A New Thrift & Fabulous Project from Elizabeth

Friday, April 13, 2012







Hi, there!

Time for something thrifty and fabulous!

So...I had an idea a few weeks ago about an empty space on my dining room wall.

This spot right here:


The space I am referring to is inside the large oval frame. (I have since added more empty frames around this one as you'll see below.)

I love the quirky collection of empty frames. I also love that, from the right angle, the big oval appears to literally outline the chandelier.

But, I wanted to add more to that negative space somehow. 

My idea played off of the Audrey wall and the concept of a really big cameo "brooch". 

Why not a big ol' piece of cameo jewelry for the wall? Right? Right.

First, I tried to just get my hands on a large, old fashioned silhouette.

I looked online to see if there were handy peel and stick vinyl ones available.
I looked online to see if I could track down an original one.

Then, I got wise and decided to just get crafty. 

And cheap. (Crafty & Cheap = Thrifty & Fabulous)

I googled, of all things, Barbie silhouettes.


I printed one out and headed to the Dollar Store for a .50 cent piece of black poster board.

Using the printed picture as a template, I loosely outlined a larger version, scrapping the tiara. For .50 cents I had nothing to lose and half a piece of poster board left if I needed to try again!

I cut it out, put some plain old scotch tape on the back and slapped it right up on the wall.

And, I kind of love it!





Who knows? Maybe I will make some more little ones for the other frames...
For now, though, I like this. 

It's silly and whimsical and girlie and graphic. 

And the best part? It was almost free.
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