We had a number of pieces from our old home but very few have made the cut for our little bungalow. Our previous house was a new build with lots of brown and beige.. we felt like we had to decorate that space according to what the feel of the house was and not necessarily according to our own unique style. Unfortunately that left us with alot of pieces we didn't love. As much as I would LOVE LOVE LOVE to go out and purchase a ton of new things suited to our new place its just not a great idea while we are finishing renos and attempting to live on a single income.
My $4 Solution:
Go big or go home!
|paper medallion - less than $4|
I admit that I may have made it a tad too big and I wasn't going to put it up but dearest hubby said he thought it was cool and encouraged me to hang it anyway. Bless his heart!
white poster board
|Select an old book, I picked this one up for free, a good year.. or so Ive been told. . The pages themselves were glossy but you could easily do regular sheets.|
|create your template, I traced an old laundry basket onto left over cardboard |
from our moving boxes
|Cut out your cardboard template and cut out another from white poster board. I glued the white poster board to the top of the cardboard in case I had any spots peeking out..|
I didn't want the brown cardboard to show.
|Begin rolling your paper. I added a dab of glue to hold the roll and used more |
glue to attach it to the cardboard template
|once your medallion is complete you are ready to hang. You could also spray paint the entire thing to spice it up, I chose to keep it as is. |