Earlier this week when I photographed (well, iPhone-o-graphed) the pictures of my daughters newly painted desk makeover, I wished there had been something displayed on the empty wall behind it. It’s funny how it all happened so quickly with a frame I had already spray painted and a picture in a magazine I just picked up yesterday morning.
I purchased the HGTV Magazine special edition, 150 Super-Easy Decorating Ideas, while grocery shopping yesterday. As soon as I came across this picture in the magazine, I knew exactly what to do for that empty wall in Jocelyn’s room!
While I always loved my Grandmother’s canvas print of Van Gogh’s Sunflowers, I never cared for the frame very much. It doesn’t look like it at first glance but the frame is plastic and had to be carefully removed…although a few places did chip. No worries though, the beautiful canvas print is getting a new frame that will look better with the print on my mantel.
Once I removed the frame I spray painted it with Rust-Oleum Painter’s Touch paint + primer in Lagoon (Satin). I absolutely love this turquoise color, but it just wasn’t working over the fireplace.
So, the frame has just sat around for a while. I did place my daughter’s self-portrait from last school year inside of it and it fit perfectly. When I saw the magazine photo, it became a quick decision and all happened within a few minutes. I just hung the frame on the wall over the desk and taped the picture up with some fabric tape I found in the dollar spot at target. Between the can of spray paint and the tape, this project cost around 7 or 8 dollars. Super easy!
This works perfectly for this spot on her wall and adds more color to the room. Do you have any old or empty frames around the house? This is a project that won’t take much time to complete and is a great way to display your kid’s artwork. Thank you HGTV magazine for the fun and easy idea…my daughter loves her framed masterpiece!