Sunday, April 24, 2011

Decorative Storage....

We have our fair share of framed prints and pictures but not so much space to display everything all at once without making our house look like a store. For a while the 'extras' were just leaning up in the corner of our office waiting for a new home. So I thought, wouldn't it be nice if I could display them without actually hanging them on a wall. Then somewhere, and I don't remember where, I saw that someone had put their framed prints in a basket in their living room. Kind of a decorative storage type of thing.

I can do that! So here's how I did it. I bought this basket from Michaels (with my 40% off coupon!) because I liked the size. The color wasn't quite what I needed. Black was more like it. Nothing a can of spray paint can't fix, right? I spray painted the basket black and then added a little tag I made with my Cricut. It looks nice on the hearth plus I remember what I have when I am redecorating since I see the basket everyday. It's also neat if guests look through the basket and ask about different pictures or prints. The one you can see with the grass is a print of Pebble Beach that I got for my husband one year for his birthday. And of course there are pictures of LM in there.






What kind of interesting storage ideas have you come up with?










I am linking up to DIY By Design's Swing into Spring, Centsational Girl's Paint Project Party, Metamorphosis Monday @ Between Naps on the Porch & Nifty Thrifty Tuesdays @ Coastal Charm.







3 comments:

Eileen said...

This is so pretty. I love the little tag on the ribbon. It looks great.

Kim said...

Love the tag too. Great detail!

Cottage Touch said...

Inspiring project and blog.