Need artwork suggestions for a blank kitchen wall

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I have a large blank wall directly behind my kitchen table. I'm trying to come up with a simple (I'm not that handy) but creative diy idea for some type of art to hang there. (sorry, no picture at the moment). Since there is a chair that's in use along that wall it has to be something that will lay flat against the wall. Any ideas??? Thanks

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  • Vickie Raymond Vickie Raymond on Mar 20, 2018
    There are many high-quality vinyl murals available, on line, that could be customized to your specific style/need
    • De De on Mar 25, 2018
      Thanks! I jist checked it out. Was surprised to see how affordable they were. Definitely going to see if there’s something suitable for a kitchen!
  • GrandmasHouseDIY GrandmasHouseDIY on Mar 20, 2018
    Hi Dawn, I just painted over a couple of canvas prints I no longer liked and applied some vinyl wall stickers to them that I purchased on Amazon. it was really easy and fun!
  • Johnavallance82 Johnavallance82 on Mar 20, 2018
    Try a big Mirror - Cut out of magazines all sorts of things or colours you like and stick them to a board. Otherwise draw a Doodle and see what you can colour in with sharpies or stick fabric...........
  • Sharon Sharon on Mar 20, 2018
    you could hand tapestry also!
    • De De on Mar 25, 2018
      Ty. I think that’s way beyond my abili though!
  • Christy Christy on Mar 20, 2018
    Get an old window, refinish the wood, and put either different photos with the same theme in each pane, or take one large print (whatever the size of the window is), trim it in squares or rectangles to fit in the panes, and make your own "view".
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    • Christy Christy on Mar 25, 2018
      If you have a Re-Store near you, check there. They had a bunch at one near me and they were only $2!
  • Mogie Mogie on Mar 20, 2018
    Depends what you are into. Have a friend who uses his laser cutter to make metal animals cutouts. Another friend who is into carving and his walls are adorned with that. I like photography and have pictures taken over the years on the wall. My sister-in-law is into frogs and has frog everything. Some people collect stuff when they visit the ocean (like sea shells), others frame pretty squares of material. The list is endless.
  • Rosalie Rogers Rosalie Rogers on Mar 20, 2018
    Check out Amazon.com for wall decor and you will find more than you bargained for, depending on what you want to pay. All kinds of ideas too on Google.
  • Fiddledd224 Fiddledd224 on Mar 20, 2018
    How about painting the wall with chalkboard paint so you can write the days' menus on it? Or some inspirational words for your family? Or draw a calendar or "To Do" list? Or grocery list? See how handy this can be?
    • De De on Mar 25, 2018
      hi. Ty. I though about this but since it is behind the kitchen table it is not that accessavle to use on a daily basis. While I like the idea of chalkboard paint I just feel that its a little messy looking when written on in the kitchen Since you pass through my kitchen to get to my living room and its very open to the living room I like the kitchen to have very clean lines to it.
  • Lisa S. Lisa S. on Mar 25, 2018
    Take a trip through your local thrift store. Lots of paintings even real paintings and watercolors for under $20.00. This includes frame and all. When you get tired of it, donate it back...
  • Jana Jana on Mar 25, 2018
    Hang a quilt with a great, colorful pattern
  • Fiddledd224 Fiddledd224 on Mar 25, 2018
    Dawn,
    Funny you should say you didn't want messy.... I didn't either. But I painted a large section of my kitchen wall with chalkboard paint and framed it out with crown moulding that matches my ceiling trim. It not only looks tailored and beautiful (and neat!) but it is a magnet for guests who want to leave messages and well wishes when they visit. It has both clean lines and character!
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