I love so many styles. When it comes to clothing, decorating, really anything, I feel drawn to so many different looks that it is hard for me to nail down what my style really is. My whole house is in the middle of a baby make-over, and I am excited to change the living room to a more shabby chic look, with an eclectic flare. This wall has been evolving and changing over the last year, and the final piece to hang was the picture frame with our little boy’s ultrasound pic (thats right…it’s a BOY!!!). I feel like it was the perfect final touch to my eclectic wall…and here are the details of how it has come to be.
Of course you could go out and buy random things to put on your wall, but being the crafter that I am I was inspired to make my own artwork for the wall, and mix it up with some great deals from the local Salvation Army. (Disclaimer: it really is our baby, we did not pick him out at the thrift store) The green frame was $1.50 (I love when thrift stores have 50% off days, makes this DIY’er giddy all over) and the silver plate is just that, I believe it was around $3.00.
I love all the different textures, soft colours, and joy that this wall brings me. Here are some of the DIY’s…
I bought these canvas’ at Michaels (but have also seen them at the dollar store – score!!) I simply stamped my quote on the canvas, and the great thing is, if I didn’t like the placement of a letter, I was able to wipe off the ink with a wet paper towel and re-stamp over top. I hot glue gunned the string to the back of the canvas’ to attach them together. Canvas.Stamp.Art. Simple and easy.
I used the same size canvas and with a little tape, ruler, paint and paintbrush made my own chevron print. I fell in love with Chevron about a year ago, and so far this is the only thing that has made its way into our house. Some really cute baby bedding has caught my eye though, so I am hoping it pops up more here and there. You can see that the paint bled, which I don’t mind the softer lines, and my measurement wasn’t perfect – but hey that is ok. It’s uhh, how I wanted it…ahem…yeah.
The white frame with the lace is simply just that. A white frame with a piece of lace hot glued to the back. My walls are slightly off white so the white of the lace stands out just the right amount.
And finally, you can find my full tutorial of the picture transferred onto wood here in an old segment called ‘I Wood’.