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« on: November 28, 2010 10:56:14 AM »

I love love love the French magazine Marie Claire Idées, but I never make any projects from it because they all seem to require access to La Droguerie, a vast lush backyard, a brood of photogenic children, and that certain je-ne-sais-quoi that makes everything in that magazine look so effortless and elegant.

But the January 2010 issue contained something cool that I could actually do:

(Photos blurred in Photoshop for privacy reasons.)

Here's the original project, on the bottom right corner of the cover:

I had been looking for an eye-catching way to display framed pictures in my new apartment for some time. For some reason, the pattern provided in the instructions does not actually match the picture on the cover, and I ended up changing the orientation of some of the frames anyway, so the shape of mine turned out a little different. Mine has a pointier bottom.

The frames came from Zellers in packages of 2 for $5, al though one weekend I got 10% off for using my HBC credit card. The mats came from the dollar store in packs of 2 for $1-$1.25, depending on which employee was working the cash register. All told, each frame cost about $3. The pictures I printed on my own inkjet printer. Approximate total cost: CDN$38.

Here it is in progress:

And with a floor lamp so you can see the finished size:
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« Reply #1 on: November 28, 2010 11:11:47 AM »

Very nice!  Love that idea.

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« Reply #2 on: November 28, 2010 11:17:54 AM »

I love this! So simple, yet so cute! I might have to borrow the idea. You did a great job too! Was it hard to get the nails/hooks for the frames in the right places on the wall?

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« Reply #3 on: November 28, 2010 12:19:08 PM »

Looks awesome. That's such a great idea.

« Reply #4 on: November 28, 2010 12:39:54 PM »

Now that is cool, I love how that looks. I'm definitely going to have to keep this in mind when I move.

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« Reply #5 on: November 28, 2010 01:49:32 PM »

This is very cool! I want to do this in my hosue now, in the shape of  star maybe!
« Reply #6 on: November 28, 2010 01:59:14 PM »

Very awesome! I love how it turned out, and it's super cool to see something from a magazine actually in use Cheesy

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« Reply #7 on: November 28, 2010 03:11:54 PM »

It turned out great  Smiley  Thanks for sharing such a wonderful idea!
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« Reply #8 on: November 29, 2010 08:00:58 AM »

That looks great.  I often buy Marie Claire idees because the projects are so great, but don't know enough french to complete the projects, I need to slowly work on translating them.

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« Reply #9 on: November 30, 2010 11:56:56 AM »

oh, i love this! so lovely!
this will be in my bed room as soon as i get my own place!
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