So, 5 frames for $5, and one was $3…I’d say I did pretty good, huh? As you can see they were an assortment of colors, so I picked up some Krylon Fusion spray paint in white. This is pretty important. If you have even a glimmer of doubt that your frames are 100% wood, this paint will save you from lots of dripping and bubbling. In my case, I knew I that Mr. $3 was solid wood, but I also had 2 metal ones and 2 plastic ones. So the Fusion spray paint covered all of my bases. It’s a little more (like $4.50), but completely worth doing the job right.
On the left side of the window you may recognize:
1. That recovered mirror from our bedroom. I really felt like it would fit better in Greta’s room. Those mirrors have been in our room since we got married, and before that they were in my bedroom when I was single. I was overdue for a change and now we are dreaming up some art for above our bed.
2. The silhouette below the mirror from this project.
3. The painting of the mama deer I did before Greta was born.
4. The adorable fabric I finally found a use for! I used the $3 frame from DI to show off the cutesy fabric-turned-art.
On the right side of the wall, you may recognize:
1. Another one of the mirrors from our bedroom.
2. The baby deer painting I did before Greta was born.
3. The graphic Gs typography project.
I also hung:
4. The three ultrasounds we got when I was preggers.
5. A colored pencil drawing I did when I was a junior in high school.
Overall, I am uber-pleased with all of the color that it added to her room, not to mention interest. I also like how every thing hung is something I created. Maybe one day Greta will even appreciate that.