Thanks to an episode of Cityline (all about how lace is very trendy right now) I was inspired to recreate one of the ideas from the show: framing a doily for wall display.
You know I love my dollar store frames, but because of the shape of the doily, I needed something square (most frames are rectangular) so I went to Michael's and picked up one of their 12 x 12 record album frames. It was $29.99, and since Michael's always has coupons, I really should have brought the one from their weekly flyer which could have saved me 40%. But I didn't. My coworkers will be very amused to learn that I actually did something without being fully planned in advance, an oversight which cost me $12.
For the background, I knew I wanted to use a sheet of scrapbook paper, so I selected one from Michael's as well ($0.99) which you can see in the photo below:
Once I assembled things, however, I realized that the small pink floral print looked much too granny-ish (no offense, Grandma!) with the doily, and I needed something with a bit more of an unexpected pattern. I looked through some of the scrapbook paper I already owned, and made a different selection. The final product:
The great thing about this project is that the background can be replaced anytime, when I want to switch rooms (right now it's hanging in our main bathroom) or if I ever want to put something seasonal behind it.
While incorporating doilies into my decorating wasn't a high priority on my list, having an heirloom (from someone as special as my Grandma) on display like this is very meaningful, which I think is important for all accessories. Thanks for the idea, Cityline!