My boy came home last week with these in his school folder.
He made them in art class, and I fell madly in love with them.
So off to the fabric store I went to look for some complimenting fabric at an affordable price. I found a scrap in the back of the store, and it just so happened to be the right color for this challenge - grey!
I used it to wrap the mat in the frame (Target).
I added some brass thumb tacks around the opening.
Then I borrowed an idea from my girl Courtney and added a gold detail to the frames with a little rub 'n buff.
Courtney's method calls for spray painting painter's tape, but the weather wasn't great for spray painting. I tried using the rub 'n buff on the tape but it wasn't working too well; so instead I taped off the sections I wanted to be gold and just rubbed directly on to the frames. It didn't take long at all, and I really like the tarnished brass look I ended up with in the end. Sometimes you gotta just roll with the punches in a middle of a diy project ya know?!
All in all, a blank boring spot at the top of my staircase went from this......
It makes my son so proud to see his artwork framed for everyone to see, and I LOVE having original pieces in my home. ;)
This challenge really helped me to get quite a bit accomplished in my entry foyer, and I'm really grateful for the motivation! To see the other ways I challenged myself to add some grey in my entry foyer check here and here.
Be sure to check out how all the other bloggers in the Color My World Challenge used their color in fabric!
Oh and don't forget about the link party next week! Challenge yourself to try a new color in your home!
*Linking up Savvy Southern Style, Home Stories A to Z, My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia