Monday, June 16, 2008


Another Ugly Art Re-Do and "It Doesn't have to be Perfect to be Beautiful" Challenge ala Nester

So I have been redoing my room. I painted and re-did the "Mis-Treatments" this weekend. I ordered a print for over my bed ( for all of you that guessed in my last post you were all SO WRONG!! hehe! I went with the black and white tulip) so I needed to unify the rest of the art in the room. I'm all about re purposing, sure I love to shop and could have gone out and bought new art, but there is something so much more satisfying about a can of black spray paint 3 dollars worth of scrapbook paper from my stash, imperfect frames and a little elbow grease. Call me weird.

Check out Nesters imperfectly perfect challenge and play along you even get a free blinky out of the deal.

If you don't have a weird thing about having brown paper backing all of your art you can do this too! Heck, if you do have a weird thing about brown paper backing just buy yourself a roll of brown paper and hot glue it to the back of the frames. For me it just takes to long (the extra 5 minutes). If I catch anyone peeking behind the art in my house they are officially no longer my friend. Harsh I know.

So take down your art and rip off the brown paper . It feels like Christmas morning. Promise.



Now lift up all the staples holding the cardboard into place and pop out the glass and all. Take them out to the garage and shoot the empty frames with a couple of coats of your favorite black spray paint. Or brush them if you are a brush girl/guy.



Pop your paper and glass back in and you're in business! For some reason this is incredibly exciting to me. Possibly because I am actually using up some of my horrendously large scrapbook stash. I also like that you can't buy these in the store and that they are far from perfect. The brown paper is no more...






***Click here for info/where to buy the paper I used***

What do you think of the green paint? I love the way it turned out it really warmed up the room. I'll post lots of pictures when I get it all back together.



32 comments:

TAMI said...

Wow! Those look GREAT and - this is the bonus that makes me think I could do it - EASY!!

Valarie said...

That looks great!! You always have some great ideas!1

Susie Harris said...

What a awesome idea!! I think I voted for the tulip, opps... Take care, Susie H

The Nester said...

fantastic transformation! great tutorial! the frames even looked bulkier with black paint--it covers a multitude of sins.

Darla @ UltraBeautyBoutique said...

DANG, I can't remember WHICH one I voted for (probably the wrong one LOL).

I love the framing idea.

HeathahLee said...

That looks great! Love the idea!

Jo said...

Oh gorgeous! I love the green paint, and the "new" black and white art is great!

Kimba said...

I can't begin to tell you how much I love this! Great idea! Scrapbook paper is just the best.

frillsfluffandtrucks said...

Love the framed scrapbook paper! Looks great!

~ Sarah

Rhoda @ Southern Hospitality said...

I'm liking those frames & the scrapbook paper. Looks great!

Rhoda

Hooked on Houses said...

I LOVE this. The green looks great with the black and white, too. Great job! -Julia :-)

Rae said...

Those are awesome! Where can I find black and white paper like that? I have searched everywhere!

Jane said...

So awesome! I love the green. That shade is one of my favorite colors for shirts too. It's pretty rare to find it tho.

Elaine said...

Those are fabulous!!!! Love the green!

Rachel said...

It looks great! Now I know what to do with my endless supply of scrapbook paper. Thanks so much!

sara's art house said...

I LOVE those frames & paper combo's. Looks great!

Marie said...

I love the paper you used! Very, very cool!

Blanca said...

Fantastic! I love using scapbook paper it's so cheap and such a great variety of patterns and colors.

Kimberly Y said...

Love these! What a cool idea using objects on hand.

CRICKET said...

I love the green, my bedroom is green too! It used to be beige and nothing ever looked good against it, now I am finding "green" goes with more than I ever thought and makes thinks a little jazzier. GOOD JOB!

Songbirdtiff said...

Wow! That was an instant face lift. Don't you just love it when you triumph over the shopping bug?!

Heather S. said...

Oh, my. I LOVE the green paint. And what a great idea for your scrapbook paper!

Thanks for the tip!

Jamie said...

LOVE it!!! Already picturing a place to do it in my house!

Mrs. B said...

Oh, I love the new "art"! I could care less about the brown paper. I never find scrapbook paper worthy of actually framing though!

Debbie said...

I love this idea!

Kitty Scraps said...

Love Love Love it, all of it, the scrapbook paper pictures, your bedding, your wall color, everything, just love it. Your bedroom is inspiring me to redo mine or I should say do mine as I've not done it yet in order to re-do it, lol Thanks for sharing your lovely bedroom!

Jaime@WestNest said...

I love the graphic black and white patterns! I'm so glad I found your blog.

Melissa Lester said...

Ooh, I'm loving this idea!

Kari & Kijsa said...

Love, love, love the green and the black!

Have a blessed and wonderful day!

smiles, kari & kijsa

Nancy said...

Great Idea! I'll have to try that one. BTW, love your blog..do you care if I add it to my blog list? Nancy

Liberty said...

Love this! I always think about it, but have yet to do it! :) Thanks for the inspirations!

Shane said...

I am so stealing this idea. Thanks for sharing!