I am attempting to decorate my first "adult" apartment. I use the word adult because my college apartment consisted of zero decorations and random furniture. The hardest part of decorating is how much it cost to get your place looking the way you like is always out of the budget you have. One of the most expensive things I have found is wall art and frames. I have so much wall space and a very little budget to spend on wall space.
I decided to get crafty. I have shown the piece I found from GoodWill that I love and now I want to show a piece that I made from items bought at Hobby Lobby.
I started with this unfinished wooden 8"x10". The frame cost under $5.
I also bought a pack of throw away foam paint brushes (.99 cents for a pack of two).
Mod Podge is one of the world's best inventions. I personally thing that $6.99 for a bottle is a bit expensive but hey it last you for a few projects. I also purchased two yellow patterened scrapbook pages for .50 cents each. I started ripping the scrapbook paper into small pieces.
I would dip the pieces of scrapbook paper in mod podge and then place it on the frame. After all the pieces were on the frame and dry I then painted another coat of mod podge on top of the paper.
This is the finished frame drying. Althought the babies with wings are cute...I knew I wanted something different inside the frame and I wanted something artistic. I got the idea from a blog I recently started following.... http://illgetyoumypretties.blogspot.com/ She had a great idea to make easy subway art (which is all the rage these days. So I searched for a quote from Jimmy Buffett (my boyfriend's hero) and copied it into word. After the quote was in word I worked with it until I got the font looking the way I wanted and the organization looking the way I liked it.
Here is the finished product. The quote reads, "I just want to live happily ever after, every once in awhile"-Jimmy Buffett. The quote is supposed to look like an eye chart. I didn't like the sides being unfinished wood so I painted the sides black (if I had to do it over again I would have painted the whole frame black before applying the scrapbook pieces). The whole frame cost me less than $10 and is a great pop of color in my bedroom.