Do you like you my made-up word title?
But, seriously, summing up a project in a few words is harrd.
Well...for projects like this.
That is...projects that contain all the yumminess of ruffles, burlap, crackled paint and fabric rosettes.
Oh yes, it does.
If I had just said 'Painted Frame' that would have been fabulously boring, huh?
So maybe, just maybe, my title didn't make you sigh and skip past it.
Did you know that spring break is really over?
I seriously am having a hard time believing it.
I go back to the real classroom today for the first time in three weeks.
Because I was on clinicals, remember?
I think I'm going to miss clinicals.
So on to my supposidly 'fabulously chic' frame.
Oh wait. It really is.
I'm kind of in love with it.
I found these lovely unfinished pieces at Walmart, of all places.
I stained that chunky little frame.
While that dried, I painted the edges of my little piece in a beautiful aqua blue.
Then I took my burlap and cut it in strips.
I grabbed my trusty hot glue gun (Oh yea..that was in the bucket too!)
and glued it around the back of the wood piece.
Every little bit, I gathered it to make a little ruffle.
(I"m so about not using a sewing machine. Those things hate me)
Here's the front once the lovely ruffles were glued on the back.
Mmm. Love that texture.
The next part shows me failing as a blogger.
I didn't take pictures.
Imagine with me.
Next step: Paint blue over the stain.
Then crackle paint
Lastly, a nice layer of vintage white.
Let the crackle paint do it's magic.
Then glue the small piece onto the big frame.
Here's the picture I modpodged into the middle...
I took some scrap fabric and made some yummy little rosettes.
and, oh yes, distressed the edges (and all over too)
I absolutely love the colors that come through.
I have an obsession with
1. Distressing something light to see dark wood underneath
(hence the stain)
2. Taking pictures outside
(cannot beat that crazy beautiful light)
Recognize the sweet picture?
I showed it to you guys when the Black and White photo party was going on.
I adore the faux canvas-sy texture it has.
So did my title capture it somewhat?
I'm in love with the layers and textures.
So much better than a regualar frame to show off your favorite picture.
It was the perfect finishing touch to the shelf I just redid and hung up.
See why I take pictures outside?
lol. The indoor light hates me and my little camera.
I hope you guys have a wonderful Monday
(if that's entirely possible)
and wish me luck on getting back into the groove of school.
Have you entered for a chance to win your own 'bushel and a peck' print yet?
Go here to enter!!