Monday, April 12, 2010

Frugal Finds Part II

You remember these things I got for $9 and felt really good about.
I already showed you what I did with the little topiaries. Well now I'm going to show you what I did with the scrolly thing. I got this picture, which I love, and I knew where I wanted it but it needed something.
So this is where I wanted to put it.
Kinda Blah hu? Ya, that is why I thought it just needed something. Sooooo....
I hung the picture. Then I had this ribbon in the closet so I put it thought the holes in the scrolly thing and tied knots. Then I hung the scrolly thing (which is kinda heavy) so I used nails instead of the ribbon. I think I might get a knob of some kind to make the ribbon look like it is hung on something other than a nail.
Then the floor next to the cabinet looked bare. I had this basket that is kinda dark like the frame, so I put it on the opposite side of the cabinet to balance it.
Then a little greenery next to the milk can with twigs and wala...

So just so you get the difference, I'll show you the before....
And now the after....
So much better, if I do say so myself.
So now all that is left in the frugal finds are the keys. I will get to work on those right away and I will have those for you shortly.
Have lovely day!


  1. It IS better "After." Good job! :) I like the little decorative element above the mirror. Love those keys!! Thanks for the visit today. :)

  2. I love how you hung that! That is awesome. So how did ya glue it?

  3. Hi Brooke, I love the changes you made to the frame, it looks great and I like waht you did to the area with the basket and the greenery. Little changes but big impact! I am impressed with your finds for $9. Good work! xx

  4. Very inventive. Cute frame. I can't help but notice that massive fireplace too. It's awesome! Thanks for the visit.

  5. Very I want to know what you are doing with the keys...those are great!

  6. The after is definitely better : )
    Thanks for popping over for a visit!
    Have a great afternoon

  7. Great job, it looks lovely! You have a beautiful blog. I had to giggle when I read that you loved to change your room around a lot when you were a little girl...I was the same way! Now my 12 year old daughter is doing the same thing. I guess some of us are just born that way. So nice to meet you!

  8. Your change made a big difference. Great job Brooke! I just adore how creative you are!

  9. Thanks so much for always stopping by my blog and saying such nice things! I love to read your comments!
    This is a genius idea to add more umph to your frame. I would have never thought of that!
    Super cute!!
    Happy Thursday!

  10. love that! it really makes more of an impact with the scrolly piece on top. thanks so, so much for your kind words on my sunroom redo. i am glad you like it! thanks for stopping by the cape on the corner!