I love cheap art. It's no secret around here! It works out since we don't really have a decorating/art budget. So my latest venture was to take a pack of cheap IKEA prints (I know, I know...do I ever shop anywhere else? No. The answer is no.) and kick them up a bit. They were black and white prints with a baked goods theme--perfect for our kitchen. I used my kids' water color set (the cheapo kind from Target or Wal-Mart that has 7 or 8 basic colors) and tried to make them look a little more than 'cheap IKEA prints'.
I spent maybe ten minutes on the project and after they dried, I taped them to white copy paper and used some plain wood frames that I already had and that was it:
I'd take a picture of the entire kitchen so that you could see how these fit in with everything...but I only have a few minutes of 'quiet time' (formerly known as 'nap time') so you'll just have to wait on that ;)
So they won't have me winning any awards.....but they do brighten up the kitchen (which with the dark granite, backsplash and floors the space can use all the help it can get!). They also make it a little less serious (I'm doing my best to stay away from the word 'whimsy'........ugh, if I hear that word one more time......;).