As I've mentioned before, in another post, friends of ours just moved into their new home (referenced in my post "Pretty in Pink" seen here: http://www.hometalk.com/30273365/pretty-in-pink-hug). I had already surprised the lady of the house with a housewarming Keurig stand (I opened her coffee world up when she came to my house and used a Keurig for the first time.... she drank 6 CUPS!LOL, she is already a 'firecracker' so she was wired for sound!! hahaha Thank goodness she did not choose the Starbucks, she may have gone into hyper drive! I'd love to harness her energy and use it to power my house! : ).
She purchased a brand new Keurig for herself , so I surprised her with a stand to hold her k cups : ) but her hubby does not drink coffee and I wanted to surprise him with a little something.
He loves all things industrial and steam punk. He is also a great fan of Bulldogs (he has owned three) and has a brand new rescue Frenchie named Frankie! What better than something that combines the two!? I found just the perfect thing in some 'bully' steam punk prints!! and promptly bought them.
But while I was looking , I came across another steam punk print, it is of a Pomeranian with a top hat and it looked just like mine and my hubby's pom Rascal!! OMG could it get any cuter!! I had to have it! Not to mention that my husband's nick name for Rascal is "The Punk" LOL! (Yes, he comes to the name....of course he also comes to 'butterbean', 'pipsqueak', 'crabby pants'... and alternately 'selectively hears' any one or all of them... )
The print (in this case) came beautifully matted in a flat black matt, but now I needed a frame...............I found just the ticket , also on Etsy.... to the tune of $100!! Whoa. Ok , so it might be worth the money, but seriously not going to spend that for a cute and wonderful, but nicely inexpensive print.... ok so what to do now?? hmmmmm That's right DIY of course!! I had a black frame just hangin out that I decided fit the ticket and here's how I made it fit the bill for the 'steam punk' look I was after.
Link to the Etsy store I got the print from: https://www.etsy.com/people/TheLaughingCatStudio