Friday, September 3, 2010

Double Up!

Okay -- so I'm sure by now you're all getting sick of my bathroom redo -- but bear with me -- I've got one more little addition to that bright new space. :) (If you want to catch up on the bathroom projects, you can find them here, here and here).

I think you'll see where I'm going with this...but I had this huge empty wall behind the door -- and it was just SCREAMING for some attention to turn it into a real looker.


Oh sad, bare wall!  Well that's about to change -- because I found a plethora of unique, unwanted frames at the thrift store last week!


As you can see some of them need some serious color-changing!  I spray painted these soon-to-be beauties with Rustoleum Semi-Gloss White and let them dry.  

Next step was to take some of those decoupage letters you can find a a thrift store and spray paint those as well.  I chose Rustoleum metallic silver for the letters -- I wanted them to stand out from the frames.  (Sorry no pics -- it's pretty self-explanatory though!) :)

Ready to see my attention grabbing wall now!?


There you have it!  I chose to double up my frames since I didn't have a lot of space width-wise to work with.  I kind of like them better that way, since the frames that ended up being in the middles are actually duplicates.  And what do you think of the letters??  I was a little apprehensive about painting cardboard metallic -- but I think it makes them look pretty "metally".


Now I promise -- I'm almost done with showing you this teal, teal bathroom! :)

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Sue said...

I love it! What a great idea!

S
xo

Traveling Thrifter said...

Oh it's so sweet...can't wait to post about my bathroom redo...I think we might start the floors NEXT long weekend since Earl is gonna ruin this one...we need to have the kids outta the house cause it's our ONLY bathroom and we need to remove the toilet for a whole day to lay the tile

Melissa said...

Aqua is such a happy color. I do wish hubs liked it. This turned out great!!

Roo {NiceGirlNotes} said...

Those letters definitely look metally! :)

RACKS and Mooby said...

Nice - - I love how the frames are nested. Great idea!

Jensamom23 said...

Amanda...it looks terrific! Great job!

Andi @ Jane of all crafts said...

We have almost the same color in our bathroom...ours is called Sprinkle I think :-) Really like the frames...looks great!

Kara said...

Cute wall...great idea!

michelle said...

Beautiful Amanda!! I love the beach letters and the frames are just right!! I love your teal bathroom, it is so cheery!!

Have a great weekend!!

Terrell said...

LOVING this look!! Great job, girly!! Thank you oh so much for linking up this sweet creation at the FABULOUS FRIDAY FINDS party today!! I hope your weekend is wonderful!
Hugs,
~Terrell @ Frou Frou Decor~

Brandy said...

LOVE IT!!! I am struggling with a blank wall right now!!

the cape on the corner said...

love that! i just got a like a million (ok, maybe 5) free frames and i love this idea!

Erin said...

Just found your blog, as I am a new blogger myself! Those colors are so pretty together! I rent so we can't paint the walls :( but I have fun finding other ways to fill the terrible blankness :)

http://as-for-me-and-my-rented-house.blogspot.com/

Meg said...

Very cute! I love the silver mixed with the white. Great color on the wall, too!

Jenna Scott said...

I really LOVE the color on the wall, and the frame idea is just so cute!

Trisha said...

Love it! That teal color is amazing and the frames really stand out on it!

~Trisha
americanhoneyhome.blogspot.com

Stephanie said...

I am not sick of seeing your beautiful bathroom! I love what you did with your thrift shop finds, especially the metallic letters, it really just adds to the space and that blank wall. Great job!

Real Housewife in MN said...

LOVE IT! The turquoise is so fantastic. The more ornate frames really stand out too. Looks awesome!

Suzy said...

Definitely not sick of it! I love it! I'm always too afraid to try those frame collages on the wall! Hope you're enjoying the nice cool MN day today :) I'm going to break out my scarves I think..just can't resist!

Your newest follower,
Suzy from joyisathome.blogspot.com

Maya @ Completely Coastal said...

Very nice!!! The metallic letters are awesome! I'm assuming there will be furniture placed against the lower part of the wall! I'd love to feature the room on Completely Coastal. Perhaps you have an image of that wall space before too?

Madigan at madiganmade said...

Love the frame collection together on the wall. And the word stands out perfectly. I love a beachy bath! I am hosting a link party on my blog this weekend about words/quotes (The Weekend Word Search). Please consider stopping by! Your project would be a great addition.

Anonymous said...

Love it. Can you share the paint color. I am looking to paint my craft room and want to go with something really bright. thanks Lisa

Chic Creations said...

Love, love that wall. It looks turquoise to me and I love turquoise. Teal is ok too. Thanks for sharing.

Kelley said...

Awesome makeover! I love the frames.
Have a great weekend.

Laura said...

This looks great. And I love the wall color!

Cozy.Cottage.Cute. said...

I had to laugh because we did a big "reveal" of our bathroom reno, too but then I kept adding and changing stuff and updating the photos.

Your letters do look metal! And your frames look very cute. What a great idea... :)

Stephanie Lynn @Under the Table and Dreaming said...

Hi Amanda. Love your wall! The white frames really pop and I just adore the beach letters. Fabulous job - looks fantastic! Thanks so much for linking to the Sunday Showcase Party. I have featured this today - stop by and grab a featured button if you like. Hope you are enjoying your weekend! ~ Stephanie Lynn

Cait @ Hernando House said...

The bathroom looks great! And thanks for reminding me that the cardboard letters at craft stores and spray paint look just as good as the ones from Anthropologie!

Laura @ House of Thrifty Decor said...

What a beautiful wall color, I love it. Please stop by my blog on Sunday for my Show Off Sunday Party. I would love to share this with my followers. :)

http://houseofthriftydecor.blogspot.com/

Becky@Beyond The Picket Fence said...

I love it, the frames look great against the teal. Thanks for linking up to the Under $100 Linky Party!

Emily said...

I wish I could find some funky shaped frames like that! I've only been hunting at garage/estate sales though, I always forget about the thrift store!

Rhoda @ Southern Hospitality said...

Amanda, that's really cute. I'm loving the empty frames I'm seeing around. Love the Beach sign too!

decor4poor@blogspot.com said...

Good job. I love that beautiful wall color.

Val said...

WOW.....I LOVE LOVE LOVE THIS. So fabulous.

C.R.A.F.T. said...

this is SO cool! love the color choice :) come on over and link up to MMM!

Denise said...

I love the color! I am a turquoise junkie :) Found you through Nifty Thrifty Tuesdays!

Envy My Cooking said...

Just found your blog through links.. such a cute blog. If you ever need new recipes or want to share your own, or share your own find(craft or something you cant live without) come check us out and email us

love that so cute

Angie @ The Country Chic Cottage said...

Wow love your frame wall!! :)

Laura @ House of Thrifty Decor said...

Thanks for stopping by my Show Off Sunday Party. I look forward to seeing you next Sunday!!

http://houseofthriftydecor.blogspot.com/2010/09/show-off-sunday-party.html

malia said...

this is amazing! i'd love it for you to link up tomorrow at my a crafty soiree party

Marie @ Sally Lee by the Sea said...

What a cute idea! dropping by from Nifty Thrifty Tuesday...

Hope you're having a lovely week!

Marie
http://www.sallyleebythesea.com

Sandy Ang said...

So chic !

Ashlee @ I'm Topsy Turvy said...

what a fun change! I've enjoyed playing around with frames too! Thanks for linking up to Topsy Turvy Tuesday's!

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