Creating a Happy, Colorful, Handmade Home & life on the shores of lake superior

April 26, 2012

Hot Pink Dasy Frame + DIY Mini Abstract

Monday I woke up to see snow on the ground.  Tuesday I was newly ecstatic that it was only overcast and raining.  Today it is just chilly.  If your weather is being as uncooperative as what we're experiencing in Ottawa, you might be craving spring with an overzealous enthusiasm.  I can’t change the weather, but I can suggest a healthy dose of colour that will bring enough zest into your home that you just might forget about the dreariness.

Take a peak at the Vintage Chic and Dasy Frames from Fresh Home Elements (FHE Group):



What a great way to inject a small dose of bright colour, right?  

If you haven’t heard of this company, you will, because their affordable, contemporary home accents (including some really clever ottomans) have won over major retailers like Home Outfitters, HBC, Costco, Winner’s, Homesense and Black’s Photography (to name a few).  What I love is that Fresh Home Elements was founded by two Canadians in 2009, and now they sell their products worldwide!  Dream big, Canadians, dream big.

The day it snowed, I was sent one of the hot pink Dasy frames to review (sold at Black’s Photography, $9.99-$14.99).  I was so excited to incorporate the shot of hot pink into the townhouse, I immediately whipped up a bright little abstract using acrylic paint and heavy, pale pink cardstock paper (I pretty much just scribbled with paint and a tiny brush).  


I think the vivid colour and cute texture contrast nicely with my crisp white walls, but imagine a grouping of the orange Dasy frames against grey walls (Gemma did a nice round up for inspiration).  Or picture the bright yellow Vintage Chic frames with an earthy, neutral palette.  Highlighter hues are so hot right now for home decor (as well as fashion), and these frames are a simple (and un-intimidating) way to get in on that trend.

Want some more details?  Click the links to check out the Fresh Home Elements Website, like them on Facebook or follow them on Twitter (@FHEGroup). 

PLUS check back the first week of June (shortly before my birthday), when I’ll be partnering with Fresh Home Elements for a giveaway!  Hopefully it will be sunny by then, and you can pop a colourful beach shot into the frame you win.  P.S. don't forget to enter my current giveaway!

I tossed in a bit of a coppery-gold and I actually really like it with the hot pink and neon yellow.
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16 comments

  1. We've had the up and down weather in Calgary too- raining right now and chance of snow! Love that bright pop of color!

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    1. Snow?!? Ick. I'm originally from Thunder Bay, where it snowed on May 22nd one year. Don't know why I'm still horrified at the prospect of spring snow, but I am. I hope we don't get a flurry more.

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  2. Cute painting. It is perfect in that frame. I wish my scribbles looked like your "scribbles". I can't get my attempts at making an abstract canvas look right

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  3. Weather has been all over the place in Toronto too. I love the frames!

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    1. Ugh, I'm headed there for a conference soon. I was banking on Toronto having it better than us . . . Where is warm right now? I should head there, lol.

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  4. pretty!! great little injection of colour and your "I whipped it up" painting is fab (as usual)!!

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    1. I swear, it's a glorified doodle! A doodle and nothing more. But thanks!!

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  5. I love the frame and painting. I'm loving the bold colors that are being used these days. :)

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    1. Thanks! Bold colours are so fun. I just need to work up the courage the WEAR more bold colours . . .

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  6. Those frames are so delicious! I love frames in fun colours and in interesting shapes! Love your play kitchen project Tanya! Absolutely beautiful! Have a wonderful weekend! Angie xo

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  7. I LOVE these and thank you so much for stopping by my blog! xo

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  8. I love these frames!!! so cool with a pop of color and great texture!

    love K

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  9. Our weather has been absolutely foul so these beauties are like a breath of fresh air! Love love love them!

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  10. Yo! I totally featured this fabulousness!

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