Archive for December, 2007
We got our second guest bedroom ready for its close up just in the nick of time (we’re hosting some family tonight). A few days ago we showed you the new daybed and reading corner, but now we get to share some pics with more personality thanks to a bunch of punchy accessories.
Much to my surprise, John okayed two fuzzy leopard pillows (he’s not really crazy about animal prints in general… now that’s love). The addition of a woven basket of books, some furry leopard slippers, and a splash of turquoise (in the form of a throw on the chair and a book on the ottoman) made the room practically scream “be our guest” in that funny French accent, like from Beauty & The Beast.
Here’s a quick project for all you DIY peeps with blank space on your walls. It’s as easy as pie, so in honor of that delicious after dinner delight, I’ve decided to write the steps recipe style. Mmmm…
- An even number of identical frames (I used ten white 8×10 Target ones)
- The same amount of black & white photos (we got regular 4×6 inch prints)
- White paper to create a “mat” behind each framed photo
- Plain ol’ scotch tape
1. Take your favorite photos and make them black and white. Feel free to up the contrast as well so they really pop.
2. Burn them to a disk and get them printed at any photo processing center (we like CVS for its close proximity and for the white borders you can add to each pic for a nice finishing touch).
3. Use a loop of tape to secure them in the center of the white paper (cut to fit each frame).
4. Hang ‘em in a grid and help yourself to a big ol’ heaping slice of pie. You deserve it.