Sunday, September 23, 2007

The Sporty Project

(Originally posted on my old blog "Work Around Your Wallet")

We decided to change my son's bedroom decor from Noah's Ark to a sports theme a couple of years ago. It's a theme that you can do inexpensively if you want to. Over the past 2 years I have slowly added to the decor here and there with little things I've found at auctions, Goodwill or yard sales. However, the walls were still bare.

On one of my yardsaling Saturdays, I found 3 frames for a dime each. Two were blue and the other was brownish orange. The light bulb went on and I purchased them. I was going to print a picture of a sports ball for each frame and hang them in my son's room. Well, I was at the good ole Dollar Tree one day and they had a huge pile of these cute decor wall stickers in all kinds of themes. I sat there squatted on the floor and dug for about 10 minutes (praying I didn't have plumbers crack in the process) and finally found a sheet of sports balls that were the perfect size for the frames.

I stuck the glass from the frames in the dishwasher to get them extra squeaky clean. I then took some cardstock and cut it to the correct size. After double checking my scissor work, I choose three balls to use, stuck them on each piece of cardstock, and framed them. It was my husband's turn after that. I make him hang most everything because he does it so much in his work that he has a great eye. If I tried to hang something side by side, it would be very lopsided! LOL And I speak from past experience. I really like the way it turned out and it only cost me about $1.50.

Here are the before and after pictures:

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