Ok, so as many of you know...I absolutely L.O.V.E. to shop in flea markets (much to my hubby's dismay!)
My eyes are always open and ready to jump on a clearance purchase any day of the week and twice on Sundays...ha, well...maybe not Sundays! Naps are always necessary, I mean a MUST, on Sundays :)
While on our yearly anniversary trip, I talked hubs into doing a little "fleas and tiques" shopping with me...he was overjoyed...REALLY! haha
Nonetheless, I happened upon a collection of barn wood frames for $3 each. While I didn't have a idea in mind, I love the rustic meets contemporary look...it's like marrying the new with the old! So I scooped them up.
Shortly after, I made my way AGAIN to the clearance aisle at Hobby Lobby (hubby L.O.V.E.S. to see this payee in the check book =0) and found this wire piece that obviously belonged on something else, but the something else was no where to be found. Again, it found it's way into my basket and headed home with me...
It's cost: $2.40.
These finds sat in my workshop for a month or so until I was cleaning up one day and an idea "DAWNED" on me...I will introduce these two and they will become great friends.
Step 1: Tie a burlap bow onto the wire.
Step 2: Add a hanger to the back of the frame.
Step 3: Glue the wire onto the front of the frame.
Step 4: Hang it up for all to enjoy!
It was helpful that I already had the 11x14 red painted canvas on the wall as it has previously helped frame another piece. So all I had to do was replace the collage with this newly created bargain décor.
So, while you are out and about...keep your peepers open to possibilities!
This sweet "old but new" piece of décor was created for $5.40.
Can't wait to see what you find...
It's been a bit since I have posted, but don't think I haven't been busy...whew! Since I left you last, a simple enjoyment of mine has turned into a glorified hobby LOL! Because I am raising funds for an upcoming mission trip to Turkey (where I will get to teach...my love!), I am working fast and furious on some new projects. Today I thought I would share them with you...
12x12 Alphabet Sampler...$30
Check back for availability of more!
16x20 Alphabet Samplers...$35
These can be painted in your color choice. The price will increase on this item in August...most popular creations!!!
Painted Boards...$15 - $20
Teacher's Name Canvas...$25
Razorback or Personalized Pic Frames...$25
Holds a 4x6 picture.
3.5 x 3.5 Opening Pic Frames...$20
16x20 Sports Canvases...$40
I can do these in any color combination, just let me know what you are looking for.
8x10 Initial Canvases...$20
"My Prince Came Boards"...$30
You can order anything that you see and proceeds will go towards my mission trip until about August...I am over half way there...$1400 of the $2200 needed. ***UPDATE...all funds have been raised! Yaye!*** But...feel free to continue to shop :)
Take a look at my new facebook page as well for more pics...DB Decor. Message me through the DB Decor page to place any orders. Thanks for taking a peek at my latest happenings!
Don't you love the Hobby Lobby 60-90% off sale? I stumbled upon it a few days ago and found a frame that was nicked up a bit,
but the price was right...under $6.
Yes, I know...I do remember that
~ No. 9257 ~
is a house full of rotten, stinkin' BOYS!
BUT...I couldn't resist this frame, despite the girlie characteristics.
It was in need of some TLC, so it was purchased with that idea in mind. Here is the BEFORE look...
Take a look at the process of
Next...I loved the polka dots and wanted to keep them, but the scrapes and scratches needed to be camouflaged. Fixing this was a matter or pulling out a can of paint on hand, which was used in another project, and dry brushing it on.
Love this distressed and shabby chic look!
The picture frame could have been used with just the added paint, but I enjoy making life difficult...ha! So, I grabbed my hole puncher and some scrapbook paper...punched out some smaller polka dots and used my fave product ~ Mod Podge ~ to adhere them and give the frame an overall coat.
And then, you are ready to find your favorite pic and display it proudly.
Mine will show off a pic of my youngest son in a smart looking pose...
If only I can sit down long enough to print it!
Hopefully, you will also begin to bargain shop with the "Needs TLC" thought in mind too! Good luck on your finds...
Yesterday was project day here at
~ No. 9257 ~
My little helper and I headed out to collect a few supplies for a creation that was requested a few days ago.
Here is the inspiration piece that I was working from...
The sweet grandson was in tow and I wasn't sure what to expect of our adventure to Michaels craft store. He's still a bit unpredictable, as most 2 year olds are! Thankfully, we made it out of the store with only what was on our list and no fits...whew! As a treat, Wendy's french fries was our next stop before our project could be started =) Our toddler didn't even make it back to Nana D's before his nap began, so I had a few minutes of project time alone...invaluable, precious moments! LOL
Here are a few of the supplies that I used...
You will also need:
foam paint brush & foam circle paint dabber
scrapbook paper for letters
E-6000 glue or hot glue gun
Last week, I found an unfinished wooden frame, however...the opening was a 5x7 instead of 4x6 AND it didn't have glass or a stand . So, plan B was to purchase an inexpensive frame and just repaint it. Wal-Mart doesn't have a huge selection, but they happen to have had a frame for $3.88 that was the size I was going for. It needed to be painted anyway, so I didn't feel bad covering up the design that was originally printed on the frame.
I had prepped my frame the day before, so the paint was dry and ready for something pretty...
So, that brings us to this...
And then this...
Add some interesting detail...
Using my Cricut, I cut out letters for two separate frames and Mod Podged them on...
Now, for the fun embellishments! For these particular frames, I used feathers ($2 for a bag), ribbon (I found these at Wal-Mart for $3 each and will be able to make several bows out of each spool) and jewels ($2 for a bag of 12+ at Michaels.) I used E-6000 glue to adhere everything, but you can certainly use a hot glue gun as well.
It's finished off with my "Handmade" info...DB Decor =)
Somehow, I think the messy red unprofessional look on the back of the frame balances the cuteness of the front of the frame...Kidding! Looks like a "Hot Mess!"
These labels were printed from www.vistaprint.com, which does make the project appear a tad more professional :)
Don't worry...here's a tip for you!
Use a nail polish remover felt pad to remove excess paint...
Package it up and it's ready to go...
Thanks for the challenge, Erica!
Hope it inspires someone else as well...
Now...back to playing with the little guy.
When he calls "Nana" I just can't say no!