Easy Wall Art

When I redid our master bedroom, I didn’t want to buy a lot of art pieces to hang on the wall because I was on a budget, and I wanted something more original.  And I also was liking the simplicity of the room, and didn’t feel like I had to fill up every inch of wall space.  Decorating with plates is a real money saver too!

But I did decide to make something for one wall.

Isn’t that cute??  This picture was from our honeymoon.  We went to Disney World (yes we are thrill ride seekers) for the honeymoon, but one day we drove down to Tampa and went to the beach.  I just love this picture and thought it was so perfect for our new room.  :)  I really like how it turned out.  Here’s how I did it, and it was SO easy.

I had a $2 picture frame that I got from a garage sale recently.

Then I quickly carefully removed the backing and the glass and this happened…

Oopsy!  Oh well, who needs glass?

Then I took the picture and wrapped it in some burlap.  Just secured it with hot glue.

I spray painted the frame black satin, then just popped in the new burlap picture.

I printed out the picture I wanted to use and used Elmer’s spray adhesive on the back and put it on the burlap.

Then I had another black thrift store frame, so I used hot glue on the back of the frame and put around my picture.

Cool huh?

Lastly, I hot glued some shells around to fill it in.

Love it!  And I’ve been catching myself just staring at this picture for minutes on end when I’m in our room.  I guess I just get lost in the pretty ocean and start reminiscing from our trip there.  I like having memories like this in our room.  :)

Here is a picture of our room with it on the wall in there.

It’s simple, yet so meaningful.  :)



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  1. This is so cute – love how you added the shells! Great job! Marcy

  2. Thanks for helping us have a great Tuesday at Anything Related! ~Bridgette

  3. I love this. What a great idea to put a frame on another frame!!!!!!!!!

  4. You new frame is so cute! I love the double frame look. What a great idea.

  5. Very beautiful blog- and I love the craft in this post. I’m so inspired by this lovely crafty blog, I’m not your newest follower :) Can’t wait to read more posts in this lovely space.

  6. Sifting through Tuesday Tag-Along to find 3 (or more) that I want to follow and found yours. :) Love crafty ideas that are simple enough for the non-artist and easy on the budget! That picture is beautiful and I LOVE your room! So serene and peaceful!

  7. What a neat idea, love the picture and the idea of using two frames!


  8. Neat idea! I have framed a picture of a museum where my husband and I went on our first date………30 years ago. You have inspired me to reframe it and class it up a bit!

  9. Nicely done! Looks awesome!

  10. That is such a cute picture! I looks great framed!


  11. What a great idea! I look forward to turning in to read more. New follower from TTA :-)

    ~Jo @rogue-tales.blogspot.com

  12. Love it! I did a similar project here:


    Never in a million years would I think to do two frames in one though. Thanks for the idea! I know what I need to buy at my next TS excursion.


  13. That’s such a cute idea! I want to try that sometime.

    Thanks for sharing!


  14. What a super cute idea!! LOVE the double frames. :)

  15. Emily this turned out precious! I adore your gorgeous master bedroom re-do as well. Lovely job! It’s all so soothing and beutifully done.

    Blessings, ~Melissa :)

  16. How smart! I adore the colors of your bedroom. So soothing.

  17. ok, totally stealing this frame idea! i actually have a very similar pic that i took of my b/f and i on the beach in hawaii, with our feet buried in the sand. i also wrote in the sand where we were and the date, and took a pic of that. that would look cute with your new framed pic if you happened to have done something like that…

    and kick arse on your house of turquoise feature, too!

  18. Love your bedroom makeover and love the frame idea. Just repainted and refloored our whole house…wish YOU could come and do the curtains, pictures and decor…I’m tuckered out!

  19. Oh my gosh, I LOVEEEEEEEEEEE that!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Thanks so much for linking up :)

  20. I love the little shells you put around the mat! We went to Florida {Disney} on our honeymoon, too. It was 25 years ago, but we enjoyed it! We did not hit the beach, but I don’t think we missed it.

  21. Emily,
    I found two sets of square frames (different sizes) while wandering at the dollar stores. This would be the perfect project to adapt for these purchases. Thanks as always for sharing. I always look forward to seeing the creative projects you post about!

  22. I love it! The double frame idea is genius!

  23. Aw, the picture looks great. And it looks especially awesome in your bedroom, which is beautiful! You have great taste.

    Thank you for participating in the Creative Therapy Session at Life in the Pitts

  24. Hey ! I featured this today. Because it’s awesome.


  25. That was so clever to attach the second frame!

  26. really great idea!
    I love how your blue accents pick up the blue in the photo too.

    What a nice memory to have on your wall.

  27. I notice you use hot glue a lot. Do you recommend a good hot glue gun? I have tried so many and they all drive me crazy!

    • Oh goodness they drive me nuts too. I just have a cheapo one that I got from Michael’s. It’s blue, nothing fancy at all and was very cheap. I need to invest in a good one though. I burn myself every.single.time. I use it! Argh!

  28. I’m soooo lovin’ this double frame idea and the burlap!


    I’m having a COASTAL GIVEAWAY…hop over and enter!

  29. Terrific transformation! Amazing what a little burlap and spray paint will do.

    Thanks for linking up to Fab Friday –


  30. i love this idea! i want to make one for a pic from my upcoming beach trip. thanks for the idea!

  31. That is super cute! I love the burlap, what a great idea!

  32. Thanks for linking up to the Mad Skills party!


  33. Turned out great!

  34. This is such a great project. I did something similar and linked back to you. Thanks for the great idea!!

    Angela in Arkansas

  35. I was looking around for curtain ideas and found this. I love it! What a perfect way to dispay some of our vacation memories and enjoy them! My walls aren’t as bare anymore thanks to everyones great ideas!

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