When people stop by my house they usually have two reactions...the first is "wow, I can't believe your husband allows you to have so much pink!" The second is "I feel happy here." And that second reaction is exactly what I'm going for. A place that I feel happy in. It just so happens that pink makes me happy and fortunately for me, it makes my hubby smile too!
My most recent project was a gallery wall using the pictures from the vacation we just went on. I couldn't find any frames that we exactly what I wanted and in the price range that I wanted so I made my own...and for around $80 for 9! That includes the frame, the mats and the pics.
I purchased the 12x12 frames from Hobby Lobby. They were $9.99 but I bought them when they had a 50% off frame sale (which is almost every weekend). The 12x12 acid free mats have an 8x8 opening. I got these from ebay for $2 each! They come in a variety of colors too, which could add another element of fun! The 8x8 prints I got from www.mpix.com, my favorite place for prints.
I didn't sand the frames but I did use a spray paint primer...and only one quick coat of that. Then one coat of the gold spray paint, a few hours of dry time then hung. The only thing left to do is to get some of that sticky stuff to put on the back of the frames so they don't wobble when my kiddos slam the doors in my house :)
**the curtains my mom sewed for me, the fabric is from fabric.com. The side tables, gold lamps & rug are from Home Goods. My hubby made the headboard and the foot stools are from Target. I'm a budget savvy girl!!!