When it comes to mid-century, of course nothing can top an authentic antique. Whether we’re talking furniture, lighting, or even linens, I will always choose “real” over “reproduced.” Yet, that said, actually affording the real deal is often out of reach. Sometimes I have to make do with a budget-friendly reproduction in order to save and save (and then save some more!) for a true antique later on down the road. I don’t really mind—after all, the hunt is half the fun.
So when I caught sight of a cool geometric mid-century print on eBay the other day, the wheels in my head couldn’t help but start turning: “How can I get the look without shelling out all that cash up front?” The results? My handmade DIY Mid-Century Inspired Paint Chip Wall Art Print for eHow. This piece of colorful, shapely art took only about 20 minutes to put together, and since I had all of the supplies on hand and the paint chips cost $0.00 at the hardware store, it was entirely free to make!
Hop through to eHow now to learn how to make your own version of my DIY Mid-Century Paint Chip Print, and then tell me below: what mid-century antique are you dying to add to your own thoughtfully curated collection? Is it out of budget at the moment? If so, don’t give up. In time, you’ll either find the cash to invest, or you might just stumble upon a steal!