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Friday, January 23, 2015

Last projects of the Glam Room

I just have a couple of projects to show you before I show you the entire room!!
 Em loves to draw,
(Shocker that my kid loves to draw!)
She mostly draws fashion pictures of outfits she creates.
So she needs a place to put up lots of her favorite drawings, with out pining them to the walls.
 NO MORE SWISS CHEESE WALLS!!
First I went looking for a large frame; I wanted lots of raised detail on the frame.
When I found this one for $6, it was a no brainer.


It came with this lovely cardboard picture!!
lol
This thing is 28"x52" just to give you an idea of it's size. I popped out the picture and spray painted the frame white. Next I hopped on down to Home Depot to pick up some sheet metal because my Lowe's doesn't carry large sheets of this. If you choose to make one of these take a pair of gloves with you!!
All sheets of metal are not created equal, thus I felt I had to dig through the stack to find the best one.  (You know one with out creases or bends.)
In the process I tried to push a stack of the stuff and cut my hand right down the middle. 
Trust me, it was worse than it looks!

That's when I decided to ask if I could barrow the Home Depot guy's gloves. He freaked at my bleeding hand and quickly got me a band aid and a pair of gloves. Then helped me look through the rest of the stack one at a time. 
(Pretty sure he thought I was bonkers!!)
Back to my project..... I took the very best piece of sheet metal home with my gloved hands and cut it to fit my frame. I used tin snips. 
I thought about just leaving the metal plain, but felt the room had too many shiny surfaces, so I glued this awesome black glitter wrapping paper to the surface.  
Where do you get such a thing? 
 I think I bought it at Walmart last year when all the Christmas gift wrap went on sale. 
 I also bought a roll of pink and silver.  
I used the pink and silver to cover the generic but super strong magnets I bought at Lowe's.
I love how the whole thing turned out.


Last little project was a request of Emilee's. She wanted an Eiffel Tower somewhere in her room.  Many ideas and thoughts were thrown around about how to incorporate this into her room, but one by one they were shot down for one reason or another. As I neared the finish line I still didn't have this one request done. I had long ago bought this gold shadow box with a pink chair in it at DI.  I thought it was darling, but Em didn't really like it.
  "Who wants a chair displayed like that," she said.
I broke the chair out of the box; it was glued in very well. I searched for a small Eiffel tower and ended up buying a Christmas tree decoration of one.
 Black spray paint to the rescue!! 
I then lined the inside of the box with above mentioned silver glitter paper!!


I think it turned out great!!!
I will be back next time with the Room reveal!!

Thanks for stopping by!!!

4 comments:

Fatcat said...

Love your creativity!

Fatcat said...

Love your creativity!

VintageScavenger said...

Beautiful! Now I have somewhere for my kids to display their artwork! I want to do my family's crests, but want to use the oval frames of mirrors. I've found them at flea markets cause I like the vintage frames. The difficult part is trying to get the mirror out of the frame. Any suggestions?

VintageScavenger said...

Beautiful! Now I have an idea how to display my kids artwork! I want to put my family's crests on display, but I like the vintage mirrors I find at the flea markets. The difficult part is taking the mirror out without breaking it. Any suggestions? They are mostly vanity size.