I took two old oak frames I all ready had and sprayed them black. I then got online and started looking for inspiration. I hit blog after blog, online magazine sites and "new home" sites to check out the staging. Still, nothing caught me. Then I started focusing on what I like and what I thought would "speak" for my little house.
WHAM!!! Okay...House was built in 1954 and my idea was born. I got online and looked up "what it cost 1954", added some vintage-y clip art and "created" this...
What it cost
Average income: $3,960
Ford car: $1548-$2415
Postage stamp: $.03
Swiss Cheese: $ .69 lb.
American Cheese: $.55 lb.
T-Bone steak : $.95 lb.
Del Monte Catsup (2) 14.oz bottles: $.25
Post Grape Nuts cereal - 10 .oz pkg: $.19
Clorox Bleach - 1/2 gal.: $.19
20 gallon gas water heater $75.
Semi-automatic Kenmore washer: $154.95
I centered it, printed it up and framed it.
Then again I searched on line and found this...
It's the inside of an old Woolworth's coffee shop/soda shop menu. Circa 1956. I printed that up and framed it as well. I'll probably play with the "cost" print out as I need to center it a bit better, but for now...it'll do :0)
Art/Accessories on the cheap.