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Affordable Art Laura’s Way

Thursday, August 26, 2010 · 1 Comment

My friend Laura Cattano has the best, most ingenious yet simple ideas. She focuses on quality and the basics and boy does it pay off! If you aren’t familiar with this professional organizer/ Martha Stewart-in-training just take a peak at her Apartment Therapy House Tours here and here.

Photo: Apartment Therapy

Laura is on a pretty limited budget and makes it quite clear that when it comes to spending money her (beautiful) wardrobe comes before art. Hey, we all have our priorities! So Laura got crafty and created a few simple pieces of art for her bathroom. Just how much did it cost her??? Oh, a mere $8. Don’t believe me? Well, here’s how she pulled it off…

The small abstract piece is by Jaq Chartier and was clipped out of an art book (no judgment!). The larger black and white striped piece (Miss Cattano loves her black and white!) is actually just a piece of fabric! The frames didn’t cost her anything since she already owned them.

As Laura would undoubtedly agree, original art is ideal but just isn’t an option for her at this time. But her bathroom is proof that even if your budget is basically nil you can still live with interesting art- you may just have to get a bit creative!

Tags: Design · Living w/ Art

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  • 1 laura // Sep 4, 2010 at 10:52 am

    hey kate, thanks for the props. i just did a response post on my blog….

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