Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Frame collage

I get a lot of inspiration from just observing, then modifying.  This one is a twist on something I saw in PotteryBarn.  Instead of using (and buying) all matching frames, I just took all my old unmatching frames, painted them matching black, and put sepia tone pictures in them.  I put this in my entry way, which is where the initial idea was in PotteryBarn.  Very cost effective.  Oh, and the big center picture is actually the Family Proclamation.  I used wordart to make some of the key words bigger and printed it out on my computer in a different format than what is standard distribution. I glued it to foam board, (which had been painted black, too), then had B build a frame for it out of moulding. The picture of the Arizona Temple right beside it was drawn by my sister.

Thursday, April 24, 2008

Something else

At the suggestion of Annie, I am going to include some of my crazy craft ideas.  I hadn't planned on including that in this blog, since it was originally just an outlet for random thoughts.  But that's just what some of my crafts are: random.  So, here's this week's little idea (with a picture! what luck!).

I wanted a headboard for my room (married 8 years, and master bedroom is the last to get the attention it deserves--and still this is only a temporary fix!) The headboard had to meet some pretty stringent limitations:
1. had to be dirt cheap
2. had to be easy to move or disposable
3. had to be big impact and add weight to my light room
4. had to be interesting enough to look unique but good
5. had to be done with little or no prep
6. had to come together fairly quickly (not a ton of contruction.)

Here's the inspiration: (found at, cost: $998)
Nightingale Headboard

My cost: $9 to make this headboard.  I used yarn.  Wrapped pvc pipe and two golf balls in yarn.  I used tacky glue to attach the yarn to the wall in the pattern above.  Gives it a little 3-d effect and moldability.