Monday, February 28, 2011

My First DIY Project: Framing a Photo Strip

Let me introduce me to my first ever makeover project, long before I ever did makeovers or had a blog :)  On our honeymoon hubby and I had the most adorable photo strip taken at a photo booth.  I wanted to frame it and hang it in our home because I loved it, but apparently no one makes frames for photo strips.  Fast forward to about 7 months after we got home from our honeymoon.  We were shopping at Fred Meyer and walked past this ugly framed palm tree.
 It didn't even click in my head that it was exactly what I was searching for until I had already walked several steps past it.  Suddenly it clicked in my head and I immediately snatched the ugly framed tree and purchased it.
 I spray painted the frame (this was back before I had my own spray paint and had to borrow some from my hubby's work van :) ) and then cut a sheet of black card stock to put inside.  I put clear photo corners on our honeymoon photo strip, matted it on more black card stock and matted that on some white burlap scrapbook paper.
I really love the way it turned out and 6 years later I still love having it displayed in my home :)
Here it is today on the ledge on my stairwell with a wedding picture.  So, do you have any special way of displaying a photo strips because I have two more really cute ones :)


Kelly said...

SO cute! You really took that from boring to awesome!


Chrystie said...

Cool Sarah, after all these years, I had no idea you made that frame into something. I just saw it, admired it & assumed you bought it & just added the picture! Nice job! :) Cool to know the history on that!

Sarah said...

Thanks Kelly!
Too funny Chrystie, nope I made it. I searched for something but apparently if you want something done right you have to do it yourself. LOL

Ralph said...

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