This weekend, I stumbled across several things that were super exciting to me: a garage sale, great deals, and a do-it-yourself project. I managed to get two seventies-style pieces of artwork (think olive green, mustard yellow, and overwhelming amounts of brown) that had disgusting brownish-gold frames. They were incredibly dusty, as if they’d probably sat in a barn for the last decade, but they were only $1 for both of them. Of course I was excited.
I carted them off to the car as Kenny eyed them distastefully. He didn’t see any potential in them and I’m sure he thought I was crazy. I’m okay with that. He pretends to understand me.
What with the weather cooperating and all, I immediately set to work on these beauties:
Lovely, are they not? I took out the artwork…
After a lot of soapy water, I was left with two beautiful frames just begging for a coat of brightly colored paint.
See? They’re begging.
Kenny then inquired as to what I was going to put in the frames…and I patiently explained to him that the frames were the art. He still thought I was crazy, but humored me. Good man.
I even primed the frames. And to make my $1 project an even better deal, I used free samples of paint that Valspar mailed to me.
My roommates must also think I am a little crazy. But they put up with me as well, most of the time.
Though I intended to leave all of the frames empty (I added two more small frames to my collection from Goodwill the next day), I was overwhelmed with craftiness and painted over one of the yucky art.
Needless to say I am quite proud of myself.
Here’s the arrangement of my frames on the wall. I intend to add more as this looks a little sparse.
I have been on a super crafty streak these days, mostly due to Pinterest…what better to do 3 weeks before graduation?