We’ve all been stuck at home during this quarantine and while I can still online shop, there is nothing like a good trip to the thrift store. If I had to pick the one thing I miss most about thrift stores, it would hands down be the art. And while I can’t leave the house, I decided to get creative.
If you’ve been following me on Instagram, you know that I’ve had the kids draw/paint pictures that I framed and hung up in their bedroom.
Well, yesterday I did an impulse DIY and I LOVEEEEE how it turned out–I decided to take some old kid’s books, tear out some of the pages, and frame them. Below are the deets:
Step 1: Grab all the old frames I had in the house and put them in a pile so that I could see what sizes I was working with.
Step 2: Grab all the books that you feel comfortable murdering and put them in a pile so you can see all the different sizes–in all seriousness, we have tons of duplicate books from bday parties and gifts.
Step 3: Make two piles–A pile for the books that have art that speaks to you, and a pile for the books that don’t.
Step 4: Go through the pile you love and start to pick out what pictures you want in what frames–and trim the pages when applicable.
I also opted to keep the glass out of the frame because I really hate when there’s a glare. See below? No bueno.
Because I was doing a gallery wall, I decided to spray paint some of the frames so I could have a good mix of metals.
I wish you could see it in person, the wall is coming to life! Who knew that children’s books would make such beautiful art.
My kids absolutely love it too!
Here’s the link to my highlights where you can see a close up of all the pieces and a video of the wall.
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