It takes me awhile to find the perfect decoration themes for each room in our house. (Picking paint colors can be so stressful! :-)) When I saw this tutorial, I originally bookmarked it with plans to make a set to give to grandparents. But I quickly realized that this “art” was perfect for my home.
So I started looking out for the perfect frames. I didn’t want to spend a fortune, but I wanted something that fit perfectly with my decor (at least the decor that is currently locked in my mind until I can bring it all to fruition :-)). I found the perfect frames at JoAnn’s, bought them, and then returned them when I talked myself out of spending $50 on them. I hoped I could do better and figured that if I couldn’t find something better I could always go back to JoAnn’s and buy them again. 🙂
And then we went Black Friday shopping…at Goodwill. 🙂 I found two matching frames (original price tage $29.99) priced at $6.99 each. To make the deal even better Goodwill had everything 50% on Black Friday. So I purchased two frames at $3.50 each. Now this price I can handle! 🙂
It took the boys a while to warm up to the idea of getting paint all over their hands and feet. Once I demonstrated the procedure to Drew, he loved it. And, of course, Carter wanted to copy his big brother. 🙂
Drew and Carter loved looking at their artwork. I added their names and date. (Drew was having fun talking to Aunt Bonnie on the phone and telling her about his blue hand. :-))
The placement of their hands and feet on the burlap wasn’t quite as effortless or perfect as I had pictured it in my mind, so Melinda and I painstakingly cut the mats slightly larger. And this is what we ended up with…
It turned out beautifully. A wonderful addition to our living room.
~ Carrie ~