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Friday, October 8, 2010

No Money? ~ Just Upcyle When Decorating

Something Fun This Way Comes......

I found this idea while blog hopping a week or so ago.  You've probably seen many versions of it by now.  The smart and uber talented Kari at Ucreate did this project and I thought it was so cute I borrowed the idea myself.  This is our foyer wall that you face when you walk in.  That means this is also our seasonal wall.  I took three old pictures last year and repainted the white frames a flat black.  So that made this project super easy.  You can click here to see Kari's cute Halloween silhouette's.  I love how Robyn framed and displayed them.  She got the tutorial from Robyn at The Pink Peony of Le Jardin click here to see her tutorial.  Thank you Kari and Robyn!!

This frames originally had beach scenes in them and last fall I painted them and add pages out of wallpaper books.  Cheap and easy art.  Just find old books from a wallpaper store or even a sample from the store.  Lowe's used to have great borders that you could get samples of , which were perfect for smaller frames.  Cheap Thrifty art.  Perfect for my budget.

I choose 3 warm pictures wall paper scenes that reminded me of fall last year.
 I have a glass panel on my front door, hence the glare.
There was one big oops.  See those little dots on the wall in the photo below.  I had put a little putty, like you would use in floral arrangements to keep the photos from shifting last year.  Each puttied corner took off chunks of the wall or at least a few coats of paint.  I really should sit something decorative in between each one to hid them.  Well at least there's a chance the frames will turn back in the original direction when Halloween is over. Now what am I going to do for Thanksgiving?

Oh' and how do you like my pumpkin.  I love it.  It's a wonderful old paper mache pumpkin that I found.  Yes you read that right found, free, nada, zip!  I didn't have to look far, but I'll post more about that and my treasure load of vintage goodies later.

Hope y'all have a crisp cool fall weekend.  Hugs....Tracy :)

***REMINDER:  I have a few giveaways posted this week.  I hope you read back a few post and enter.  :)


  1. OMG, OMG, Tracy! I LOVE this project! You have inspired me to make some seasonal wall hangings. Thanks for your instructions and the links. Have a great weekend, xxoo Nan

  2. Hi Tracy,
    Your new artwork is fabulous. And my favorite part is that it was all fairly inexpensive. I have realized that with this economy, the less money we seem to have, the more creative I get. I am really creative now!!! LOL

    Your new pumpkin is wonderful too! What a lucky find, I am so glad you rescued it, it is perfect in your home.

    Have the most wonderful weekend, I should be around if you call!

  3. Well this is just a great project here Tracy. I like this seasonal idea for myself too. When things settle down and I have my craft room back I'll think about doing a seasonal entry way here, just replacing the current art with other. Good going.

  4. I've never done anything seasonal. Given my complete lack of awareness of my surroundings, I just forget until the season is half through. YOu make me wish I was crafty, though. :-)

  5. Hi again Tracy! I love this project so much I want to feature it on my blog next Friday along with a link to a bunch of FREE silhouettes! Here's the link if you want to make some more :)

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