Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Grasscloth Mat + Succulent Prints + Walls Republic

Today, I'm sharing a super simple DIY project that anyone can do! I recently completed a project with grasscloth wallpaper (coming soon!) and I had some left over. So, I decided to use it as a background in a frame.

With vintage frames, often the sizing is off for traditional photo sizes, so using wallpaper is a great solution to fill the white space and add a little texture!





A month or so ago I found a pair of vintage frames at a thrift shop. It's very rare to find a pair of semi large frames, so I scooped them up! Just in time too, a women was making her way around, grabbing ALL the frames. She was eyeing mine at check out.. I think mine were $6 each, so a pretty good price!  I just spray painted the mat white and the frame gold. I broke one of the pieces of glass when removing it, so I photographed them without glass, but I'll get another cut to fit.


The grasscloth wallpaper is from Walls Republic, you can find it here. It's nice and thick, has a slightly yellow, creamy tone with darker natural bands. I love the variety of stripes!

Make sure to order samples (up to five free!) prior to ordering, since they can look different on your computer than in person.


I found this spider cactus (I'm not sure what the actual name is) at Home Depot!


For the prints, I purchased a few succulents and photographed them over the summer. Since then, they've all died :( But, at least I have these photos!! Prints available in my Etsy shop, here.

p.s. This is a little peek of our dresser that I finished a few months ago .. I still haven't found a solution for the two handles that are missing, so I put it on the back burner for a little!

Thanks so much to Walls Republic for providing the wallpaper. As always, all opinions are 100% my own!

19 comments:

  1. Love :) I am not very good at imaging the frames at thrift stores improving with paint, but I need to buy a few and just do it. I can't seem to keep my succulents healthy either, and I thought they were supposed to be super easy to keep alive! Hmph. I feel like such a plant murderer.

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    1. Thrifted frames is such a good way to save money! You must try it! If the mat is dingy, it's super easy to give it a quick coat of spray paint and same for the frame too!

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  2. love the peek of the dresser and love the succulent prints themselves. i killed mine, too. ;)

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    1. Thanks Cassie!! I don't think mine got enough light :/ and I used regular potting soil, I think you're supposed to use something else. If I was still in CA they would probably still be alive, I miss all that sunlight!

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  3. What a steal! I was probably that woman eyeing your picture frames. Lol! The succlents are so popular right now and look great in your frames. I feel inspired.

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    1. haha! Are you in knoxville? These were found at ladies of charity :)

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  4. They look great! I love anything natural. That dresser is so pretty too! A great shade of gray!

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  5. Please tell me where you got those amazing lamps!!!!

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  6. What color did you use for the dresser? Love it!

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    1. It's BM eagle rock, mixed at sherwin williams in pro classic :)

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  7. Oh so pretty and I can't believe you found those lamps at Ross. They have some great stuff but I have yet to find a pair of great lamps. Our Ross always has singles which frustrates me greatly ;)

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    1. I don't go in Ross often, but I just went last night and found a caitlin wilson gold floral look a like pillow and an eames knock off for amazing prices! I need to check out mine more often!

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  8. Those frames really are a wonderful size! I love the whole space here from cactus to those mint lamps to the awesome prints you'll have for sale!

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  9. Any chance you want to share your great succulent photos? I absolutely LOVE them, and I have a black thumb...

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    1. I just added a listing to my etsy shop, feel free to take a look! https://www.etsy.com/listing/224705239/succulent-print-11x14

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  10. why have i never thought of spray painting a mat!!!! brilliant.

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