A few weeks ago I posted about all of the goodies that I found on sale for 50% off at the local thrift store. Is there anything more awesome than a sale on a sale???? One of the things that I picked up is a super ornate gold/brassy frame that cost me $2.50! Yay! I bought it with an eye to spray painting it white but I’ve kind of fallen in love with the tacky 80’s excess. (I think I’m showing my age here but I remember this from my very first home decoration project…Yup. In the 80’s.)
I already used the frame in my fall foyer re-do when I filled it with scrapbook paper. There it is off in the right corner….
Since Canadian Thanksgiving is over, I started working on Halloween decorations. One of the first things I did was to re-purpose the frame. Since the scrap booking fiasco of 2009 (where I decided to scrapbook, bought a zillion supplies and failed to complete one book), I’ve had, literally, tons, of scrapbook paper laying around in the craft room.
For this project I took a purple, black, and white background piece of scrap book paper, added a doilie and used black chipboard letters to spell “BOO” (also lounging in the craft room for the past three years), and made a cute little picture that became the inspiration for the rest of Halloween decor.
Total cost? Still $2.50 and took less than 20 minutes to finish. Gotta love a project that you can finish while the babies nap and still have time for tea on the sofa. 🙂
Since it’s 320 Sycamore’s under $10 in under an hour party today, I thought this would be a perfect project to link up. (Love this blog, by the way!)