When I first moved into my basement suite, it was pretty bland and badly decorated. So what’s the automatic response?
With only a few items and some effort, you can make some great design details (ugh, I hate that I just wrote that) very inexpensively.
Things you need:
- picture frames in different sizes and textures
- acrylic paint + paint brushes
- permanent markers
- printed graphics (I just looked online)
- old photos or postcards
These postcards remind me of my various trips to Europe. Balancing these postcards on the picture frames was a little precarious, but I decided not to attach any adhesives so as to not ruin the postcards. Anyway, it leaves some freedom to move them around.
So what’s a girl to do with all the glass that you get when you use empty picture frames? Scribble ’em in with Sharpies! I found various graphics and prints online, printed them out, and traced them onto the glass with a black Sharpie. My favourite is the chandelier. Surprisingly, one of the easiest of all the different graphics I drew out.
I’m also super excited about the fake hydrangeas in the pretty wine bottle. I swear I didn’t drink that thing on my own. Maybe just a little.