I am a HUGE believer in, whenever possible, creating your own artwork rather than buying art off the rack. I find it has more meaning to you and is a way of commemorating special moments in your life. It also creates a fantastic conversation point when guests come to visit.
Now, you don’t have to be particularily talented or artisically gifted. You just have to be a little creative.
Here’s an example of how you can take your old record albums and display them in a way that creates a wall of art. Choose albums that mean something to you. As Roger Hodgson of Supertramp fame says “music is the soundtrack to your life” so try to choose albums that have meaning to you.
Another option for displaying your albums is to head out to Michaels or Urban Outfitters and for about $12 each, you can buy 12 X 12 frames designed to hold record albums. Create a wall of them with 8, 10 or 12 depending on the size of the wall and arrange them in a square or rectangle.
If you’ve lost track of your old prized albums, there are tons of used music stores in the city that have an almost endless selection of old vintage albums and as all things eventually do, records albums are making a resurgence and a lot of retailers are starting to sell current artists in LP format in addition to CDs.
All of us have favourite artists and songs that when we hear them take us back to another time and place. Use that as an opporunity to personalize your walls and create one of a kind artwork that will bring a smile to your face everytime you enter the room.
Stay tuned for more ideas on how to create personalized art for your home……………