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I'm a stay at home mom of 4 cute kids. I love anything that has to do with homes & decorating. My husband Steve often gets recruited into helping me finish things that I start! We are making our house a "HOME" one project at a time!!

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Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Custom Frame: On A Budget

When we had Sophie's newborn pictures taken, I was so excited because they did a collage, which would be printed as a 12X12.  I couldn't find a frame that would work!  
Then when I got a quote to have one made it would have been over $100.00.  

Then I was at Hobby Lobby &  I saw what I was looking for...only it was a picture.  It was the style I wanted & they were 50% off, so it would only be $24.99.  
So, I decided to make it work.

I removed the glass & ripped off the backing & covered the print with pink polk-a-dot paper.  
Then I spray painted it pink...to match her room!

Then the collage picture didn't turn out...when the pictures printed they had a weird tone & couldn't be fixed.   :{
So, I just took an 8X10 picture & glued on some pink ribbon to the front & added velcro pieces to the front & back corners.
 This way I can switch the picture when she's older!
Then I just put velcro on some flowers & velcroed those onto the corners of the picture to dress it up a bit.


I really love how it turned out & I love that I can still change the picture when I decide to. 
It's hard to find frames that are "chunky" & matted without spending a lot, but luckily this worked out just right for the space!
 If you would like to see more of her nursery, you can view it HERE.

I'm sharing with these blogs:
Thrifty Decorating
The 36th Avenue

Lolly Jane Boutique






20 comments:

  1. How sweet is that?! I love it.

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  2. Thanks for the the tip with the frame. Come by and follow and link up on 2nd Glance Saturdays www.graeplace.blogspot.com

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  3. Attractive personalized photo frames are available to store happy moments of life. People can gift these frames with personalized it with the photo of their loved ones.

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  4. aww cute pic

    Hello

    I found yout blog on the blog hop till you drop and am now following via GFC - check out my blog & follow me too!

    Kim

    http://whatkimmididnext.blogspot.com/

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  5. Looks wonderful, thanks for the tips and sharing with all of us to enjoy. Cheers SpecialK XoXo

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  6. That ballerina picture gave me an idea for my 4 year old's room actually. Thanks for posting! :)

    I am stopping by from the Blog Hop Til You Drop, and glad I did. Oh, and I really love your blog layout and colors!

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    1. thanks for stopping by too, gladly following in back. great ideas. love the sweet baby pic

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  7. That is so cute!
    Stopping by from the Friday Hops to say hello. Have a great weekend!
    POSH

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  8. hey i found you through blog til you drop an am now following you, i hope you can follow me back at
    baysbooks.blogspot.com
    thanks

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  9. Love this! I'm coming by from Blog Hop 'Til You Drop and following via GFC.

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  10. What beautiful baby! Love how the frame turned out and that you can easily switch it out.

    Holly

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  11. this is too sweet! great job!



    new follower.

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  12. I found you in the blog hop and am a new GFC Follower, if you could follow back that would be great!

    www.giveawayhog.blogspot.com

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  13. So sweet. It is fun to play with frames. One of the easiest ways to be creative.

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  14. Found you through Posh On a Budget... love the frame you made.
    And your baby is adorable!
    Have a great Tuesday!

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  15. New follower from an old HOP! What a cute idea!! Hope you come by and follow :)

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  16. Quite creative and your daughter is precious!

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  17. Turned out so pretty! And I LOVE the idea of taking apart some framed art to repurpose the frame for your little girl's photo.

    Stopping by from Tuesday Friend & Follow! I'm your newest follower. Now off to check out some more of your blog :)

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  18. Stopping by from Welcome Wednesday...I'm following with GFC,but if you add the new Linky tool I will follow there too...it is really great, try it. Stop by anytime, Lori

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  19. So cute! I found you via the Linky blog hop and am now your newest Linky Follower! Hope you'll visit me at One Artsy Mama...I have a link party going on now through Wednesday and I'd love for you to share your fun projects there!

    http://oneartmama.blogspot.com

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