Guest Blogger: the iheart blog

While I’m away, I thought it would be fun to have some guest posts. So here is guest blogger #1!

Hi, I’m Bec from the iheart blog. I started my blog as a way to improve my photography and be more creative. As a newlywed, decorating is not a huge part of our budget so I’ve enjoyed coming up with cheap, but fun, decorating projects. This one didn’t even cost me $5.

If you read my blog on a regular basis, you know I love going to our local farmer’s market. They actually have an online store where you can buy farmer’s market t-shirts, posters, bags, etc. I fell in love with this print:

The only problem is, we aren’t really in the market for poster sized art at the moment, so I refrained from buying it. I was hoping they’d offer them in postcard size because that would be perfect for what I had in mind. I waited, they never made postcards, so I took matters into my own hands.

First I bought four picture frames from Dollar Tree.

I popped out the glass and cardboard and layed them out on my in-laws driveway.

I picked this beautiful shade of spray paint to jazz them up.

Then I got sprayin’.

I ended up having to flip them over once they were dry to be able to get the bottom edges coated evenly.

I printed off my re-sized images (I would have used photo paper, but mine has magically disappeared.) I placed the glass over the image to get the exact size needed for the frame.

I then selected 2 of my new scrapbook papers that coordinated with the images I had printed off.

Then I put everything in the frames.

Since we live in an apartment, I really try not to put anymore holes in the wall than necessary. Since these frames are plastic, they were light enough that I could use foam adhesive squares to stick them on the walls.

Now it was time to put them in place! I love how cheerful they are.

Perked that wall right up. The best part is, I could change the art in them whenever I feel like it FOR FREE.

P.S. If the farmer’s market ever did offer the prints in a smaller size I would totally buy them and put them in the frames rather than my knock-offs.

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