Welcome to Transformation Thursday! It’s the one day of the week we all get together to celebrate getting stuff done. No matter if you’ve been coming around for months (or years), or this is your very first transformation rodeo – everyone is welcome to link up your projects at the bottom of this post.
Almost 600 links last week – oh my lucky stars!!!! It was the biggest TT ever – thank you, thank you, thank you for joining each and every week!!!
Normally I wouldn’t suggest hanging frames crooked. Off center and wonky generally drives me up the wall – but in this case it’s a very good thing. I saw the idea in a PB catalog, and knew that I could achieve the same look with some thrift store frames.
I went to Goodwill and bought a bunch of frames, all in different shapes and sizes (but all rectangular) – the most important part was that the sticker was the 1/2 off color of the day, the whole lot was only about $10. I also used my favorite decorating weapon – Krylon in flat black.
I knew I wanted to vary the looks, so some of the frames were filled with coffee stained book pages – and others were filled with graphics from my buddy Karen at Graphics Fairy. I just printed them and framed them up – instant art!
Once the frames were all dry and put back together, I knew that I’d need a way to hang them crooked. I originally thought I’d fill the frames and then use a nail gun to attach them all together. Then I realized that I never have enough art and it would be much better for my budget to figure out how to reuse the frames. So, I cut strips of felt and put them on the back of each frame with hot glue, then put hangers in the wrong spots to make them hang right (was that as clear as mud?) I intentionally chose spots on the back of the frames to put the hangers so that they’d hang wonky.
And once you’ve got all the frames filled, screws and nails all up and everything put in place, just enjoy your crooked frames. Well, unless you wanna add a little more to them… but you can see that in my Halloween Mantle reveal post on Friday :)
Oh – and for another great Pottery Barn Halloween idea, go see my sweet friend Deneen
And one more thing…. If you haven’t linked up and want to audition for One Month To Win It – you have until Saturday to get your post up :)
Disclaimer: Krylon supplied me with the paint for this post.
Sooooooo……. whatcha got? I wanna see – and so does everybody else! Please put your PERMALINK into the linky – and link back here so everyone can find all the great ideas. Please, please, PLEASE – pretty please DO NOT LINK TO A SHOP!!! Be sure to visit your neighbors and have fun – it is a party after all. *Please note: If you link up you are giving me permission to use your photos on my blog without contacting you (don’t worry, it’s only to show off your beautiful stuff!)*
Welllllllll…………. Let’er rip, tater chip!