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My mission to redo my bedroom for under $100 continued as I worked hard to find ways to add color.   Many different thoughts came to mind, however I know I wanted something very inexpensive to make and also something that would be easy to change out if down the road I am looking for another change……new colors.  I reserve the right to change my mind……always.

My great Aunt Helen was a painter.  Over her life time she has painted hundreds of different paintings.  From scenery to buildings, to people.  I believe she  painted what she saw.  Through her life as a missionary she saw and experienced many things.  I like to believe that it was her way of keeping track of her experiences.  I like to think each painting comes with quite a story.   As her travels took her to many lands over decades of time she collected many frames to use for her paintings.   Most of them were frames she found for cheap and reused. Last summer we moved her out of her apartment and into a nursing home.  As her health and mental state continued to deteriorate she needed more help than she could get in the place she was at.  This left us with many different frames that needed new homes.   

I have been blessed with the task of breathing new life into some of them.  I chose three of different sizes for this project.  The truth is that many of them are not in great shape and need a lot of work. 

Once again out came the electric sander.  After a good sanding and a few coats of white paint, followed by some more sanding they were ready to go.  I wanted to bring in the same colors and fabrics that I plan to use for my throw pillows.  (A future project, stay tuned)

I cut pieces of cardboard to fit into the frames and covered them with three different pieces of fabric. Since I used cardboard they could very easily be used as bulletin boards to hang notes, pictures or favorite verses.  For now I like the way they just add some color to the walls.

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If you have been keeping track (since I know you have nothing better to do) so far I have spent $5.80 on a gallon of paint of which I still have some left over, $11.25 on the tree canvasas above the bed and now these framed fabric pieces for $8.97.

Total of $26.02 has been spent to this point in the journey.  Still not sure I can stay under budget but I am giving it my best. 

Next up????   A place for my keys as to avoid the last minute morning round of “hide and go seek” with them.

Lord it’s in your hands!

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