DIY Postcard Display for Dorm Rooms

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Those of you that read my last post will know that I brought back many different things from my trip abroad. Because we would travel for fairly long periods at a time, it was really hard to bring back things that weren’t flat and didn’t take up much space in my bag.

With that in mind, I brought back a handful of postcards from places because they are flat and you don’t have to worry about them breaking. I don’t know if I can technically call this post a DIY because I didn’t really do much myself, but, we can definitely file this under room decor ideas!

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I have all these beautiful post cards and I don’t know what to do with them….I took a trip to Target, the first time I’ve been since coming home, and as always it proved to be a magical place. While there I happened to find floating glass frames, and I really liked them so I figured I could buy a couple. They were also under $5 a piece and you can’t beat that price.

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Turns out, they were the perfect type of frame to put my postcards in to display. Though they are floating glass and my postcards are different shapes and sizes, they still fit! The only problem I had was the frames themselves were black. I don’t like black frames at all, I prefer white.

This is where the ‘DIY’ part comes in. Because I didn’t like the black, I went out and bought some white spray paint and went ahead and spray painted. I’ll admit my spray painting ability is not up to par, but they still turned out pretty good, and I can always retouch them if they get chipped.

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The spray paint was only a couple bucks from the local home improvement store, and really you can pick any color you like. That’s the beautiful thing about DIY, if you don’t like a particular element about a piece you can always change it to better suit your style. I like white frames so I chose white.

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All I did was spray the frames on both sides and let them dry overnight. Then popped them back on and I was in business. Overall I’m pretty happy with the way they turned out. I’m just glad I found a great way to showcase some more things from my travels in a simple, yet elegant way. I can’t wait to get these up on my walls.

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And for more on my travels check out my personal blog, Just Meesh.

Cheers.

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About ‘Me’esh My college friends started calling me meesh in the middle of our sophomore year and since then it’s just kind of stuck. But, I am more formally known as Michelle. And, sadly I’m no longer a sophomore in college but now a senior with only one year left to go until I have to take on life in the real world. I’m also experiencing a bit of a reverse culture shock as I just got back from a semester abroad in England. Having not heard a British accent for some time now is throwing me for a loop…but because I just got back I’ve got lots stories to tell and advice to give. Plus, I get to go DIY crazy with all the knick knacks I brought back too. The best way I can think of to describe my blogging style is ‘anything and everything.’ One minute I’ll be posting about a DIY project, the next I’ll be ranting about the horrible service I received at a restaurant, then sharing beauty/style tips and tricks, heck, maybe I’ll even give some advice on life too. For now I’ll be focusing mostly on travel and DIY. Feel free to check my personal blog Just Meesh (justmeeshblog.wordpress.com), there you can find posst about all the places I visited while abroad and some other stuff too! Cheers.