I like to set myself challenges, I'm a bit wacky like that. This weeks challenge evolved from finding a set of three 8x10" or 20x25cm dark wood photo frames in the shed.
I decided that I would paint them gold because I didn't like the color. Then I wanted something to put in them, so I spent a whole day mucking around with free vintage pictures and editing them and looking for phrases to go with the images to form a set. Because I had it in mind to decorate a baby's room I thought it would be good to have two sets of prints, one for a blue themed boy's room and one for a pink themed girls room.
The next day I went to Office Works and had my images printed out as 8x10 photos. It cost me $17 for the six images. I decided to get them printed as photos because I wanted them to be thicker then they would have been if they had been printed on regular paper, plus I thought the colors might look brighter. (But there is no reason why you couldn't just use a color printer, which would be cheaper, I'm sure they would still look good.)
Yesterday I finished painting the frames and decided to set myself a baby's room bookshelf styling challenge using items from around the house.
The lace I used on the shelves came from the bottom of a dress that was given to me recently, but which was too small for me to wear, so I used a quick unpick to remove it, but you could find something similar from a haberdashery shop or you could use doilies for a similar look. I bought the wooden letters about a year ago from typo, they cost $4.95 each. The greeting cards came from phoenix trading.