So I've been on the lookout for picture frames. I decided to make my own wall art since spending $25 - $50 on some decent pictures was not going to happen. I tried local thrift shops and department stores, but nothing suited my fancy. Then, out of nowhere, frames were spotted for el-cheapo...at the drug store nonetheless! Seriously. I picked up quite a few brand new frames ranging in price from $0.25 to $1.00! I'm sure some of you are much more thrifty than I, but I'll get there one day. I will!
The frames weren't all the perfect color or finish so I just added a simple coat of paint...and voila! Inexpensive frames that matched perfectly! Who could ask for more?
Before I found the frames, I made some pictures using my handy-dandy software. Here's the first one..., and I must say this is SO true around here! Sure do LOVE my little boys! So full of life and...energy!
I wasn't able to print them at home since we're out of ink, and I'm still looking for a great deal before I can fix that problem.
Have I taken "saving money" a little too far? Probably so.
However, I managed to print the 8x10 images for less than $1.00 each. This seemed a little high since I typically get them for free, but I really wanted to get this particular project finished.
So all-in-all, I spent $2.00 for a piece of wall art. Can't beat that! Okay, so maybe you can. Don't tell me though. I'll just kick myself for spending too much. Granted, the pictures aren't anything spectacular, but I had fun making them. Now if I could only focus long enough to finish painting the kids' rooms so that the decorating can begin.
Not holding out much hope, though. We've been here two years and stuff is still in boxes...that's all I have to say about that!
If you'd like to have your own copy of this image, click here. It will take you to a page on the blog where I plan to keep all of my printables...I'm hoping to make more! With me, though, you never know! I'm new to this whole "printable" thing so hopefully, it will print okay for everyone.
*Linking Up with: Chic On A Shoestring Decorating, Petite Hermine, 413 Sparrow Lane, Thrifty Decorating, Lil' Mrs. Tori,