I’m a Do It Yourself lover. I’m not sure if it’s because I’m too cheap to buy the stuff in the stores, or if I like the challenge of a good DIY project. It could be both. I just love being creative and working with my hands. Some of my DIY projects have proved to be extremely time consuming and seem to drag out forever. Take my dining room set for example. I have been working on refinishing it for a year. Yes, you read that right…A YEAR! I’m waiting on the weather to get warm again so I can take them outside and finish the pieces. In the mean time, we live with mismatched pieces and half completed projects. I don’t mind long drawn out projects, but sometimes I just want a project that’s quick and easy. You know, something you can do in 30 minutes and cross it off of the check list. DONE!
I needed some artwork above my couches and really wanted to paint some of those beautiful round ceiling medallions. After drooling over a picture I had pinned on Pinterest, I even went to the store to buy some, until I got there and saw the prices. Umm…NO THANKS! Back to the drawing board.
After sewing some pillows for my couches, I was left with some fabric remnants. Several ideas crossed my mind but I settled on some simple white frames with the fabric inside and I am very pleased with how they turned out.
They really couldn’t have been easier.
I started with some very inexpensive frames that I got at Michaels. I think these were $2 each.
I used the cardboard insert from the frame as a template to cut out the fabric in the perfect shape to fit the frames.
Then, you guessed it, put the fabric into the frames and hung them on the wall in my desired pattern.
Is that simple or what?! I get so many compliments on them and I love how they pull together the color scheme in the room. Sometimes the simplest things give make the biggest impact.
There ya have it. An instant gratification beautiful DIY project. Easy and frugal. Another one marked off of the to-do list…CHECK!
Please excuse the horrid picture.
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