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Past + Present = Easy Art

In so many aspects of life, it’s important to find a way to balance past and present – whether in your relationships, your wardrobe (still waiting for the right moment to break out my scardigan), or your home.

Our house is a few months shy of being a centurion, so I try to respect its age while maintaining a semi-modern style. This very easy $15/15 minute DIY art piece is a great example of how past and present can be a perfect pair.

Wall up close 2

Here’s what I did…

  • Norrlida Frame from Ikea, $9.99
  • Adhesive Putty (the stuff you used to hang Pink Floyd/Maroon 5/Jackson Galaxy posters in your dorm; I don’t know what you’re into)
  • Vintage Stereoscopic prints. I found these for $1 each in an antique store in Lewes, DE when my husband and I went there to tour the phenomenal Dogfish Head Brewery.

Group 3

{stereoscopic cards}

Norrlida Frame                 Putty

{Ikea frame}                                           {poster putty}

I bought a dozen cards because I knew I wanted to use them, I just wasn’t sure how. Of the dozen, I picked five cards with clean edges and bright borders to place in the frame. Because the cards vary a bit in size, I opted against measuring the distance between each one and just eye-balled it. Next, I used the putty to affix each card to the black background that came with the Ikea frame. Then, I closed the frame and hang it on the wall.


That’s it. Literally $15 and literally 15 minutes for wall decor that’s one-of-a-kind.

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