Tag Archives: Den

{DIY} Bulletin Board in the Den

I have an endless amount of frames stashed in my closet.  My neighbor has a framing business and he is constantly offering  display or out-of-season  items to me.  My husband just keeps asking me if I ever say no and I say well, to some things, but never frames {smile}.

I pulled this gold frame from my stash.  It came with the bulletin board but you could easily frame any square piece of cork.


before and after

Using Rustoleum white enamel, I taped off the corkboard and spray painted the frame.  I decided to leave a tiny piece of the frame golld sine the den walls are of similar color.  I spent $2.00 at the Dollar Tree and bought a placemat and some thumbtacks.  I cut the placemat down with pinking shears and used the tacks to attach.  The blue is mucher better than plain cork to look at, right?  It was quick to hang on the wall with command picture hooks.




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It’s Wednesday, Yay!  Have a great day!

Vintage Ornament + Den Tree

When I opened the last storage bin of Christmas stuff this week  there were the stockings and pillows and lots of wadded up tissue paper.  I went through it carefully.    I came across an ornament of my mother-in-law who passed away 17 years ago.  I was surprised to find and actually wondered why now.   I keep most of her keepsakes, as well as my mom and dad’s, in memory boxes.

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I’m getting sidetracked.  Sorry.  This is the ornament  I found …

Vintage Ornament

I love this.  It’s so fragile.  It’s inspired me to start looking at thrift shops more.  In the interim, I’ve decorated my little tree in our den with fakes.  There, I said it.  Fake vintage ornaments that really don’t even look like vintage ornaments, but I still like them.

Den Xmas TreeTree 2

Collage Den Tree

Tree 1

My mother-in-law loved this time of year.  She’s doing a dance right now happy the ornament is hung.

Vintage Ornament

So what about you?  Do you put up more than 1 tree? Big, little, theme? And by the way, Happy Friday!