Project #2.

You may remember my disdain for Restoration Hardware’s faux-vintage nursery book prints. I found these prints a couple of months ago and had been itching to frame them for the nursery. Since I was changing things around in the living room, I happened to have some frames available, so I thought, what the heck, if I’m starting two projects, I might as well start three!

I started by painting the black frames I had white. Three coats later, I realized that the book pages were just an eence too small to fit in the frames without needing some kind of mat. Since the name of the game here was “use what you have” and “spend no extra money” and “stop buying more and more craft supplies because you have way too much as it is” (there are a lot of names to this particular game) I had to figure out a solution that didn’t include buying mats for them. I decided to use some of the TONS of craft paper I have, picked out a few patterns that had the right shades of blue and green in them, and went to work.

You can see the little patch of paint that I tore off underneath that one — you know those picture hanging velcro thingys that you’re supposed to be able to use without damaging the walls? Yeah, not so much.

I hung them where the photos of our nearest and dearest used to hang, above the changing table (you can see a picture of the before in this post). The babies were never there long enough to get a good gander at their grandparents, plus, their main goal while getting their diaper changed had turned out to be seeing how many of those photos they could pull down before we were finished with them. I’m working on one of those photo books┬áso that we have something to show the babies to get them familiar with their relatives.

I’m pretty happy with the way it turned out.

$39 each, Restoration Hardware? Really? ┬áThese cost a grand total of $1 — the cost of the book!

Janie Hightower - March 12, 2012 - 11:28 am

I cannot wait to see this wall!

Robert M. Hightower - March 12, 2012 - 1:34 pm

Great job Lara.

Katie - March 13, 2012 - 12:37 pm

Lovely! Erik will kill me if I say I’m rethinking the theme of the nursery! LOVE THIS!

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