I think I need to rename my blog 'All things DIY.' When I bought lamps for our bedside tables I actually felt guilty because I hadn't made some instead. I love that feeling of accomplishment I get when I make something using what I have on hand. That is exactly what I did with this wall decor. I may have been a bit impatient posting before I found a place to hang it though.
I needed some decor to prettify (is that a word?) my walls, and it is so expensive to buy that sort of thing. I knew that I could come up with something on my own. I had a frame that housed a not-so-pretty canvas painting, so I removed all that and painted the frame with chalk paint. After that dried, I waxed and distressed it a tiny bit.
I had a purple matte from a friend (thanks Amy!) that ended up fitting perfectly. I painted it with the same chalk paint in old white. I didn't know how well it would go on, but it was perfect. Then, I used some scrapbook paper as my "art"--- it makes me so happy to get those huge books of scrapbook paper at AC Moore. I love to flip through and look at all the different designs. It's definitely the little things that make me happy!
So, I was probably a tad impatient posting this before I hung it up, but I'm pleased with how it turned out! Total cost: $0.00 since I had everything on hand.
|Frame pre-chalk paint and wax|
|Matte before I painted it with chalk paint|
|Wall decor for the master bedroom|