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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.


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.


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.


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


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


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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