Remember these?Project completed. *check* (that's me, checking it off my to-do list. as i've said a gazillion times before...i love doing that!)
I'll have you know that this very pile of Ikea frames has followed me around for a number of years now. I started off buying 6 packs many years ago when I first moved out into what was fondly called "The Hen House". (cannot believe I'm putting that up on the world-wide-web, but like I said...it was called that fondly!)
The first project I made with them was this cool 'floating-from-the-ceiling' headboard. So a grid of these frames (painted dark blue) hung on little hooks from the ceiling. Loved it. Might do it again someday. Wish I had a picture to show. Don't.
Second project was when Tim and I rented our first apartment. I had a couple of months living there on my own before we were married, and one of my decorating attempts was a collage on the wall with a slew of frames I had 'laying around'. It included some of these frames.
Third project was in our present home. I've already used them in a couple of different spots, actually. Once I had four on either side of a large frame, again serving as a headboard of sorts. (Ok, so we didn't have a headboard at all until our recently purchased new bed and so I needed a focus. These frames contributed.)
After purchasing the new headboard, though, they were 'shelved'. But I was a little sad about that. Me and those frames...we have a history. I couldn't do it to them. I had to find a use for them.
Enter red spray paint.
And enter a collage of frames I saw at Kohl's AND Hobby Lobby, each running at $29.99 or so. So I copy-catted them. A little paint, a little hot-glue gun magic, a little abc love and voila! Educational decor for Hadassah's room:Cost? $0.00
I'd say that these frames were a good investment. Thanks Ikea!