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Goodwill Frames = Awesome Christmas Decor!

23 Dec

Merry Christmas ya’ll! I hope everyone is ready and jolly by golly!  Like everyone else this holiday season my wallet was not looking forward to the costs involved with baking, gift giving and more outings! It is all I can do to get all my ducks in a row every month! I really wanted to do some fun things for our house since it is our first “married” Christmas together in our home. Holiday decorations help get my husband and I in the spirit. Only problem is holiday decor at full price is way too expensive and I am not one to hit the shops up the day after for those marked down holiday goodies. Sooooo I did what I always do and made my way down to Goodwill. Many of you know that Goodwill is my jam! I love going there and looking around, seeing hidden potential in things, finding a good book and meeting the nice people that work there. Just the other day I found Emily Giffins “Something Borrowed” for a dollar! I read it in 2 sittings! Success! Back to my point I had a few ideas in mind for my Goodwill expedition. I wanted to find some framed art (with or without the art) with the frame and glass intact. My Goodwill off Strickland Rd. has a great corner of frames and art etc. I walked away with some old framed art and a canvas that someone had framed in.

Once I put my thinking cap on I took both frames to the garage and laid them on some painters plastic.

I took the glass out of the frame and removed the oh so lovely art and RECYCLED it. Washed it, dried it and prepped it. I took some Rustoleum chalkboard paint and used a high density foam roller to paint the glass. It only took (2) coats with a 4 hour dry time in between.

While the glass was drying I spray painted the frame with a nice semi-gloss white I had laying around. Two coats seemed to do the job.

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After the chalkboard glass was dry I put it back in the frame and BAM that’s my JAM! A cute chalkboard to scribble Christmas cheer on!

My second project needed to somehow showcase our Christmas cards. I adore Christmas cards and can hardly wait to open them when they come in. I noticed that John leaves them for me on the counter because he knows how much I love ripping into them! I have the best husband EVA! As much as I love them, they can sometimes clutter and flutter. My soluition was to create a card bullitin board  to display by our tree.

I started by painting the frame and canvas with white paint. The person’s art was lovely but not my style *sorry little van gogh*.

While the paint was drying I dug through our Christmas wrapping paper stash and found something semi-neutral with a little color and shine.

I removed the screws and wrapped the canvas in the paper (taping it on much like a Christmas gift).

I carefully put the canvas back into the frame and tucked when necessary.

This is the finished product and this is what it looks like now…great right? All cards in one tidy place by our beautiful tree.

These are just some easy, inexpensive ways to brighten up your home this holiday season. Home is where it all begins and ends so why not have fun in making it festive? Merry Christmas everyone 🙂

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