Which then got turned into this. The frame is made of balsa wood from Michael's and it was cut and glued together. I cut the toilet paper rolls lengthwise, opened it up, and cut strips. From there, I used my imagination gluing thin strips together to make a pattern. I curled some of them by wrapping the strips around a pencil or skinny paintbrush, depending on how tight I wanted the curl. I also left some of the strips straight for interest. I finished it by adding some balsa molding to make a larger frame and the whole thing got a good spray with black, flat spray paint. And here is the finished product! Sorry it's such a bad picture. I had better pictures to choose from but for the life of me, I can't figure out how to turn them 90 degrees.
Here it is in the hallway. Not bad for a $10 project! I know, it's still really beige but with all the money I saved, I'm looking for some artwork to hang on the side wall. Kirklands here I come.
What a week! I've been so busy with doctor appointments, running the kids around, cleaning, and dentist visits. Here's a picture of Allie. She was so excited to go to the dentist.
Yes, no cavities!
Also, I painted the ceiling in my front/dining room. I was really inspired by Becca's beautiful house at www.adventuresindecorating1.blogspot.com. I was really worried once I purchased the paint that it would be too dark but it warmed the room up beautifully.