One thing I like to do is recycle what I have. When I'm not using something anymore, it often goes into the basement for safe keeping until I want to use it again. Sometimes, however, I want to use it, but with a different look. Such is the case for this picture.
This picture used to hang in my kitchen ( a no-brainer right?). I hung onto it just in case I changed my mind about it. Then one day, I realized that I wanted to replace a picture that was hanging in the family room. I wanted something with a black frame. Voila! This picture fit the bill. But since it had a kitchen motif, it wouldn't exactly work in the family room! So out came the burlap for a quick makeover.
I just cut the burlap to fit inside the frame of the picture. I used fabric glue around the edges. Now, I have a neutral background to work with (and the black frame that I wanted).
I had this smaller picture in my basement too. (Y'all should really see it, it's ridiculous. I should have a basement sale.) So, I hammered a small nail into the picture (yes, you read that right) and hung the small picture on top of the large picture. Here is what it looks like now.
The burlap is not perfect, but it doesn't bother me enough to fix it. If I wanted to, I could add some gimp trim around the edges. For now, this is fine.
I placed it above the white chest in my family room. I like the contrast of it against the white walls.
Now, I was able to use two pictures, that I wasn't using before, in a new way!
Of course, the old one is now in my basement. Ha!
Do you like to recycle things to use in a new way? This project didn't cost me a dime. I wish I could think of more things to do like this. It's actually fun and I like that I was able to create something that is now unique to my home.
Thanks for stopping by!
~ Kelly ~
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