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Mar 3, 2011

framing your front door

By: Amy Walters
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DIY Projects
Mar 3, 2011

framing your front door

By: Amy Walters

Any Friends fans out there? Admittedly, I was quite the fan (a.k.a. fanatic) of the hit TV sitcom and grew up gushing over Monica Geller's chic Manhattan apartment. I adored the girlish mix of eclectic furnishings, pretty purple walls, yellow floral curtains and quirky accessories. Looking around my apartment at the melange of styles and colourful accents, I can't help but think I subconsciously drew design inspiration from the infamous TV set. My absolute fav detail in Monica's apartment is the iconic "yellow frame" around her door peephole. I love the simple, yet stylish accent so much that I decided to make one myself. Now I am usually a self-proclaimed DIY- avoider, but this was a project even I felt confident tackling. here's the before:

and here's the after:

all you need is: 1 - frame (new or old - mine was an inexpensive thrift store find) 1 - tube of acrylic or craft paint (any shade) 1 - foam brush 1 - pack of picture hanging strips (I used  Command 3M: Medium Picture Hanging Strips) just two simple steps: 1. Using a clean foam brush, simply give your frame a few quick coats of paint (leaving the frame to dry for about a half hour between each coat). 2. Secure frame to door using removable picture hanging strips. And that's really all there is to it. Easy, "I know"! Oops sorry, you might say I "pulled a Monica". So tell us, what's your fav TV or movie set design? amy* Amy Walters is a Winnipeg-based design enthusiast and blogger. For more design inspiration from Amy, check out her blog aDESIGNdock .
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