Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Pretty as a Picture


How is it when you move around a few simple things can make such a big difference?

This mirror and plaque were hanging in random places in my home. They did not have much of an impact alone. However, once I realized they were both completely in the wrong spots and decided to pair them together, I think it turned out fabulous! I SO cheated in pulling it together, using a thumbtack to attach the ribbon to the plaque, and then again to the wall. Putting two tacks into the wall helps hold the weight, to keep it more sturdy. Using ribbon from my fabric/trim stash, I simply used a lighter to melt the ends of the ribbon to keep them from fraying.

I love quick and easy projects, and this 5-minute fix was a great way to give my living room wall a fresh look.

18 comments:

Beth's Blog said...

That looks so nice together.What a cute idea. I never would have thought of that!

Angela said...

Love it!

Leigh said...

Looks great!

Sandy Toes said...

How fun! I love easy projects too! So cute and fun...great job...isn't ribbon great??I could use it everywhere!
-sandy toes

Shabby Olde Potting Shed said...

THAT DOES LOOK GOOD!!!
I'd have never thought of melting the ribbon ends together!

Michele said...

Looks Beautiful!!! I love simple things that work out so great! Happy New year to you!!

Domestic Accident said...

That does make a huge impact. Why can't I think of things like that?

The Blonde Duck said...

Happy New Years! I wish I could think of clever things like that.

Dani Brook said...

Looks awesome! You have such great ideas!

Gina @ Six in the Country said...

I didn't melt them together, I melted each one individually so that they would not unravel.

I'm so glad ya'll like it!

Do it yourselfer said...

Looks great together! I've been trying to look at things in a new way in my home too. Just shoppin' the house.

Nerdy Jess said...

Oh I love it! I've been doing this around my house recently, its great fun!

Vee ~ A Haven for Vee said...

Now isn't that clever! I have an old photograph over a mirror myself, but I didn't come up with that sweet ribbon feature.

Thank you for your recent visits to my corner. I have so appreciated your sweet comments.

Happy New Year to you and yours!

i'm black betty said...

love it!! HAPPY NEW YEAR, HONEY!!!

Jo said...

Great idea!

BLC :o said...

Thanks for following my blog! Happy New Year!!! Xoxo-BLC

blueviolet said...

I wish I could envision things like this but no, I'm not that creative. I rely on people like you to give me ideas. Thank goodness you're out there! :)

Firefly@www.firefly-shop.org said...

It looks really cool Love it!