Need easy, simple ideas to decorate your walls? Here’s one of the easiest. You can create this project in five minutes from start to finish.
I’m always trying to figure out what to put on my walls.
Especially if it’s cheap.
Mostly because I spend way too much money on my pillow budget and that doesn’t leave much left over for decorating my walls.
And in the inexpensive-only-takes-five-minutes-and-looks-like-you-ordered-something-from-a-high-end-store department…
….I have a solution.
Can I add a disclaimer?
If you are already doing this.
If this tip already occurred to you years ago.
If you’ve already figured this out and have it on your wall and read this post and think to yourself, “Really? Umm….KariAnne. Please girl. That is so 2009.”
Can we just pretend I’m brilliant?
Just for today.
The tip that really needs no introduction….
….here’s how to decorate your walls in five minutes.
It all started with this paintbrush.
It was sent it to me as a gift and I love it. And as much as I love painting with a brush with my name on it, I never could. It was too cute to have paint drips on it.
So I saved it.
I knew that one day I would figure out something to do with it.
I saw this.
This vintage chippy amazing frame.
And I knew that I knew that I KNEW.
It needed to get married to the paintbrush.
They are living together happily ever after in my laundry room.
I hung the paintbrush on the wall and then hung the frame around it.
And along the way?
Something amazing happened.
That paintbrush that was already cute?
IT GOT CUTER IN JUST FIVE MINUTES.
It took on a new life and transformed itself from a paintbrush…
JUST BY ADDING A FRAME.
Isn’t it amazing how much something so simple and ordinary and everyday becomes so much more?
All because I elevated it and made it feel special and one-of-a-kind and extraordinary with the simple addition of a vintage, chippy, wood picture frame.
And that got me thinking.
What if this was a thing?
What else around the house could we add an inexpensive wood frame to and make it feel special?
So I made a list.
Here are some other things I thought of that you could frame in five minutes and create art:
- book pages
- license plates
- architectural pieces
- sports equipment
- fabric squares
- scrapbook paper
- smaller signs
- wood pieces
And the list goes on and on and on.
Take it from me.
There is probably something just sitting around your house at this very moment that you could create art from and decorate your walls in five minutes.
And these frames?
You can find them at yard sales and thrift stores and antique booths and your attic.
All you need is the frame. Not the glass. Not the matting. Not the back.
Just a simple wood frame and something ordinary that’s waiting for you to discover it.
That’s waiting for a little extraordinary to show up.
A little extraordinary.
Just like you. 🙂