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that's what happened at our house. and how we ended up framing a rug. sounds odd, right? yeah. well, this was an instance of saying, "i have two 'scrap' materials...what can i do with them besides throwing them out?"
|our gallery wall screaming|
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my poor frame was leaning against a chair. (hindsight = not the best idea.) all of a sudden, "uh, oh" was uttered. i was met with a little boy (with socks on, thank goodness), pointing at the frame on the floor, with shattered glass. yep, my thirty pound little mr. re-nest stepped on the glass and it broke. important thing was he wasn't hurt. and the glass was cleaned up.
but then, i had a frame and a mat that's still in good condition. just no glass. what to do?
|new runner in our mudroom|
|rug + frame in its |
*you might be asking: she has a toddler. this said toddler was the one who stepped on the frame. how does this toddler stay away from this low profile table which houses: a house plant (with dirt), a canvas, a frame, a stack of magazines and a ceramic owl? answer: he's never approached any of it. i can't explain why.
the moral of this story is: i'm so glad i didn't throw that scrap piece of rug away. yes, it's unconventional, but it also kept a frame and the scrap rug from the garbage. it's possible to find some great and functional and cool for the home in what seems like scrap. it's upcycling in action.
have you upcycled anything for your home? tell us! we'd love to hear!
here's to being a little creative everyday,