Saturday, October 29, 2011

Frames for the Office!

Here is a little project that I have been sitting on for months! Well, the concept of it at least. A few months ago we did the room switch with our guest room and Hubby's office. He had chosen to paint the walls a lovely grey-green color, and we were going with the "World Travel" theme. Smack in the middle of one of the walls, we had hung a photo collage from his trip to Israel a few years ago. While it looked good, it looked like it was just floating in the middle of a big nekked wall.

Exhibit A:
So I had gone to Michael's and gotten really fun scrapbook paper that looked like maps and was going to frame pieces of them to create a wall grouping around it. I was not sure what size frames I was going to get or anything. Hence, the sitting on the project for a few months. I just couldn't find anything that I loved. Until...

I went to do a routine sweep of Goodwill a few weeks ago on a Friday after work. I had walked up and down the aisles a few times and just wasn't loving anything. And then I saw the worker come out of the back with a cart. and I saw these lovely black frames in his cart. So I followed him, waited until he put them down, and I snatched both of them up.

Really, they were lovely as is. Both had black and white cityscape photos in them. They just would not have matched any other rooms in our house. And I knew JUST what I wanted to do with them. Both frames were in perfect shape too!
And the best part was, they were only $3.50 each! And they are BIG frames!
So basically all that I did was cut that little bottom strip off of the scrapbook paper...

Take the print out of the frame, center and tape it in place. I had thought they were matted, but this looks just as nice!
I put them back into the frames and voila!
I LOVE the airplane one! I really love them both. They look fabulous. I could not be happier with the look. For a total of $8!
And they really are almost identical to the frame that the photo collage is in! The size worked out really well. I just think it makes the room look really sharp and finished!
So much better!

This little project was so simple and really made our office look so much better! I am so glad that I waited! The perfect frames just kind of fell right into my lap. Gotta love Goodwill!


  1. Isn't it amazing what you can find at Goodwill? Today I found a cushion that will just fit in my mom's wheelchair. I like the way your new "pictures" look.

  2. Great idea with teh scrapbook paper! I love maps!

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  4. Love the look - love the price - great job!

  5. framed maps are officially the coolest thing ever. what conversation pieces they make!

  6. I love this idea. They turned out wonderful.

  7. These look great! I need to get out to my goodwill an see what I can find!

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