Andy Warhol inspired chair pop art

{I have been glued to the TV all evening watching the hurricane coverage. It’s heart wrenching to watch. Ben and I (and our chicklets) lived in Long Branch, New Jersey for a year in 2008 so I have a special place in my heart for Jersey and its shore. Watching it get slammed with this terrible storm is just awful. And poor New York City. I cry every time I see more footage of Battery Park. I feel like Jersey and New York are my homes away from home. I hope everyone affected by this awful storm stays safe, dry, and warm. Please know I am thinking about you guys and crying for you.}

A long time ago I made four canvas art pieces as a nod to Andy Warhol. I love his abstract and quirky art.

I’ve wanted to frame the art for a long time, but frames aren’t cheap, and I always had other places I wanted to spend my limited funds. Fortunately I lucked out and found the perfect frames for less than $3 each at Michael’s. I didn’t know you could buy frames that cheap – especially frames that are 11×14.

I laid out my canvas art pieces on top of each frame to test how they would look. They fit perfectly.

I really like the look of them on top of the glass (as opposed to behind the glass).

I opened each frame and removed the little strip of paper with the info and upc code on it. Turns out the mats had been badly faded and were whiter where the little strip of paper was. It was an easy fix though, I just tured the mat around.

Once the mats were put back in the frame I decided to attach the canvases on top of the glass. To do so I just used box tape on the back of each mat and then stuck them directly to the glass.

You can see how they pop off the glass a little giving a more 3-dimensional look. Also, I was afraid the glass might put a glare on each chair, so by adding the canvas to the top of the glass I minimized any glare.

I really love how the art looks on my shelves in our dining room.

I gave you guys a sneak peek of my Andy Warhol inspired art when I showed you my new cow painting:

I like the chair art because I feel like it’s kind of funky and weird and quirky. I like to add a splash of weirdness to each room in my home just to infuse more of my personality into it. And the chair part of the art itself just works because chairs and dining rooms seem to go together.

Now I can check Project #5 off that to-do list I made last year (and still haven’t finished). Baby steps.

What specific things have you done to your home to infuse your own personality into it? It doesn’t have to be weird or quirky, just something that is very uniquely you.


     
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Comments

  1. I love the idea of putting the pictures on top of the glass, so great.

  2. I love your dining room. It makes me smile. The chair art looks great, but I have to admit, I’m really in love with your cow! She’s beautiful.

  3. I love it!! How did you find frames that cheap! You can’t even find cheap frames at the GW anymore.
    We’ve been saying prayers for the East Coast. It’s so sad. I feel so awful. We ( well, as a Texan born and raised by the coast) are used to that but them, it’s just awful.

  4. Love those! We used to have two chair prints that we got as a wedding present (they were from Pier 1, if I remember right). I think we got rid of them before our move from Boston, and I’m still kicking myself. There’s something very appealing about pictures of chairs, for some reason!

  5. What a perfect project for a post-Sandy day. Your cow painting is absolutely delightful. He makes me smile whenever he is featured. Also, thank you for your kind words for us NJ’ers. We had to evacuate our Cape May home. We don’t know what we will find but we have spoken with all of our neighbors and they are safe. Thank you for the cheerful post.

  6. Adorable! I love cheap and fun art work! I have a list too, but it is sllllllooooowww going!

    I grew up on the Outer Banks (NC) and have been watching with heartbreak too. We’ve said lots and lots of prayers for ALL of our coastal friends. It’s devastating for sure! hope your friends are all safe!

  7. I have those same chair decals! They are bare on my dining room walls, but I have been planning to frame them. I just haven’t been able to find frames!

  8. OMG! I absolutely LOVE them! They are so fun!

  9. I love these, Allison!

    Have a “Crazy Beautiful” day!!

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