DIY Picture Frame Update

A couple of weeks ago, I wrote this post about the DIY picture frame I made for my little sister, Callie, who was going away to college. I wanted something special for her to have in her dorm room, and this is what I came up with. All the project really involves is an open-backed frame, some picture hanging wire, and some clothespins. You can find the "how-to" details on the previous post.

This is Callie's final dorm room art product, where I added family pictures, a family recipe (French Toast!)
and some fun trinkets, all dolled up to match Callie's black and hot pink dorm room.

The final product hanging on Callie's dorm room wall!
As I was making the frame for Callie, I decided that I kind of wanted one too! Since funky black and hot pink aren't exactly the color schemes in my house, I ended up on the opposite side of the spectrum and went (surprise, surprise!) the au naturale route.

I found the perfect weathered wood frame at Hobby Lobby (50% off, of course!) and got to work, adding mainly pictures that my cousin took when she was in town a few weeks ago. I also added a few fun trinkets that are special to David and I.

And here's the finished product!

And some close up shots.

Besides the pictures, we added some things we picked up while we were on our visit to Savannah, Georgia last month. The fun hand-stiched bobble guy is actually stationary that was hand-made by a SCAD (Savannah College of Arts and Design) student! They have an entire store in downtown Savannah that is dedicated to selling the creations of the students, professors, and alumni of SCAD. For those of you who can't make it down to Savannah anytime soon, don't worry, they've got an online store posted here: SCAD Store.

The antique "r" button (for our last name) and the antique number pins (spelling out a number near & dear to our hearts) were also picked up in Savannah at The Paris Market. This store could hands-down be one of the coolest stores I've ever been in. You honestly feel like you are shopping at a Parisian antique flea market! It is super, super cool.

While I really love Callie's fun dorm room art, I am super in love with ours as well! The fun part is that the art is completely interchangeable, so we can mix it up whenever the urge strikes! Here's the frame up in the living room.

I love, love DIY (read: cheap!) wall art, so go ahead and please comment, share and link up to any new DIY art that you may have created lately!

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  1. Love it! It's almost as cute as you and your sister! :)

  2. So creative and adorable!! I am happy to be your newest follower of your adorable blog! I'd love to have you as a friend at Frou Frou Decor! I would also like to invite you to link up at my weekly Fabulous Finds party..every Friday - Sunday! Hope to see you there!
    ~Terrell @ Frou Frou Decor~

  3. Aw, love both of them! My little sis went off to college this week too. She's the youngest of us 7 and I have no idea what my parents will do with their empty nest!

  4. Very cute, very creative idea:) I have a question...where is the rug in your living room from? I've been looking forever for a reasonably priced rug for my living room and I love the pattern of yours!

  5. Thanks, ladies!!

    Lindsay- Youngest of SEVEN!? Wow! It was a really sentimental moment (she's the youngest of three) and the frame definitely made her get sappy and teary-eyed! The best part is that we were able to stick it up to her dorm room wall with those 3M strips. You should definitely do one for your little sister! Let me know if you do- I want to see!! :)

  6. Lauren- the rug is a Pottery Barn rug that they no longer sell in stores anymore. I actually found it on Ebay (new). It was a bit of a splurge but there's actually a funny story behind the search for the rug:

    And check out the comment from Sherry @ YoungHouseLove after the post! It made me laugh :)

    xo- M

  7. THANKS for linking up! Hope to see you again next week :)

  8. I LOVE this idea! I'm going to try and create something very similar this weekend!


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