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Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Guess What I Did With This

A tiny wallet, a need for wall art, expensive taste, can't paint but have a creative spirit. What does this mean? It means that it adds up to the old adage - necessity is the mother of invention - and thank goodness for the hardware store. It means that I can't go to the Bombay store. What now? Oh yeah, what about all those pretty wallpaper samples at Lowes! Okay now what about frames? Lets see think cheap but remember it can't look cheap. It's not trash day no chance of seeing something fantastic on the side of the road. How about Big Lots -no, how about Family dollar - no. I don't want to waste gas going all over town. Not enough money for TJMaxx, Marshalls or Home Goods, which I personally love. I've got it Freds. Freds always has something. It might not be what your looking for at the moment but they always have something decorative that can be used somehow.

That's right I now have art work that only cost approximately $2.00 each for a total of $6.00. I took the wall paper border that they allow you to have free samples of and cut them into individual pieces to fit in the frames and TA-DA you have gorgeous new art! Could it get any simpler. The wallpaper has a nice texture that gives it a much better look than just a piece of paper. My little wallet is saved, I feel like I created something even though I'm most definitely not an artist, and my wall makes me smile every time I walk by.

I would love to see your money saving and creative decorating ideas. Please share them with me. I'd love to show them here.
Blessing to you all dear friends.....Tracy :)

1 comment:

  1. I'm going to have to keep my eyes open for wall paper samples now! Never thought of that as an option. I also want to thank you for the amazing sweet comments you leave. You are so kind and it always makes my day when I see a comment from you :) Blessings! Jessica