Another project from Savannah’s nursery is finished and up on her wall! Hallelujah! One thing I’ve noticed since becoming a mom is that to me pretty much every single picture of Savannah is the cutest picture I’ve ever seen. And I take a lot of pictures. So I knew that I wanted to create a way to display pictures that would be easy to change and rotate the photos. The project was mostly free as I used items I had on hand and was pretty easy to put together.
The project started with an old poster frame that I have had for years. I had covered the cardboard backing with fabric and was hanging it above our guest bed. (The nursery also serves as our guest room) but since the color scheme in the room was changing the fabric no longer matched. I found an old picture that shows off what it used to look like before. The bed has also been moved to a different wall and has all new bedding as well.
I first removed the old fabric and then had Sam cut me some beadboard to fit inside the frame. And yes I’ll admit it. I found the beadboard on the side of the road. Someone was throwing lots of it (and tons of scrap wood) away so you better believe I scooped it right up. After putting the beadboard in I took it outside to spray paint.
You can see in the above picture that I left a little bit of slack and that I also positioned the ribbons up high. Once I hang the photos off of the ribbon they will sag a little so I left room for them to drape down.
Now to make it cute! I took some felt and cut out a piece to fit on the corner. I just eye-balled it and didn’t worry about any kind of measuring.
Once my little decoration was finished I hot glued the entire piece of felt to the corner of the frame. It was a lot easier to glue everything to the felt, and then put the felt on the frame then try to glue everything right onto the frame.
I took it to the nursery/guest room to see how it looked on the wall above the bed. The ribbon it is “hanging from” is purely decorative. The frame is hanging on a nail and the ribbon above it just held on with small thumb tacks.
This is a pretty easy project to recreate in your own home. You don’t have to use beadboard backing, I could have easily picked out some fabric that matched the room and used it as the background. Since the pictures are hanging from the ribbon and not pins you could also use some cute paper since you won’t be putting holes in the paper. And think of all the cute family pictures you can display!