I just have to share the latest addition to my family room. It was an easy DIY art project and the results make me clap and squeal. I’m writing a tutorial, but I couldn’t wait another minute to show you the finished results. Tutorial tomorrow.
The back wall of my family room is big and it needs big artwork. For the winter, I had a beautiful canvas photograph of a winter scene. But it couldn’t stay through spring and summer. So I needed a thrifty idea for a BIG piece of artwork.
I was inspired by a piece of artwork in the background of a picture in a Pottery Barn Christmas catalog. Do you do that? Sometimes the best ideas come from the things that aren’t for sale.
One day as I was wandering through The Home Depot, I came across this pretty ceramic tile and I knew it would be perfect for my project. It was $2.50 for each 12″x12″ tile, so it was perfect and cheap. Two of my favorite things. I wanted the artwork to be 36″x36″, so I needed 9 tiles total.
It would have been awesome to use some stunning glass tile, but at $9.50/square foot (minimum), that was way too spendy for me.
If you know how to lay ceramic tile, then you can do this project. If not, I’ll show you tomorrow. It really was easy…and good practice for a real tiling project I have in mind. The tile is mounted onto a piece of plywood, so the finished artwork is HEAVY.
This artwork was exactly what the family room needed. Stay tuned tomorrow when I’ll give you the blow-by-blow details.
You can still link up to DIY Day this week to be entered for 1 of 5 (!!!) gift cards from The Home Depot!