This post has been edited. I couldn't look at the project below on my wall for another minute. I love it in theory, and it works in the craft room...but somethings you just can't change. Things like YOUR self. My entire house is decorated in shades of blue, gray, and neutrals. The color seen below was stressing me out!
I've been looking for something to occupy the space of the guest bed in my craft room. Honestly, my craft desk used to occupy space in the guest room, but times have changed around here and I've got to say I like it! Anyway, this room has gone through many changes, and I was very unsatisfied by how dark the room still felt. How was I supposed to be creative in such a drab space? So, I set out to remedy this situation, using what Kari had discovered.
We mounted this, with 3M poster strips I had lying around, above the headboard.
Next, I had to make a frame. I had planned on thrifting to purchase a giant old frame, but came up empty handed. ( I have to say for all that Goodwill offers, paying $39.75 for a giant frame there seemed a little steep to me still.) So, I had my husband cut some cheap chair rail for me into 3 foot strips. He used a table saw to cut the corners at a 45 degree angle.
Next, all I needed to do was paint them the perfect cool blue, to go along with every other accent in my house. Perhaps it is getting a little monochromatic around here, hmmm?
When the frame was complete, I cut burlap strips from some left over scraps, and hot glued them to the back of the frame.
Being the non-committal, A-type personality that I am, I have some mixed feelings about the results. So, let's lay out the pro's and con's and see what you think. (SO VERY non-commital, hence the re-post!)
-It's big, and I LOVE big!
-Burlap ribbons make me happy!
-I'm in love with Martha Stewart, and now I get to be inspired by her everyday!
-I get to use a lot of exclamation points while posting this blog! yay!
-The frame can change forms a million times, and still be a worthwhile project!
-I got to recycle magazines!
-It's a lot of color. (Is that a con? Most of the things in my home are shades of blue, gray and something VERY neutral?
-It is not very sophisticated, and I am not generally that whimsical...hmm...
-I keep imagining the frame filled with one of my wreaths or some super cute silhouette plates. Now I am questioning whether or not I made the right choice going the graphic right?
Ohwell, for now I am just going to think I like it and be happy that my husband is too. (That DID NOT work out for me so well!) We can brainstorm later (aka, problem solved, for now!) Let's just check out what other great inspirations are floating out there in crafty world here.