A few weeks ago I posted pics of the amazing revamp over at the restaurant 7 Central in Manchester, MA. I promised to break down some of the projects in there more specifically, and today I’m talking inexpensive nautical artwork! I firmly believe that adding artwork to any wall instantly makes it feel like a cozy, inviting and finished space. For the restaurant, we had lots of walls, but not so much left in the budget. The goal for the space was to create an updated, cool, but nautical feeling environment…. obviously the artwork needed to reflect this. The original space had lots of old wooden 3D pieces but they ultimately felt somewhat cluttered and haphazard. So… naturally we DIYd it!
Back in February, I posted about an exciting new project… a restaurant. I’m a sucker for a challenge so of course I said ‘totes mcgotes’ and it’s been full speed ahead ever since! Now that the space is looking 90% improved, I can share the name and the details… 7 Central is in picturesque Manchester, MA. It’s the perfect spot for both upscale dining in the rear portion of the restaurant as well as casual pub fare in the sunny front room. They have an upstairs event space and nightly entertainment… long story short, this place is a hub in the community. Problem was, it needed some love. Lots and lots of love.
For the restaurant redesign, we had a budget of like $300 for artwork. Yep… alllllll the artwork. I’ll share more about whether we achieved that goal later in the month, but wanted to give you a fun tutorial on how I made these graphic and colorful prints. Spoiler alert: it was stupid simple.