Saturday, January 10, 2009

My DIY How To

THANKS for all the positive feedback on the room decor. I had a lot of fun picking out the pictures and putting the project together. Here's how easy it was.

After much hemming and hawing about whether or not I could bring myself to TEAR OUT pages in a book... I found myself at a used book store (thanks for the suggestion Nesters!). I dug through the books and realized that many of them (priced very low) were colored in. I figured those books were probably never going to be purchased by someone to read, so that would justify my cutting them up! ;)

I purchase three large books (most of the books were about 5x7 size) these were 8x10. I used an exacto knife to cut the pages very close to their binding. And wall-la!

I think one of the keys to making it look professional was the matting. That always adds a lot to a piece. I used 11 x 12 frames with 8 x 10 mattes.


Stefanie K. said...

Really awesome. Great job, and thrifty, non-wasteful find! Fabulous. I love the idea. Can't wait to see how you implement it all in the finished room!!

Cousin Anji said...

That was a good idea, using colored in books for the pictures. We still have not hung anything on Carri's walls, and she is nearly 17 months old now. We'll probably wait until July to figure out what type of "big girl" bed we are going to end up with before we decorate at this point. (We are not going to find out with this one either.)