Monday, January 24, 2011

Frames, Fabric & Fun

I thought I'd use some alliteration in the title since the 5th graders just wrapped up their poetry unit, and I have a zillion poetry terms fresh in my mind.

I found a few fame displays out here in blog land (check them out here and here) and wanted to give it a whirl myself. So, my hunt for frames began. I did not want to spend a lot of money and was ready to plow through the clearance racks. Are you ready for some crazy finds? I bought...
  • 1 frame from T J Maxx on clearance for $2.00
  • 2 frames from Michaels, $1.00 each
  • 2 frames from Salvation Army, $1.50 each

5 frames for $6.00. Crazy. I lightly sanded each frame and painted them all a dark gray.

I wanted to add some color to the walls (without actually painting) so I added some colorful fabric to each frame. It took me a while (a good 25 minutes) to find fabrics that were cohesive but not too matchy matchy. Here's what I found...

 I cut out the fabric to fit each frame. I tried multiple arrangements on the floor before deciding which one I liked the best.

I got all the fabrics for $6.36. This project was fun from start to finish.
Grand total: $12.36

Now that's what I call High Style on a Small Budget!

Can't wait for you to see them in action (by that I mean hanging still on my bedroom wall) when I reveal the new bedroom.
Have you been following along? If not, check out the sneak peek, new bedding, and homemade pillow posts to get caught up.


  1. Nice! Cute fabrics for a good price, now those are hard to come find!

  2. I have the patterned fabric in my kitchen as curtains. I love it! Great project!