A couple of months ago I posted before and after pictures of my
guest bedroom. Though I’m happy with the main wall, the other side of the room is a bit boring. So now, my after picture becomes my before picture.
I wanted to make a frame wall, so I started collecting frames. Really random ones.
Then, while shopping at HomeGoods, I found these place mats. They’re felt-ish and I started thinking about all the things I could do with them and my random frames.
I didn’t look at some of the frames very closely before I bought them (at 90% off you snatch and grab!)….
turns out some of them were NOT meant to come apart.
My little helper did his arts and crafts while I did mine. Okay, that’s a lie. He colored for long enough for me to take this picture then started munching on the crayons. I then proceeded to spend way too long picking wax pieces out from between his teeth. I know, he looks so innocent….
Here’s what I came up with!
Here are the frames individually….they look a little different than the before pictures!
This next one deserves some explanation. It is a birthday card that I sent to my husband when he was in Afghanistan. On the inside it says “It’s your birthday, so take it easy. RELAX. Wear a bucket on your head. Whatever.” When I read it in the store I thought it was hilarious. My husband thought the same thing (when he got it in the mail months later). He said no one else thought it was funny. So the question is….who here has the terrible sense of humor?
Total cost was about $10. The frames were dirt cheap and everything else I had on hand. The placemats were the most expensive at $8, but since I only used one I’m only counting it as $2 (I’ll use the rest somewhere else). My blog, my rules!
Since the guest room was a pre-blog project I don’t have any pictures of it in progress. Trust me when I say that every item in this room could be its own post! Here are the before and after pictures…I wanted this room to have a totally different color scheme and design than the rest of my house, and it certainly does!
and the after!
Update: Here is the link to the updated frame wall.