Wednesday, April 13, 2011

some diy

I have seen lots of cute ornate painted frames around blogland and have been on the search for similar frames for myself for the past 4 or 5 months. I have been looking at yard sales, thrift stores and markets and the few I had seen were too expensive. Now I wish I had been to more of those places when we lived in the US.

Anyway I finally found it... in a store! It was huge and ugly looking, but the price was right and I could see the potential.

Even when my kids saw it they said "nice frame" and when I said "don't you like the picture too" they looked at me trying to figure out if I was serious.

So here is the before:

I took it all apart and painted it all white. I found a message board the perfect size and covered it in fabric I had leftover from when I 'wallpapered' fabric onto the wall between two windows in our living room (using starch, I made my own with cornflour) and here is a photo I have shown of this wall.

After putting it all back together, minus the glass, I added a few pushpins and a cute little garland. I love the way it turned out:

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