It sure doesn't feel like Spring here in Minnesota!
It's sunny, yet bitter cold and windy.
Inside things are beginning to look a little more Spring-like.
I've been slowing working on transforming my Living Room to give it a easy, breezy spring feel. I'm not completely finished yet but I can share one of the quick projects I feel helped me get the look I was hoping for.
I found two over-sized photo frames at the thrift store a while back and knew they would be prefect on either side of my large window. I gave them a fresh coat of paint and then a little distressing. That's when I hit a snag. I had nothing that would fit into the big frames. I searched and search with no luck. Finally, one morning last week I had an idea.
I remembered a handful of botanical prints I picked up at Junk Bonanza last year - Perfect! The prints worked nicely but then I hit snag #2. No photo mats to match the frame size or the print size.
That's when I decided to try burlap.
Guess what? It worked!!
I had very pale, almost white burlap on hand - my favorite type.
I simply cut the burlap to match the size of the glass and centered the print in the middle.
I had enough burlap at use on both large frames . . .
Plus a handful of smaller frames. Just because I was loving the look so much.
The burlap gives the frames a nice added texture. I have found that I like to make sure the backing behind the burlap is not white. I think it looks best when I used the plain cardboard backing most frames come with. It helps define the burlap a little better then a white background does.
What do you think?
Are you enjoying the look as much as I am?
Have a great day,