hung on the wall at Malcolm Davis’s Stable Cafe in San Francisco serve a purpose, but also look great.

Above: Clip on art: At the Ace Hotel in Palm Springs, art hanging from metal binder clips on S hooks decorate white slatted wood paneled walls.

For more DIY art inspiration, check out Remodelista’s posts DIY: Paint Chip Mural, DIY: Instant Frame and Mat from Roseland Greene and DIY: Instant Painted Crate Wall Shelving.


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12:34AM PDT on Jul 26, 2012

Cool :)

9:01AM PDT on Jul 25, 2012

Thank you

4:16PM PDT on Jul 24, 2012

So simple and so elegant.

1:46AM PDT on Apr 11, 2012

Thanks for the information.

8:34AM PST on Feb 15, 2012

Thank you for sharing - I like all of the choices.

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4:51AM PST on Nov 29, 2011

Thanks for the article.

11:54AM PDT on Oct 9, 2011

I love things that are unusual and unique.

6:15AM PDT on Sep 29, 2011

Thanks for the article.

1:47AM PDT on Sep 28, 2011

Keen ideas!

6:34PM PDT on Sep 26, 2011

I love those ideas...thanks!

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