|Look beyond the faded prints at second hand sources.|
It's the frame, the glass, and the mat that's worth upcycling.
Yes, I am wearing a tape measure.
You’re planning to move. That costs.
You’ve made repairs and updates to your home. That costs.
You may have bills from painters, carpet cleaners, electricians, carpenters and a storage company.
I’m here to make suggestions for where you can find art that is inexpensive but will still make your home look great.
|This is the kind of bargain you love to find at a garage sale because |
the stretches alone are worth much more than $1.50 .
|Black and white photographs are always tasteful in a staged home. |
Find them at Art.com. I usually order prints
unframed and frame them myself. It's not difficult.
Even small town libraries often have a selection of reproductions that you can take home for a month or more.
You won’t have a valuable masterpiece, and you can’t keep it forever, but you might go home with a reproduction of a beautiful 18th century landscape painting, or a print of a cubist still life, all ready for hanging in your staged home.
|What you'll discover at libraries is framed reproductions of |
paintings by well-known artists, like this
pleasant scene that would help the style of a staged room.