The White Rented Walls Challenge part 1: The Good Old Photos

5 Oct

First of all, I’m sorry for taking so long to write again. I’ve been Internet deprived for a few days and after that my sleep-deprived brain wasn’t able to put itself together to do anything.

Last week, when I told my friend Abby about my blog, she put me up for a challenge. What can she do with four plain white walls in her rented house? They can’t be painted and the idea is to be as low-cost as possible. So I picked a few DIY projects that could make that trick! Since they were too many for just one post I’ll put some today and the rest will be up tomorrow.

So, I’m gonna start with a few ideas involving photos.

Frames: I think everything gets prettier with a nice frame, but cheap wood frames are hard to find. So why not making your own? One option would be using fabric and cardboard (using an old cereal box, for example) to make some frames. You can also make paper frames using some scrap paper or a thicker kind of paper, like the ones you can find in this design*sponge DIY or this one made by the free people girls.

Collages: Instead of framing it, you can also put all pictures together like this cute heart made with deer pictures. And it can be transformed in any shape! It’s actually a very good idea for a birthday party. And to make it more interesting, use Instagram to do some retouch on your photos. If you don’t have and iPhone/iPad, you can use Picnik which has some great editing tools.

 

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2 Responses to “The White Rented Walls Challenge part 1: The Good Old Photos”

  1. Anonymous October 6, 2011 at 12:53 am #

    Those are awesome ideas…I have extra cardboard boxes and fabric, so I can start making frames right away. If you like, I will take “before” and “after” pictures that you can post here. I’ll try to make sure they are of clean areas of the house, haha. Can’t wait for the next installment. This house is definitely big enough for any projects you can throw my way. Thanks for the post. I am really enjoying the blog 🙂

    -Abby

    • interioritis October 6, 2011 at 8:13 am #

      Of course I want before and after photos! And I’m glad you liked it! The next one will be very colorful, I hope you like it!

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