Thursday, October 6, 2011

Reborn Wall Art

I was at the Goodwill with my mom the other evening, and I saw a set of old kitchen prints – still art of fruit – for $1.29 each.  I liked the prints, but didn’t see myself hanging them in my kitchen.  They had nice wooden frames with a bit of green, fuzzy material bordering the inside.  Here is a picture of one below (I forgot to take a picture of the other one before I altered it).

The other one had apples and some other fruit on it.  I thought, however, that I could fit some custom artwork into the inside lip and use it to decorate the boys’ room.  I had made some really cute cowboy things with patterned paper and my Cricut earlier this summer, and wanted to find a suitable set of frames in which to place them.  These Goodwill finds seemed perfect for the project, so I set to work.
I had to trim my cowboy creations a bit to slip them under the lip of the picture frame, but the main part of the design was unchanged.  I also used temporary adhesive to secure them to the print – just in case I decide I want to hang the fruit in the kitchen after all, or even change my artwork as the boys get older. :)  The whole project took about 20 minutes – not bad for a whole new look!
Here are the results.
I just love these little cowboys!   They remind me of my little men, dressing up and playing “good guys/bad guys” around the house.  :)  Here are the finished prints hanging on the boys’ bedroom wall.
What home decor projects are you taking on right now?  I love to see what other people are doing with bargain finds.


  1. This is so good Sarah! I am collecting frames right now from yardsales and GW for a gallery wall.

    Have you seen my new blog? You would enjoy the free printable post I did. Lots of stuff to fill empty frames. ;)