|Blancho bedding via Pinterest|
I finally got my mom started on Pinterest. At first, she was intimidated by all the clicking.
This is also the woman who did not want an ATM card, a cell phone or a laptop. "Don't want it. Don't need it. Wouldn't use it if I had it." Sure.
Now she is pinning things for me on her laptop and calling me from the ATM with her cell phone to see if I have seen her pin yet.
"Now that y'all live at the beach maybe you can do something like this.'
The one she pinned retails for $147.99 and was on sale for $103.99.
Sounds like a challenge to me.
I already had this frame I found on clearance at WalMart. It was only $5. I love the large surface area -- perfect for a saying (or attaching seashells).
Maybe all stores do not carry these, but we have a tiny Pensacola souvenir area where they sell these beautiful shells. The shells are actually from Mexico, but who cares, this pack was only $2.97. You could grab similar bags of shells from any craft store or use ones you've picked up on vacation. I even saw one bag at the Goodwill store the other day. Happy hunting!
When I bought the frame, I knew I would be spraying it (ugly color, weird design). Once I started spraying, my addiction kicked in and I decided to spray some of the shells as well. With all the shells in white, or almost white, the focus is on the picture.
|thefunkilittlefrog via Pinterest|
Months ago, I pinned this sign. It was going to hang in my imaginary beach house. Now seemed as good a time as any to use the phrase while I'm waiting for my imaginary lottery win. You can buy this sign or others from this girl's etsy store, The Funki Little Frog. They are all kind of beachy and weathered and super cute.
Now, a tip on painting words for the three of us left in the world with no Silouette cutting machine. You print out the words you want to use on your plain old printer. Place the paper over the wood you want to paint on. Trace around the words using a ball point pen and press pretty hard. The pen indents into the wood. Not only is it an outline, it is a little ditch that keeps the wet paint right where you want it.
If only Hunky Husband would get the hint and give me a Siloutte for "Love your crafty wife Tuesday."
I've put a picture of our smiling Girlies in this one for their loving MeMe. It was mom's idea, now it is mom's frame. She would love anything with their faces on it, but I think she will really like this. The running count on seashells in her house is in the hundreds. So, these will fit right in.
If you are selling your home, this is one of those Add Personality When You Depersonalize moments. You do not have to put away every pretty thing in your house. Just pare down to a special few and make sure there are generally appealing images.
|I promise that top shell doesn't look like a rose in real life|
A pretty picture of the beach or a sunset would go great in this frame. It is always good to highlight the area where you live. People are looking in your location for a reason. If you are at the beach, help them smell the salt air. If you live in fly over country, show off your amber waves of grain. If you live in an urban area, get some black & white architectural shots in your neighborhood. Location, Location, Location in your art will make your place a little more visit ready.
linking up all over this week:
before 7 after party thrifty decor chick 100 ideas under $100 @ beyond the picket fence hooking up with hoh @ house of hepworths thrifty thursday @ tales from bloggeritaville strut your stuff thursday @ somewhat simple frugal friday @ the shabby nest from scratch friday @ marriage from scratch wayward weekend @ wayward girls crafts mad skills party @ mad in crafts nifty thrifty tuesday@ coastal charm manic monday @ serendipity and spice show me what you got @s our delightful home tip me tuesday @ tip junkie tuesday to do @ the blackberry vine tutorials & tips @ home stories a2z take a look tuesday @ sugar bee crafts one project at a time @ a bowl full of lemons tuesday's treasures @ my uncommon slice of suburbia show and tell @ blue cricket design sugar & spice @ 733 a creative blog power of paint @ domestically speaking wild wednesday @ chatty chics catch a glimpse @ a glimpse inside thursday temptation @ two yellow birds decor get your brag on @ gluesticks sticker time & party time @ the 36th avenue fabulous freebie friday & pinable projects @ just us four show and tell friday @ my romantic home