Sunday, April 20, 2014

Happy Easter 2014!

Happy Easter to you and your family!  He is risen!  Enjoy the beauty around you today and remember today and every day that God is everywhere - we just have to open our eyes and take Him in!
God bless!

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

The Little Red Chalk Board that Could!

This is the last chalk board project I will be working on for a little bit.  Another thrift store find that started out like this:
I quickly took this apart and painted the wooden frame a barn red color.

And distressed the edges a bit for a worn finish - because I can't help myself!
Spray paint the glass with some chalk board paint and you are D-O-N-E!  Easy peasy!
A quick and easy project!

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Burlap Rosette Wall Hanging

Once again, I am starting with a thrift store picture frame find.  This one wasn't awful to begin with.  At one time, it was actually pretty cute, but over time it became scuffed and dirty and was eventually donated to the thrift store - so, I snatched it up.  Here is the before:
Since there was writing and pattern on this one, I started out by spraying it with primer.
Since there were indentations where the original frame was two toned, I decided to keep that same look with my project.  I used frog tape for delicate surfaces to tape off the small middle sections.  I used an xacto knife to trim the edges.
I painted the main sections a soft olive green color using craft paint and then painted the small middle sections a soft pink and dry brushed the olive color on top of it.

Next, I selected some coordinating scrapbook paper that I already had on hand to put in the opening of the frame behind the small piece of glass in the center.
I then made a burlap rosette following the same instructions from this post.  I hot glued it to the center of the glass - and it turned out SO cute!

So much fresher and cleaner!  I love the two toned look - it has a happy feel to it!