My favorite things I brought home were the picture frames!! If I could go back to that day, I'd have gotten more ~ Dad had literally hundreds of frames to get rid of. I just grabbed a couple that caught my eye. My favorites were two that had a blue, weathered finish and mats inside - one a light blue, one navy blue. Once we got home, I tried a few pictures in them, but couldn't find any that really worked with the color of the frame. What to do?
|this frame had the navy blue mat, duh! The frames themselves are identical...|
Isn't it pretty? I like the bumpy texture and different colors in the burlap. So perfect for summer!
So, now it's on to frame two. While blogsurfing yesterday I saw a frame with pretty scrapbook paper in it being used as a dry erase board. (SO sorry to not remember whose blog I saw that on ~ if it was yours, PLEASE leave a comment so I can give you credit!!) That's what I decided to make.
Since mine had the mat, I decided to leave it in there and put my paper in the middle, like a picture. I used a coordinating seahorse scrapbooking paper. Oh, how I LOVE this!! And it was FREE ~ I had the burlap, the keys, the frame and the glue. It's very summery & pretty!
Here's a not-so-great picture of it, sorry for the bad quality. Try not to look at the mess in my craft room reflected in it, lol!! There's a second picture where I wrote on it so you could see it in action! I love that I will be able to change the paper on a whim ~ back to school paper, Halloween, Fall, Thanksgiving, Christmas ~ the possibilities are ENDLESS! This will be one piece of home decor I'll never tire of. The price? FREE!!! I had the frame, the paper and the dry erase marker.
Hope you liked these easy-to-make wall decor projects!! What are some of your favorite free d.i.y. projects?
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