Wednesday, 25 April 2012

IKEA Fun and fun with IKEA… frames that is! { let’s create }

Post by: Victoria, ÉdinHome&Co

IKEA-Richmond-ExteriorMonday evening was so terrific! Why? Well… bloggers and media were invited to the newly built, bigger then ever IKEA in Richmond, BC for a sneak peak at the digs before the Grand Opening and access to the general public!

All I can say is… well… WOW!!!

Oh. And that I had my shoes off within minutes because I wore the wrong shoes for exploring such an mega-huge store!!! OUCH!

Be sure to stop by Rosa’s blog flutterflutter and Barbara’s blog hodge:podge for their great accountings of the evening!

2012-04-23 20.40.30Me? First I’m going to share this photo of Tracey (Tracey Ayton Photography …Keeping house & everything else) and Andrea (From My Living Room) making comfy in the sheep skins (DO this!!), then I’m going to show you what I did with some of my IKEA purchases from that evening!

I bought several Ribba, Virserum & Sondrum frames. Making things to put into IKEA frames is as much fun as shopping through IKEA. I know you know what I mean because you love it too, don’t you?! ;-)

As an aside, I don’t think there’s anywhere out there where you can find similar quality frames at the IKEA price. Period. Don’t you love  IKEA frames?

So quickly, let me show you what I did…

EdinHome AFirst I took one of my Great Grandmother’s vintage doilies, cut it into many perfect mini-doilies and dyed a couple in an oh so fabulous tangerine!

Some I kept in their original colour.

Next I took the backings of the Virserum & Sondrum frames and glued pretty paper to them.

All set… to glue the doilies into position!

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And voila!

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bingo chipsWhile on a recent trip to Urban Source: Alternative Art Materials (a totally fun store on Main Street off 16th [Vancouver]!) I came across a small bin of Bingo Chips. I HAD to have them… and with the Ribba shadow box frames, I did this…

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Again… I first adhered pretty art paper on the frame’s back, then I glued the chips (numbers random) in a simple geometric pattern.

Urban Source also had black chips with cute images on them used – I imagine – for marking the called numbers on your Bingo papers/pads.

So I bought some of those too :-)

I think the end result of each of these projects is totally FUN!!

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I’ll be including these pieces (and others like them) in The Édin Collection, and they’ll be for sale at Scout Handmade & Vintage Market (check site for details!). If you’re in the lower mainland, be sure to come!!

EdinHome 5Now… I have to get back to work on THIS project

Cheers!

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15 comments:

  1. Good for you, Victoria! Was it hard to make the first cut?

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  2. Oh wow! Those are fabulous.
    And no, there are no better frames!! :)
    http://paintwinerepeat.blogspot.com

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  3. very cool Victoria! I'm so jealous of all you lower mainland blogesses with your VIP passes ;)

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  4. love to see this post. love IKEA. i'm there almost every Saturday. hug

    Maria

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  5. LOVELY PICS:) I really like your blog and I will happily follow.

    If you want some swedish decor inspiration, you can check out my blog:)
    Have a great week.

    LOVE Maria at inredningsvis.se
    (Sweden)

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  6. Ha! It was super fun hanging with you Victoria!! I love those pics, the idea is awesome!!!

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  7. Kelly,

    Those bingo chips are so cute in that shadow box frame. I absolutely adore IKEA. The closest one to us is 4 hours away and I would drive it every weekend!

    Thanks for the inspiration.

    blessings,
    karianne

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  8. Ikea is AMAZING! I love the art you made! It's super cute!

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  9. The framed doilies are beautiful. What a great project idea.

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  10. Love this Victoria! The doily idea is inspiring, I have a few of these in my linen closet too. Our huge Ikea opened a few months ago, and I still haven't explored it all, it's so huge. Have a great weekend!

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  11. These are fabulous!! I love me some Ikea - but tend to get lost and curl in the fetal position until someone gives me a cinnamon bun!

    Those bingo chips are perfect and the doily looks like an intricate paper cutting.
    Kelly

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  12. You should do a roaring trade selling your wares at the market !!!!

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  13. Those are beautiful! You are one crafty gal! And I love that the doily is orange, so pretty and so you!

    I wish I could have been at Ikea with you ladies, I totally missed out. I handed my final thesis in the next day!! So I'm actually all done now :) Feels great to be back to reading my fav blogs and catching up :) Hugs,

    Nancy xo

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  14. nice idea.. thanks for sharing.

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  15. These are great Victoria. Thank you for sharing the idea. -Brenda-

    P.S: Re the Rit dye, isn't it fabulous. I have used it on a number of projects (but prefer the hot water dye to the cold).

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