Design

Do-it-yourself cloud artwork

Since Alex and I are giving our bedroom a makeover, we’ve been thinking about new artwork. Well, this is genius: Amber took her a snapshot of clouds and then blew it up on glossy poster paper for $30. Then she framed it in an IKEA Ribba frame. The whole project cost less than $60, and it’s gorgeous! Double thumbs up! I’m super inspired.

(Photos by Amber Interiors, via Little Green Notebook)

  1. Team have blog about alexis texas ass! Anyway, in my language, there usually are not a lot good source like this.

  2. This is a fantastic idea!! I have one empty wall that has tormented me for years and this is the perfect solution. Already know what photo I’m going to use – a favorite from Piemonte that has the bluest sky and clouds that are so puffy they look fake.

  3. LOVE IT! one of my friends took a beautiful photo of the clouds above the field we got married in last july. i’m gonna do just this and hang it over our bed!

  4. Love this idea! I have a huge art wall in my apartment that I’m always changing around… this may have to be my next project!

  5. Yes, I am feeling better today. Try to reuse old frames is all I’m sayin’.

    If your camera doesn’t have a good enough resolution, try photoshop it with a grainy filter – THis will give the effect of having been taken with an analog camera. And remember, people won’t be looking at it up close anyway, it will look fine from five feet away.

    And I don’t wanna hear anyone complaining about not having any clouds in the sky! Winter is coming too soon here, I’m jealous!

  6. You’ve inspired me but there is not one cloud in the sky today, it’s the most gorgeous day we have had all year ! Maybe tomorrow…….

  7. This is amazing! such GOOD IDEA!

  8. how absolutely beautiful! Just the other day, I was thinking of how a little bit more bright blue would behoove our living room– definitely going to do this now! Might actually splurge on a canvas print. Thank you for sharing, Jo (as always) : )

  9. MG says...

    This is genius!

  10. I was going to blow up a cloud shot for my living room. I never get bored photographing and staring at them . . .

  11. I love that idea! Do you know of any companies that will print extra extra large? I love it!

  12. Thanks for the LOVE everyone…even you Tom! Everyone I bought my rug on e-bay. Please contact me if your interested in creating this look in your own home. I am a blogger by hobby interior designer by trade so I am for hire! Make sure to check out my other projects and rooms here…
    http://www.amberinteriordesign.blogspot.com

  13. what a fun rug! where did you find it?!

  14. oh, tom, i hope you feel better today! and dina, thank you!! that is so sweet!

  15. We should all use our own photography to decorate our homes…. They say who we really are.

    Di

  16. Just realised you only want nice comments… Get your shit together!

    Do you put these thoughts up here and assume no one will ever criticise? Good way to develop as a person right?

    That is all.

  17. While we’re at it, this is not new. As long as it inspires you I guess…

  18. Yah, Ikea need more money. Not enough decent frames kickin about as it is? What about recycling?

    This is a petty thing to get angry about, but you have lots of followers… Promote sustainability!

    From NotahippyIswear

  19. dear Joanna, i just want to say you are wonderful! you make me smile every day:)

  20. the rug is gorgeous!

  21. I love how bright and simple the cloud artwork is! When it’s rainy and gloomy outside you can still see clear blue skies!

  22. Great idea! I love personalized art work. I have a friend who went around and took pictures of the street signs for every street she lives on. Then she blew them up to 8×10 and framed them in rows on a blank wall. It looked so nice and personalized.

  23. I love it! I definitely want to do something similar now. :]

  24. This is brilliant! I have a wall with a gallery style arrangement of artwork & photos, and I have one huge frame that’s been empty forever since I haven’t decided what to put in it. This cloud artwork just gave me a bunch of new & exciting ideas :) Thank you!

  25. What a great idea – it’s like getting an extra window in your room AND it’s always a great view (even on the rainy days)!

  26. what a great idea!
    so cheap and easy!

    lislovely.blogspot.com

  27. I am so doing this…this weekend, as soon as it’s sunny again. Thanks.

  28. I am in the process of redecorating my apartment and this is one of the things that I’ve been thinking about doing as well. :)

  29. OH my goodness. That is beautiful. Thanks for the idea!!!

    fitRN.blogspot.com

  30. OHhh, I like it! I’m all about the apartment/house DIY. I wanted some sort of solar system theme in my hallway or bedroom, and it’s so easy to find high resolution photos on the web, and have them re-printed for cheap. Then, just find a frame! Same thing with the clouds, great idea… and then when people compliment it, you can say “oh, yeah, we did that ourselves!” Or, “I did it myself!” haha

  31. it almost looks like you’re gazing out a window at a gorgeous summer sky! love it.

  32. Anonymous says...

    Beautiful and relaxing!!!!!!

  33. I don’t know where my head is…I think I just left my comment for this post on a completely random post that I now can’t find. Sheesh. What I said there was, I can’t wait to do this myself after being inspired when I first saw the project on LGN. I am keeping my DSLR with me at all times to capture a worthy subject!

  34. So simple and pretty! and it makes the room look like day time all the time!

  35. BOOKMARKING! For my nursery.

  36. What a simple but gorgeous idea! Love it! Some wonderful inspiration for a bright and airy room!

  37. Oooh, lovely!
    My family uses a lot of the woodcut Bread & Puppet posters in our house as artwork, if you wanted another idea…

    windeater.blogspot.com

  38. Oh my goodness! That is such a great idea. I’m obsessed with trees. I think it would look neato to do the same thing of a Spring tree in bloom. Might just have to do it! Thanks for sharing. :)

    Mandy

    http://www.thecreativelife1.blogspot.com

  39. This would be great with any self taken photo!

  40. Kelly R says...

    Excellent idea!!!

  41. You can get posters made for even cheaper at Sam’s Club. I think they’re about $18.

  42. I love taking pictures of the sky! So serene. :) Also, I think that is a great decorating idea-especially when it is inexpensive. That’s always a plus!

  43. Cloud-tastic!

    A wonderful representation of…
    “Smart Art”.

    Cheers!

  44. Thats a really great idea!! :) I’ve blown up other stuff before..photos of family, inanimate objects – but this actually looks like artwork! Thanks for the DIY tip!

    xx G

    Look who’s Wearing (LwW)

  45. Love your dining room!!

    xxLily
    goldandgray.com

  46. Great idea!

    Good luck with the makeover, can’t wait to see the result!

    X
    MENNEPEN

  47. I love love love this idea! Making your real life into art makes it so much more meaningful. I think it would remind me to appreciate the little things in life that often go overlooked.

  48. Oh… I commented yesterday but now its gone :( was I spammed? ha ha… Love the cloud idea – I have a really funking cloud picture I took 2 springs ago (which seems like forever ago!).
    meagan@ the row house nest

  49. Very cool. Love it.

  50. aj says...

    Is it strange I can’t stop staring at the pillows?? hahah.

    <3
    aj

  51. I LOVE that idea! I wish my camera was good enough that I could blow the pictures up that large! I’d love to have art in my house and be able to tell people, “Yup, I took that picture!” =)

    And They Lived Happily Ever After…

  52. I love when people hang their own art at home and that clouds photo is dreamy. Btw: that whole room is amazing too! Kisses, Joanna

  53. Pretty pretty. I want that rug too!

  54. GORGEOUS!

  55. Not only is the photograph beautiful – but I love how elements of it are echoed in the blue and white Ikat pillows and the sheep skin throws.

    Becca