I finally finished a craft/décor project last week that I’m embarrassed to say has been two years in the making.
When you enter our house you pop right into the living room facing a large wall. Until two summers ago it featured your standard photo collage of about 14 photos in similar black frames and white mats. Very 2006, I know. Though my husband loved it, I was sick of it. On a whim I pulled down the frames, filled the house and repainted the wall, getting ready for something else. Only I wasn’t sure what that something else should be.
At a garage sale I found a bunch of ornate, old wooden frames. I brought them home, pulled out the photos and paintings.
Then I painted them a glossy white. I hung them on the wall with the intention of putting the kids artwork into them.
Except I never did. I think for a while one of the frames had a solitary tacked up kids colouring sheet. I never got around to matting their artwork or cutting it into the appropriate shape for the frames.
Last summer a friend was clearing her house out to move, and gave me of pretty fabrics from her. I used some of it for my jewellery holder, but had plenty left. This spring I finally selected my coordinating favourites, glued them onto bristol board cut to size, and attached them into the frames. Then I hung them up. Instant love!
I like the pop of colour and how I don’t have to feel guilty every single time I walk into my house. Even my husband likes them (though he still prefers the photos).