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5 awesome ways to make your walls POP! ... on a budget (Part 2)

Posted on April 16, 2009 at 2:22 PM Comments comments (0)

{ Part two of this series.}

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5 Awesome ways to make your

walls POP!... on a budget

Are you stuck in a decorating rut when it comes to your walls?  Are they totally boring?  Well you'd be amazed at how you can take care of that issue without spending too much or even leaving your house! You can recycle what you already

have or just purchase a few items to create them.

Read on in the first of many installments for some tips on how

you can make those walls pop for very little effort or money.

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1. Framing Children's Illustrated Book Pages

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Ok ok... you know for a fact that you owned and read at least 6 of these classics above.  I had Cinderella, Snow White, and I know I breezed Lady & The Tramp.   

I've actually done this project for my own house with something a little more modern and trippy.  I used "Oopsy-Daisy's Very Bad Day"  The pages look like that of a crazy dream or an Alice in Wonderland sequel.  All I did was use 3 square silver metal frames I found at a thrift store and got mats cut to size.

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2. Framing Address Book Pages

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These days when I pass the address book section, I no longer care about filling the pages with all my contacts... I mean for crying out loud, Everyone and their mother has a cell phone now.  So when I look at address books, I think, "Ooh, pretty pictures!"  It's like a poster book but with lines for friends names and phone numbers you'll never use.

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          (front view)                                                             (inside view)

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3.  Printing Mosaic Poster from BLOCKPOSTERS.COM

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Blockposters.com is a free banner generating site that lets you upload a picture and print them out at a block at a time.  When you look real close at one of the pages you print, the image is extremely unrecognizable, but as a poster you see a beautiful collage of awesome!  This mural producing site is the next best thing to actually buying a full size poster at crazy prices.   The only thing that you have to purchase is extra ink when it runs out and with Walgreens refill service, that's even better at $10-15 a pop!

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4. Stretching Fabric Over Stretcher Bars

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Purchasing Fabric from a fabric store doesn't have to be pricey just look

at the discount bins. Get cordinating fabric to vary the style. 

Another way to get fabric is to use bed sheets or if your doing small canvas stretches, you can use old t-shirts with your favorite bands or funny sayings.

Check these out from BustedTees.com

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You may think that to do this, you have to buy canvas bars from a frame shop, (and if you can afford this thats the best way to get the size you prefer) but all you have to do is purhase an existing oil painting from a thrift store and remove the bars. {voila} 

"One man's trash is another man's treasure!"

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5.  Hanging Clothed Dress Forms

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For the fashionista in you... You can purchase dress forms to sit on the floor or dress form torsos like these to hang on your wall at ebay.com

{link via HGTV.com}

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buystoreshelving.com $13.00}

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...stay tuned for the next 5!

What a "Grate" Idea...

Posted on February 20, 2009 at 1:57 AM Comments comments (1)

Do it yourself featured a cool idea on their site this month.  They purchased an iron grate from a flea market and repurposed it into a mail holder.  One of those hit-yourself-in-the-forehead moments where you say...omg!

Why didn't I think of that?

You can tell your friends you thought of the idea... [whispers] ...Your secret's safe with me.

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