Remember this wall?
Well, when I painted it I already had a project in mind. I could see it in my head, but just needed to get the right tools to make it happen. I found a frame at a thrift store for $5 which had this picture in it:
If you recognize it, you spend way too much time at Target. :o) I then picked up some material for another $5 (I called it canvas, but I think it is linen) a foam board ($3) and cute little baby clothespins ($2).
All on different trips to three different stores within a 3 month span of time. I already had the pictures from a great little etsy shop called Little Brown Pen. They also have a neat Blog of the same name. They had a sale and I snatched up a collage. This was right before the move, so I’ve been thinking about this project for a long time!
The only thing left was figuring out how to put it all together. First, I had Jason’s help tearing out the old picture. Good thing too because it was a beast! Corrine mentioned a way to attach the clothespins, by cutting a little slit in the material, so one day this week when I already had the rotary cutter out I decided to give it a go. I cut the foam board, wrapped the material, measured and cut the slits and glued the clothespins in place. I then picked out my favorite six pictures out of the nine I had originally (9 was too many) and voila the project was complete. All I needed was a handyman to place it on the wall.
Here it is in perspective, just off of the kitchen:
and a close-up…
I’m pretty happy with it and since I have a long list of uncompleted projects it is a good reminder of how nice it will be to have the others completed.