Tuesday, July 28, 2009

DIY Project --wall decor

I am a big fan of Hobby Lobby. I could spend hours and hours in Hobby Lobby, not to mention thousands and thousands of dollars. But of course, money doesn't grow on trees, so every time I am in the store, I stroll down the home decor clearance aisle to see what is there. Sometimes things are damaged, and sometimes things are just ugly. Recently, there was an aisle of 90% off home decor items!! Yay! My eye was drawn to these...


Yes, I know, they are not exactly my taste or something I would pick out...but ideas started swarming around in my head: spray paint, decoupage, the possibilities were endless, and they were only $1.80 a piece, much cheaper than buying a canvas the same size and these were solid wood.

I decided to head to the scrapbook paper aisle with our half bathroom in mind...it has been begging for some decor since we moved in a year ago. I found some paper and headed home.

I placed the wall decor on the paper and traced it. Pretty simple! Then I cut it and used spray adhesive to adhere it to them. They looked like this...


Nice...but still lacking something. I looked for some cute shapes online, like silhouettes of a bathtub, or toilet or something...but just couldn't find anything that excited me. Then I remembered...TILES!! I had purchased numerous tiles at a tile store that was closing almost two years ago. I ran upstairs to dig them out.

PERFECT!! Added a little dimension and texture. At first I wasn't sure how i would get heavy tiles to stick...but good 'ole Velcro did the trick!

Here they are proudly on my bathroom wall.


Break down of the cost

$3.60 for the wall decor
$1.18ish for the scrapbook paper
$1.00 for both tiles

TOTAL $5.78 Not too shabby in my book!

Head over to Kimba's and see many other DIY projects!!

14 comments:

strem said...

I LOVE them, Liz. You're so creative, and I can't wait to see them in person.

lydia said...

Very cute! I love how they turned out. And, is that a peak of another DIY project in the background of the 2nd picture?!?

Liz said...

Lydia...in the first and third picture are glimpses of my upholstery project. Still working on the legs of that one...then I will post it too. I might get another one done tomorrow...we'll see.

Liz said...

Oops, just looked again..the second to last picture is the project too...oops! Just consider it a "sneak peak"

Dani said...

I use to work at Hobby Lobby. It was so adicting, I'm not sure how much money I really made.

I would love to have some knowledge for doing some upholstery. I have two chairs that are in NEED of some help. They were my grandmother's first living room chairs, and when my Mother got married in the eary 80s a cousin redid them, and now I have them and they NEED new fabric.

Sara said...

Stopping by from ASPTL. Those turned out really well. Much better than the "before" pictures! Well done!

Kara said...

Those look just fabulous! Amazing how the tiles match the paper perfectly. Love them!

Sarah said...

Love, love, love it!!! Congrats on a great project! God's blessings, Sarah :D

Blue Creek Home said...

These are not shabby in anyones book! Great idea. They really are pretty.
Rhonda

Dawn said...

I absolutely love these!!! Fabulous!

Kitty Scraps said...

Hobby Lobby is very addictive! But it sounds like you know how to bargain shop in there *smiles* I love what you did with your pictures and the tiles just really makes it. Great job!

Delightful Dwelling said...

Very pretty! I have that same scrapbook paper. I love those tiles too. I found some great finds in the 90% off aisle too.

Ms. Tee said...

How creative! Scrapbook paper uses have no end! :)

Jen R. said...

Great use of a sale item! Very cute!