I think these are beautiful botanicals and I've had them for a while. I love botanical prints and think they are timeless, but not immune from me wanting a change. They were part of a calendar my dear daughter bought me in Chicago and it was with some regret that I changed them....but a girl must move on sometimes and so I have.
Out came the pictures and they are safely tucked away for another adventure in decorating in the future. The frames I reused and sprayed the backing with that wonderful Elmer's spray fixative I mentioned here. I then added the fabric that was leftover from another project--cost $0
and my ego is healed from my wastefulness. The shells were ones I had around the house--yes, I bought them, but when and where, I do not remember, so the cost must be $0 by now, according to my logic! Can you relate?
I did have some trouble figuring the layout for the wall. It looks like a "duh" moment now, but I played with the layout with some cutouts I did from ugly wrapping paper. Here's what that looked like as I was
frustrated getting it down pat.
And here is the final result. I used E-6000 glue(?) to mount the shells.
Here's a close-up shot of a few individual pictures(?).
These shells were a gift from my dear sister. Thanks sis.
This was a fun, easy project and the whole wall cost $26 because I reused the frames and the leftover fabric from another project.
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