April 21, 2010

Updated Frame

So remember last post when I gave you a sneak peek at what I've been doing?

This is what I showed you:

So I don't know if this involoves a TON of creativity because I absolutely adored it the way it was... but I just had to show you.

I'm in love with it.

Here it is:

I found this gorgeous piece at a local Antique Store for three dollars.
I saw it out of the corner of my eye and instantly fell in love.

The creamy color
The rough texture
The size (and price!)
It was perfect.

So I carefully took the sticker off and decided it absolutely did NOT need to be painted.

So I grabbed some fabulous fabric from my bench and one of my fav pictures of my little guy from my Wye Mountain trip and started putting things together:

Doesn't that fabric look beautiful in the frame?
I thought so :)

Well I wanted the picture to pop a little bit... not just blend right into the fabric so I grabbed a piece of thin cardboard I had:

and painted all the edges my pretty blue.

I sanded down the edges so some of the cardboard feel came back out.
Can't be too perfect... right?
I'm into the messy look :)

Then I attached the picture with picture glue dots to the cardboard.... this way I can switch it out fairly easily.

And... ta da!!

I LOVE how it all went together.
Now I just need to get a prettier color on my walls.


Isn't the detailing beautiful?

I love love love this frame.

and... just as a random thought...

I finally got a pic of me and hubby by his pride and joy:

This was taken with a cell phone at night... sorry :/

But I love my hubby and his ambulance.
He's proud of it :)



  1. Kelsey, this turned out just fabulous!! Wow, I need to go to more antique stores.

  2. you two lovebirds are so young and cute!

  3. Those little legs are adorable. I love the way you put that piece together!

  4. Great colors! The fabric is awesome. And that cute!

  5. I am soooo jealous of your frame! I want one! And the picture is amazing!


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