About two months ago, Derek and I hung a picture of our daughter on the wall and planned to put some other smaller frames next to the larger one. My goal was to spend very little on the frames due to the fact that we spent quite a bit on the larger one, but I was having no luck. I shopped our local Goodwill only to be faced with way too many ceramic cats. I combed the clearance end caps at Target weekly, but always left empty-handed. It wasn't until last week that I found a couple of deals.
I was in Hobby Lobby looking for some paper to create some crafts for a party I was having, (more on that in a later post) when I came upon four aisles of clearance items. They must have been clearing out the old and getting some new things in. (lucky for me!) What I found there were these two obnoxiously ugly frames, but I had a vision for them (really!).
The frames were around two dollars each on clearance.
|Live, glamour, inspire, so awesome. Sorry 13 year old girl, you didn't get to Hobby Lobby fast enough!|
|Nice diamond and gold effect.|
|I wanted to, of course, paint these lovely pieces, so I prepped them with a bit of sanding.|
|Then I started spray painting|
|And then I did some more spray painting. It's pretty enjoyable, actually and so easy!|
|And low and behold I had the finished product. I actually wanted to hang them both horizontally, but didn't have the right pictures to do so. Maybe I will some time.|
And that is that. Two new frames for around five dollars. You can't beat it. So go check out the clearance aisle and see if you can find something ugly and make it lovely! Have you already done so? Please share you ideas or experience with the Test Nesters.