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2014_21_01aFor Christmas 2012 my good friend, Caroline, gave me a photo calendar. On it she’d put photos of our children playing together through the year, interspersed with photos of me doing pulling faces (shock horror). It was a lovely, unexpected gift and when the year drew to a close I didn’t simply want to throw it away because it was full of precious memories.

My girls share a bedroom and in that room there is one wall in particular that was just crying out for some kind of adornment.

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With Christmas in the not so distant past, there’s not a lot of money in the kitty for expensive improvements, so I thought I would use what was lying around.

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First I needed to find some frames. I sourced the gold frames from my local charity shop for £2.25 each. The other frames I bought from Poundland for, you guessed it, £1. The frames with the oval inserts were originally black but I repainted them with green paint from a tester pot I had lying around.

As with most things, you get what you pay for; the Poundland frames were not designed for going on walls and had no hooks from which to hang from. So to adapt them I used a hammer and a nail to make small holes in the cardboard backing before threading string through.

Before nailing the pictures onto the walls I tried out a few configurations first on the floor.

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Once I found a configuration I was happy with, I then put the pictures up.

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The girls got a new look for their room and all I spent was £11.

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I even got a bit creative with some fonts and framed a few wise words for the kiddoes.

Have you given a room in your house a revamp lately? This was so quick and easy to accomplish I can’t wait to start on other rooms in the house!

Bye for now

 

Michelle x

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