Thursday, September 10, 2009

My 1st DIY Day!! =)

This is my very first entry in Kimba's DIY Day at A Soft Place to Land!!

Yippeeeeeeeee!!! =)

Ok, so it's small and was beyond easy and doesn't compare
to the other entries, but it's mine and I like it so leave me alone! ;)

Here's the cringe inducing BEFORE:

It's a bit scary, but I got it for free so it's all going to be ok! =)
It has a goldish, greenish, brownish color on the frame that the picture just doesn't do justice (thank goodness!!)
{Let the record show that my beloved hubby was VERY skeptical that this could be anything more than an ugly old print in an uglier old frame}
I actually got 2 of them. The smaller one is the one that I made over already because I had everything I needed. The bigger one is going to have to wait because I have $0 to buy anything to do what I have in mind for it!

Here's the AFTER:

I love it!! The frame didn't have a back (and since I'm all about making it look good with little to no money when no one will ever know the difference) I just got glued my fabric right to the frame!
Sweet!!!
Oh and the fabric was a remnant I found several months ago at Joann.
I paid about $2 for it and I only used 1/3 of it for this project! YAY!
{I am now accepting ideas for the other 2/3}
I've already started on 2 smaller frames (that I already had) to hang above and below this one.
I think I'm going to paint them black. I hope that doesn't look weird.
I made a scrolly design in black on white paper for the one and I'm going to work on another later today.
Guess I showed that skeptic! ;)

8 comments:

heidi said...

Yay! It's so pretty, I love the fabric. This was my first time with DIY Day too! How fun. :-)

Christina said...

Looks great!!

Renda said...

Great job! I havnt participated in the DIY yet, but I do love to look. I also read that you and your hubby are missionaries. I look forward to reading more. God Bless!!!

Nancy said...

I think it's very pretty. Lots of times, it's the simple projects that turn out the best. Good job!

Nancy

Shanty 2 Chic said...

Super Cute! I love it and I think it was a wonderful first DIY! Way to go!
~Whitney

somedaycrafts said...

Great first DIY!!! Love the material.

Kimba said...

{Cheering wildly!!!!}

Great job! It's so fun to make something beautiful out of something so ugly. Love it!

And welcome to DIY Day! I'm so glad that you could participate.

Kimba

Kim @ NewlyWoodwards said...

I like it! Love the contrast of the white.

Pillows?