Yesterday I posted about how I summer-ize my apartment.
And I showed you a picture of our bedroom all cooled off.
Well, in that picture (at the very top) you can see a map hanging over our bed.
It is a poster I found for $3.00!
But, there are NO poster sized frames to be had on this base...
I want a customized frame from the kind, but expensive frame makers.
So I taped it up there!
Well - after I posted this I decided something had to be done...
So I went thrifting.
And I found this gem:
The person that put this puzzle together spent ALOT of time doing so!
I'm not going to lie, I felt bad ripping it off of the backing.
So I sent out a quick thank-you to that person!
There were so many of these framed puzzles!
I chose this one for the wooden frame
because it had hooks on the back ready to hang.
Silly me didn't take any measurements...
So, I eye-balled it and thought, "this could work!"
And it did:
And so now our bedroom has a beautifully framed map
and the total cost was $8.00!
Its funny how such a small thing,
like a $5.00 frame,
could really enhance a space.
Think about that next time you want to upgrade something.
First try something simple.
Wanna see what else I bought???
There are 2 things I LOVE about thrifting in Japan:
Crackled vase: $3.00
And the Kimonos:
Kimono Layer: $6.00
It has such a beautiful pattern.
And it is in really great condition!
When I bought it I was thinking I could use the fabric for some cute pillows!
And it just so happens that these pillows fit right into the sleeve of the kimono!
This summer, while I have some time,
I'm thinking about taking this super special route to the thrift stores around the area.
I think there are 9 of them!
I'm looking for company, so just drop $1500 on a plane ticket,
fly 10,000 miles and come join me!