Monday, April 11, 2016

Cheap Art- There’s an App for That!

Real quick, I wanted to show you a framed print/ poster I bought over the weekend.  It was in a really cheap frame with Plexiglas over it. I bought it because it was a copy of Van Gogh painting; Cafe Terrace at Night and I only paid five bucks for it.


Some of you probably wouldn’t have bought it.  I know there are lots more things out there to spend money on; but, taking art this semester and knowing for years that I like his work; I thought it was a small price to pay. Really, I’m in a ARTSY kind of mood, after visiting a museum on Saturday with The Honey.

I had a frame in mind when I got it home and measured it. I also already had a sample jar of Valspar (…we’ll call it Mid-night blue) from the Ooops! paint at shelf at Lowe’s.

I love how it turned out. For now, there isn’t a mat. The name of the museum where the original is housed and the name of the painting and Vincent Van Gogh’s name can be seen on the front. I sort of like that. I’ve left the cheap scruffy plexiglas over it to protect it until I get a glass  replacement. 

What do you think, should I place a mat around it covering the title and other information, or should I leave it and just get a new glass for it.  I also don’t have a permanent spot for it yet. 

I just bought it yesterday using the 5 mile app on my ipad.    I wanted to give that  a try and see how I liked using it. The transaction went pretty smoothly… The Honey went with me to make the deal. It was close and pretty easy? Have you tried it?

If so what are you thoughts on 5 mile? 

My thoughts at the moment are:
  1.  Gee, this app is addictive.
  2. Don’t buy anything else until I sell something.
  3. Gotta check 5 mile and see if there’s anything, I can’t live without! (before it’s gone…sssshhh!)
  4. Don’t tell the Honey… Ooops! he’s addicted too!
Anyway, this is my frame before I painted it ‘midnight blue’.  It was green and covered in dusty doilies… they needed washing anyway. Winking smile


‘Til next time, be blessed.

My grace is sufficient for you; for My Power is made perfect in weakness.
~ 2 Cor. 12:9

inexpensive art makeover
“Cafe Terrace at Night” Vincent Van Gogh (print copy)


Kathy Felsted Usher said...

I would leave it as it is and keep the museum name.

Kris said...

Love it! I have not tried that 5 mile app yet. I know it will be dangerous for me!!
xo Kris

Debbie said...

Just checked out the 5 mile app! Oh my...could be addicting! God bless...

Ann said...

I think I would keep it just the way it is. I like it. I've never heard of the 5 mile app but something tells me I should keep it that way :)

20 North Ora said...

Great project. I did like the doilies in the frame too!


Diane said...

I didn't know about this ap. Interesting. Me, I would leave the text/info, but there is nothing wrong with covering it if that suits you more. Custom mats are not that cheap however. Nice paint job!

Wendy said...

So funny, I live in the Netherlands (The Kroller is a great museum by the way in a beautifull scenery) and have the same picture (poster) hanging in our livingroom. The bad thing is I noticed, seeing yours, that ours is faded badly by the sun.