Monday, July 30, 2012


I was able to complete a few projects this weekend and I am excited to share them with you!  These projects are very simple and unique and anyone can try! 

While visiting a pretty antique shop in my neighborhood, I stumbled across a basket filled with vintage print outs of spectacular paintings.  The images were small and would easily fit inside any matted framework.  Each print was in clear protective sleeve and had its own back-story on the reverse side.  At $5 a pop, I couldn't pass it up!  I chose a picture entitled "The Engagement Ring" and it featured a couple in a garden locked in romantic conversation with one another.   I knew I had a frame at home that the picture would look perfect in! 

Once I was home, I removed the print from the protective sleeve and put it into my matted 8 x 10 frame and...

Done!  That simple and for $5.00 you can't beat it!  I decided it would look nice on a built in shelf that is in our living room.

The detailing on my frame compliments the printed black and white artwork rather nicely in my opinion. FYI, the frame was purchased at a Family Dollar for $5.00 a few years back.

The total project cost $10.00 and maybe 10 minutes of prep work once I got home.  Affordable.  Quick.  Pretty.  Happy.

Can't beat that~ 

NEXT UP!  Have an old frame that you are just not feelin' anymore?  Some interesting prints or artwork just laying around forgotten and unused?  No fear, I have a simple solution and I promise it will be quick and affordable!  Stay tuned!

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