Isn't it beautiful? Using this as my inspiration, I set out to Lowe's to buy my supplies. By that evening, I had everything ready.
A spraypainted picture frame with the glass removed, measuring tape, dimensions of the inside of the picture frame, metal cutter thingy (we are going to be REAL technical here folks) and a grille insert for a screen door. Here is an upclose of the screen door insert I bought. It was about $19 and I got it at Lowe's.
First, I measured the inside of my picture frame. My dimensions were 10.5 by 13.5 inches. Using the measuring tape, I measured out these dimensions on my screen.
Then I started cutting away.
I have to note here that my method for cutting this grille might not have been the easiest method. I just used one of the first things I found in my husband's gigantic toolbox that would cut metal. They look like this and I call them metal cutter thingys.
I also have to note in my husband's defense that he has informed me multiple times what they are really called and I keep forgetting. In one ear and out the other - thats what marriage is about. Right?
Back to the instructions...
Once my grille was cut out, I simply fastened it in place by using the tabs on the back of the picture frame.
And then it was complete and ready to hang!
I chose to hang mine in my master bedroom over my dresser. I had bought a pretty little necklace hanger at Urban Outfitters a few weeks back and thought they would look good together. Here is a shot of the other dresser area in my bedroom to give you an idea of what the space looked like before:
Dark and dreary, I know. I have plans to lighten up my bedroom REAL soon. Starting with the hardware on the dressers. Anyways, here is what the space looked like with my new earring holder and necklace holder in place:
Much better, don't you think?