We have this really pretty hayfield out back of our house which I completely love. I love sitting and staring at it while the dogs romp. I love walking in it. I love helping to hay it. Sometimes I wish I could frame it. I don’t love the ticks but hey, it’s the country – you live with it and check often. That country song about checking for ticks is like a PSA for country living.
So when I saw this gorgeous wedding idea from a beautiful Montana wedding I quite literally gasped in awe.
Despite being someone who sort of stands there and scratches her head at all things wedding, I *knew* I wanted this frame wall to desperately be part of my wedding, and it’s a DIY project – obviously I’m in.
It was perfect. From inside of the tent, it would look like all the things I loved about our yard, from the hayfield to the garden, were framed. From the outside, it would look like all the people I loved were framed. I was bent on getting these for cheap, they had to be cheap. I could have flea marketed, but that would have taken forever and I needed to get on this.
So I set out last night after work on an adventure.
First, I ended up at HomeGoods. Okay, I wasn’t really looking for frames when I went there, I knew a quantity of them would be too expensive. I went anyway and miraculously left with nothing. It really might be a miracle. I almost left with a pale blue rustic but elegant rooster. Yep, elegant rooster. I said it. I’m not ashamed. It was awesome.
After a wrong town, a wrong turn and a realization that I initially was only about 2 blocks from a dollar store (palm into face), I ended up at a different one in a shady segment of town. It turned out however that they had some of the ugliest frames I had ever seen. They were perfect.
In the end, for $24 dollars (including tax) I ended up with roughly 20 frames of various sizes.
The next step is to spray them all white, so I better get on buying some spraypaint. Good thing I already know where the hardware store is.
Psst – Oh, and yes, that is our floor – and yes, if you guessed there was a weird hump/wave in the floor your eyes are not deceiving you. There is indeed a speedbump in our floor. A four year old came over one day, jumped on it and proclaimed, “You have a bump in your floor!”. Sure do. Also, let’s ignore the giant scratch. Me plus moving furniture equals wicked good at it. Good thing we’re completely refinishing these floors.