Corralling Objects In A Shadowbox

Wheeeeeeeee!  It's Friday!  This has been one heck of a long week, and I can't wait to relax. 

Nothing, absolutely nothing, is on the books for tonight -- and that's so exciting.  You'll most likely be able to find Ian and I lounging on the couch watching Dateline and eating take-out.  Love it.  Tomorrow we will be waking bright and early and heading up to the mountains.  We've talked about going skiing or snow tubing tomorrow and I think we're leaning towards the latter. 

We've done a lot of work to our home recently, which includes painting the guest bathroom.  I can't wait to share pictures with you soon!  The color is ... well, full of life.  :)

For the wall in that room, I put together a fun project that I thought I'd share.

From family trips to Mexico, I'd built a small collection of these painted tin hearts.  I was immediately drawn to them as they reminded me of some of my most favorite Latin American art.  Being a Spanish major with a Latin American concentration, I fell head over heels in love with the art of Frida Kahlo.  Check her out; an interesting life story and breathtaking art.

In my old apartment, I'd just hung them from the wall in a group, but I wanted something that looked a little more polished for our home.

Enter my friend, the shadowbox.
I scored him 50% off at Michaels.

It was plenty thick to accomodate the width of the tin hearts.

The only issue I had with it was the black felt backing, which looked a little cheap to me and didn't really mesh with the colors of our home.

Burlap to the rescue!  I had a small amount in my fabric collection that I'd purchased from the remnants area of Hobby Lobby.  I ironed it on a low setting to get the wrinkles out from where it had been folded.

Then I just wrapped the burlap right over the black felt backing and secured it on the back with tape.

From there, I used the pearl pins that came with the shadow box to hang the hearts in the shadowbox.

I'm so happy with how it turned out.  Next week I'll give a peek of the guest bath with this new addition and the very lovely new walls!


  1. Love it! You are so adorable...and I feel the same way about this weekend :) -Melissa

  2. I got a shadowbox for Christmas and I have been wanting to put a few of our wedding sentiments to hang in our bedroom. I love the burlap touch! Just might have to try that :)

  3. Happy Friday! Love your project, great work!

  4. That's a great idea! I can't wait to see you your bathroom turned out. Have a lovely weekend!

  5. this looks great! i love shadowboxes. keep the home tour pics coming!

  6. What a cute idea. Can't wait to see your bathroom make over!!

  7. Shut it!!! I LOVE THIS IDEA! Looks adorable Liz! xo


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