Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Shabby Chic "before and after"

Things have been a little busy here...it is Grad Week!!  I can't believe that  Ben will be walking across the stage for his high school diploma on Friday!  Yikes!  Where has the time gone!  There has been lots of clean up and organizing going on in the country!!   The BnB will be filled with family, and last minute I decided to finally clean up Kaleb's old room.  You know how the room is not being used,but yet it turns into the dumping ground for everything you don't know what to do with.  Well, Jami will be getting the "spare room" this week end, so I wanted to give it a mini face lift!


I am doing my mini makeover with mini cost!!   Today, I will show you the before and after window frame project that I thought of.  This old frame was tucked away under the eaves in the BnB, and while hunting around for the bed rails I needed I had an idea!  I purchased the butterfly prints at HomeSense and thought, "why not use the window frame as the "frame" around my picture.....hope you like it as much as I do!

Before:


Almost forgot to take the before picture...



After:...some shabby "country" chic


The grey color of the walls is perfect for the "mat" around the picture.




The canvas picture was a little too thick for the frame to go over it, but Darrell trimmed it down with the table saw (his best purchase ever, he says!!) and then the window frame could just hang overtop of the butterfly print.


So, there you have it!  I really like it and I think there is another frame up there yet, waiting to be recycled and brought back to life!!  I have a spot in my dining room, now to find the perfect set of pictures for it.  Have a great day everyone, I will post more of the after pictures later.

I will link this to :

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5 comments:

Chris said...

Very pretty! I would love if you would share this at my party at http://usandthem1971.blogspot.com/2011/05/link-party-3.html . Hope to see ya there! Chris

Lorrie said...

I like this a lot. Congrats to Ben.

Gina said...

That's perfect...it looks great!

JaY said...

This turned out beautifully! I may only have noticed the "mat" the second time around.. Tricky! :)

A Rosy Note said...

Wow, that window fits those prints perfectly! That turned out great :)

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