The wall and sofa are off center, and some what of a "challenge" to find something to fit the space.
I hadn't found anything, and then Hubbs remembered he had some unused LP album frames, which I could use if I wanted to make something.
I started thinking of things to frame...pretty scrapbook paper, stencils, etc., but I decided to take photos around the yard...images of things that were "organic".
I took a lot of pics, and finally decided on these:
Mahonia seeds...near the shed.
Here's a closeup of the "matting". I made it with paper burlap that I found in the craft section at Walmart.
The frame backing/liner was white and the burlap fairly coarse, so I used a brown wrapping paper under the burlap so it would be all brown...not brown and white "checked".
I cut both pieces about 1.5 inches larger all around the back/liner, folded the edges up, and taped them down.
This is an old log in the back garden.
I mounted each photo to a foam core square using double stick tape.
Japanese Painted Fern in a concrete pot by the back steps.
Rusty slats from an old whiskey barrel planter.
Celtic design in the center of the bird bath in the pine island.
Lichens on a boulder by the driveway.
The project cost almost nothing since I already had the frames and foam core, and the photo paper was free when I bought printer ink.
The paper burlap was on sale for $3.50 and the brown paper for underneath was about $4.00..oh, and $1. for a roll of double stick tape.
So, the project cost just under $10 for six pictures.
I have to tell you I had lots of help from Hubbs.
He's good with math, and figured out the frame spacing, and then hung them so they'd be level. He also cut the foam core squares for the photos... all that stuff I have no patience doing. And, bless his little pea pickin' heart, he even cleaned up the mess I made from cutting the burlap.
Well, we're having a yard sale tomorrow, so I guess I'd better get busy.
Wish us luck.
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