I know I haven't shown you many projects lately.
#1 - I've been lazy.
#2 - I've been more into decorating than DIYing.
But we have had such fantastic weather for January that I finally felt energized.
Plus being home helped a little too.
Last weekend Emily and I did some shopping.
We spent most of our time in Hobby Lobby.
She had taken down her Christmas mantle and wanted something more "everyday-ish".
We didn't really know what we were looking for , but as so often happens in HobLob,
inspiration HIT !
At the end of an isle, they had what looked like canvas' but were cloth.
I asked the lady working how they made them and she directed us to "canvas stretching frames"
Maybe you already know about these.
It was a new discovery for me.
They come in individual pieces so you can make any size frame you want.
The ones we bought were anywhere from .89 to $1.69.
Anyway a 14x24 frame for around $6 !
They are grooved so they literally just slide together !
Next we looked for fabric.
We found the perfect piece in the clearance bin for $5 a yard.
We only needed a half yard.
I cut the fabric , leaving and inch or so for stapling.
(maybe less, who measures?)
The frames are a soft pine which made stapling really easy .
Cheap way to add texture
The new mantle.
I had had these candle sticks at the store for quite awhile and they hadn't sold.
That's OK , I like them on Em's mantle.
We also reused her bead garland, which I love.
And antlers too.
She has just a bit of her Mama in her :)
She had this gorgeous vase too.
It was a consignment piece from my store, ReStyle.
I knew she would love it when it was brought in,
I text her a picture and she text back , "YES!"
I'm not completely thrilled with the star color and I think we need something with a little height behind the antlers, but it's a start...
I finished a few other projects that I started long ago .
I'll be sharing those soon.
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