Wednesday, July 2, 2008

I've been framed!

So I saw this lovely photo of a cupcake shop over at Armelle blog, and instantly had an idea. What if I went to one of the local hardware stores, got them to color match my new duvet, and painted and hung some empty frames above my new headboard in the same color blue?

Or, my other favorite color is the tuscan orange. What about frames in this color?

I don't know. If I'm going for a calm, peaceful feel, I might want to stick with the blue. Either way, I'm excited about this because it's fairly cheap and easy. I mean all I have to do is collect a bunch of old frames (thrift store finds), and then get the paint and vwhalla! So even if I end up not liking it, I didn't really spend a ton on the project.

Man, I have so many ideas. Here is a cute DIY tutorial for a jewelry holder, from Whip Up. I am thinking of making a rather large one to put as my entryway right when you walk in the door to hold my keys and etc.

I ran across this photo today on Mixed Plate and laughed as I related instantly.
I love to create stuff and attempt projects but with the way the economy is these days and being on such a budget that I feel as if I can't even afford a trip to the local art supply store. These days it seems you have to either chose between if you'd rather eat that week or pay for gas.

::images via Armelle Blog, Apartment Therapy, Whip Up, Mixed Plate::


Adina said...

Love the frames idea. Also love the jewelery/keys holder idea. I think your new place is going to look so great!!

Anonymous said...

I LOVE the frames. What a great idea! I may have to steal that idea if I find we have annoyingly empty wall space when we get settled.