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Tuesday, October 20, 2009

DIY Artwork


Today is DIY Day again over at ASPTL. Here is a little DIY art transformation done by my daughter. Thought you might enjoy this easy way to make a larger piece of artwork on a budget. She purchased the picture earlier this summer and didn't feel she needed to spend more on a second piece to go with it. Alone, the picture was not large enough for the space where she planned to hang it.

So here is what she did. I will try to get a few more details later if any of you are interested.
  • First she took some plain old yard sticks from the hardware store
  • Put them together to form a  square
  • Equally spaced the yard sticks and attached to the square frame
  • Spray painted the yard stick frame with brown spray paint
  • Backed it with burlap from a burlap sack that she already had
  • Attached the original artwork to the center and hung it over the bed in her spare bedroom
Looks great don't you think? When she was telling me about the project I definitely had my doubts. I am a visual person and I could not even imagine what she was trying to tell me. It looks great in her bedroom, and next she will be working on the windows and bedding. I will have to show you a complete look when she finishes. Here is a closer view of the yard sticks and burlap. She has a lot more creativity going on than me at the moment. For more transformations Shabby Chic Cottage is having Transformation Thursday.

UPDATE. Several of you have asked about her health and how she is doing. She responded well to the prednisone this time, and quickly which was a good thing. She has been backing down the dose also a good thing. Monday we went so they could do a baseline sig for the clinical trial that she will be participating in at Shands Hospital in Gainesville. It showed a lot of improvement since the one last month. Tomorrow she goes for the first infusion. Please pray that all goes well. She gets the infusion, then stays for an observation period to make sure she does not have any adverse reaction. Please continue to pray. I know God knows exactly what she needs, and He will provide. Got to head to bed. Subbing again for the next two days. They are keeping me busy. I had just walked in the door today when they called. I am blessed to have the work and the flexibility to be with my kids. God is so good! Have a blessed week. Jackie

6 comments:

Susie from Bienvenue said...

What a pretty DIY ...praying for your daughter as well. Hope she does well with her infusion~

Sarah said...

I LOVE the artwork and I will keep your daughter in my prayers! God's blessings on your day, Sarah :D

Liz said...

Her project is fab! So savvy, I would never have thought of something like this! I'm glad she's doing well, I'll continue to pray for her.

Embellished Bayou said...

What a great idea! It turned out beautifully, I love the way the slats of wood look against the burlap.

Christina said...

Great diy project. Love how she used the yard sticks and of course love the burlap. : )

So glad that she is doing well and glad you gave us an update. I will remember her in prayer.

Kim @ Starshine Chic said...

Looks fabulous!!! She did a good job. I love it!