It all started with a trip to a thrift store. As I was searching through the picture frames I came across a huge window. Originally I thought I’d put a collage of pictures in it but it was really heavy! So heavy that I was worried that it wouldn’t stay on the wall and while it was cheap ($5) I really didn’t want to deal with a broken window in the house.
Of course, that didn’t stop me from buying it!
Once I got it into the house I carried it around looking for a spot to put it
and I landed on the mantel.
While I liked that big frame, it just wasn’t right for this picture so I wasn’t sad to take it down.
Then I felt like this wall wasn’t balanced so I rounded up some frames and pictures and put them up to the right of the fireplace. (that green frame won’t stay, it’s just a place holder until I find a black one.)
Then I added a framed letter to the mirror, scrap of wall paper and picture of my dad.
I bought 10 of these frames about a year ago from Target. The price was right, even if the color wasn’t.
Since it was gorgeous outside today I set up an area to spray paint in the back yard and these got two coats of oil rubbed bronze.
Then above the fireplace I made a little sign.
I really thought that everyone had perfect penmanship and could freehand signs like this. After some Googling I discovered the trick:
Chalk. I printed out what I wanted on my sign, turned it over and rubbed chalk all over the back of the paper, flipped it back over and traced the letters. Seriously, so easy. Then I just filled in the letters with craft paint.
And then it was done!