I took out the picture (did I mention I never really liked it?) and got to work.
I primed it and painted it.
And then I had a new and improved aqua frame to place next to my Christmas hutch! I hammered a few nails on the back of the frame and then wrapped some twine around them. Actually Kenny hammered a few nails on the back of the frame and then wrapped some twine around them. (He just loves helping me with my projects - got on his hands and knees and begged to be a part of this one.)
Then I found this little "Can o' Clips" my mom bought me a few years ago. Isn't it just the cutest little "Can o' Clips"!? My mom gave them to me and said they just looked like something I would love. She was right. :)
I took my mini clips and hung up my Christmas cards!
Well. Not all of my Christmas cards. But a handful of them!
And I was so excited! Because I loved my new aqua frame! And I loved the way my cards looked in it! The only problem?
It hardly holds any of my cards! And I was totally laughing at myself for thinking that it would.
So I started taping the rest of my cards on the wall next to my new aqua frame.
Then I ran into problem #2. I took these pictures I'm posting about a week and a half ago and since then we have received many more cards. There was nowhere on the wall to go but up so things started looking a little off balanced. Then some of my cards started falling off. My good old scotch tape didn't work as well on the wall as it did on my pantry door. So yesterday I had to take my wall of cards down. And I was bummed because I like to leave them up through January. But the few cards on my frame are still in tact and looking great! I need to figure out a better way to hold the cards on my wall for next year. Painters tape? Putty? Any suggestions? Hopefully Kole will be a bit more chill by then so I can place more cards on the bottom of the wall. But I'm not holding my breath on that one.
Back to my fun little frame that got a face lift. I love the way it matches the wall in my dining room and sort of ties the two spaces together. Plus I have some fun ideas for my frame when I take the Christmas cards down.
And a few more pictures. Not because they add any value to this post, but just because I took them. :)
The brown trunk will be back in its original location as soon as we take our tree down. Has everyone taken their trees down already? I'm not a fan of taking the Christmas tree down. It makes me sad every year. There is nothing like the cozy lights of a Christmas tree. At least I'll have my new aqua frame to cheer me up.
Update **You can read this post to see what I used the Christmas card frame for in Januray! :)