I have a large blank space above my bed, and it is in need of some serious love. This wall has damask wallpaper on it, and I have been a bit nervous to hang anything here. I never wanted to cause any damage to the paper with mismarked holes or by hanging something that I would want to change in a month, so I have just avoided the area all together.
I was drooling over everything in my recent 'Pottery Barn' catalog and came across these beauts.
These would work perfect over the bed, and once I get them up, I can just change the art work inside as needed. The only down fall, each 8x10 frame is 29.50, which is actually a steal for one, but I would need five. BOOOOO
I decided to see if I can make something equally as cute, but just a bit cheaper.
I started my mission by looking for the actual frames. This was a daunting task, picture frames are so pricey! If I wanted to stay under 30.00 bucks, I would have to find a deal.
I finally found these at 'Kirklands', a great home store in my area.
These frames are larger, measuring 11x14 and holding an 8x10 photo. After the sale price and my coupon, they ended up costing $9.64 each. At that size, I would need three to fit perfectly across my headboard, so that comes to $28.92. Instead of one for $30.00, I got three for $30.00!! WhatWhat?
Next, the hardware for the frames.
I needed the piece that screws into the frame that holds the ring, then the actual ring, and then a hook that screws into the wall to hold the frame.
I drilled a hold into the middle of each frame.
I purchased bronze metal pulls from 'Hobby Lobby' and screwed one into the middle of each frame. They were $2.99 each.
I found these large key rings that split, so I can slide it onto the metal pull. They were only .23 cents each, I just had to spray them with some bronze spray paint.
Lastly, the hooks that will hold the frame. Again, a 'Hobby Lobby' find at only $3.99 each.
I just spaced them evenly across the wall, making sure to measure twice and drill once.
The end result turned out pretty darn cute!
Lets total it up...
- Frames $9.64 x 3 = $28.92
- Bronze Metal Pull $2.99 x 3 = $8.97
- Rings .23 x 3 = $.69
- Hooks $3.99 x 3 = $11.97
- Total for Three $50.55
Next, I need to find something to go into the frames! Any suggestions?
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