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« on: February 27, 2011 05:02:32 PM »

So I'm redoing my bedroom after years of living with bad drywall job, unfinished floors, and missing trim.  I'm on a budget.  Most of which is going into the floors.  I'm a naturally thrifty person so when I bought the fabric to make the curtains I wanted I just about choked on the cost of the fabric and the hardware.  Needless to say I knew I needed some art work but refused to spend money.  I was going to have to get creative.  I did lots of "research" until I found my inspiration here


I had tons of magazines that were gifted to me from a cousin who has a magazine obsession!  I went online and looked up bird silhouettes which I printed out, transferred to cereal box board and then used to trace my birds on magazine ads that either had the color or texture that I liked.  I then selected backgrounds for my birds had cut out 5 x 5 inch squares.  A little paste and posterboard later and a repurposed frame and Viola!

Here is a better shot of my frame.

As you can see my floors are still not finished  Undecided
« Reply #1 on: February 28, 2011 07:09:12 AM »

I love that idea!  There are a lot of really neat pieces of artwork in the paper crafts forum, too, that are similar to this one.

I think I'm going to have to try that with all of my old magazines!

She sees shooting stars...
              & comet's tail
She's got heaven in her eyes.
« Reply #2 on: August 16, 2011 02:27:47 AM »

What a very, very cool idea!  Crafty and thrifty, indeed!  Smiley

... has anyone seen my shoes? I kicked them off in a fit of joy.
Lil Lamby
« Reply #3 on: September 19, 2011 02:15:59 PM »

That looks pretty!
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