So even though this episode is about where to find unique pieces of art, there’s some legitimately good stuff at Target, and if you’re intimidated by our tips, this is a good place to start:
- Abstract Watercolor Wall Canvas
- Watercolor Abstract Blue
- Crescent Moon Watercolor Diptych
- Floral Print
- Barn Print
- Modern Circular Block Print
But if you want to fall on the other side of the spectrum (the weird one), we suggest hanging found objects among more regular art—like how we used some embroidery floss to mount this hand mannequin from Fishs Eddy to the living room gallery wall. Or how we used a shadow box to turn this little book into a decorative focal point.
If DIY is more your style, try displaying some embroidery. You’ll recognize this pic from the show notes last week. It also includes our paper-framing tip. This blue polka dot paper is from Paper Source, and the frame was from Goodwill. We just painted it with black craft paint.
This paper flower wreath on the gallery wall is also something Jordan crafted.
Displaying friends’ art is one of the easiest ways to get a one-of-a-kind piece. Donnie’s friend Zoe drew this piece in response to a poetry reading Donnie did. He’s also a tattoo artist, and you can check out his work here.
Jordan commissioned this piece from our friend Truj. Find more of her work here.
Donnie commissioned this illustration from our friend CJ. Find more of his work here.
Donnie’s friend Josh either gave him this wood block piece or Donnie stole it.
One of Donnie’s classes gave him this painting as an end-of-year gift, and a simple Michael’s frame makes it a great piece of office art.
Local artists, galleries, and craft fairs often sell prints at very affordable prices. Donnie bought these two Fernando Muñoz prints at La Peña Gallery on a trip to Austin. Find more of his work here.
We bought these postcards from Natchie in DUMBO. In 5×7 frames, they look just like art prints for half the price.
And don’t forget to tag us #donniesdecorcorner if you actually love hanging famous art prints in your home.