Thursday, June 30, 2011

Summer Get-It-Done List... first mission accomplished!

I decided to tackle the easiest project on my list first.  Not Jane Eyre, but the seriously dated $1 yard sale frame.  Easy peasy lemon squeezy. Here she is in all her 1970's glory before:

 I loved the detailing, even though it looked like someone tried to fix her with caulk at one point. 
After a quick trip to Lowes for spray paint, I got cracking. 
 At first I thought the color was too blue, but it dried perfectly. 
Note the toes of Bryan's new Vibram shoes... they are a pretty color but he looks like Aquaman when he has them on.  

I was going to buy some antiquing glaze but since the frame was already white underneath, I just took some sand paper to the edges. 

Did I mention I have never done this before?

I still wasn't sure what I was going to do with her.  I was either going to hang her on the wall or prop her on the mantle.  Our mantle looked like it hadn't been changed in four years... and that's because it hadn't.

Finally, I went with this:
 I tested it out on the mantle first, but liked it much more on the wall.  I still don't know if I'm going to add anything inside it; I like to test things out for a little while. 
Not too bad for $1 frame and $3 spray paint. 

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  1. I love it! What color is that spray paint? Such a pretty color blue!

  2. Love to redo frames and this one looks fab!! I'm your 1st follower-YEA!! Stop over for a visit!!

  3. LOVE!!!!! I can think of some AMAZING things to put inside it (not PICTURES, silly).

    Also, I'm not pleased with the aesthetics of the two rectangles on the same side of the mantle. But I wouldn't want you to reverse it and have the blue vase by the blue frame either. I'll have to think on this. :D

  4. I know Mel, I thought the same things about the rectangles. I originally had the frame going vertical and changed it because they were too similar. And yes, the blues together looks strange. Think about it and let me know!

  5. Very impressive! Window treatments and a "new" frame all in one week--you are getting crazy over there!

    You could take a photo of Bryan's new aquaman shoes to put in the frame? LOL

  6. Are you kidding? I had to snap fast just to get his toes in the pic above. He was moving his foot because he didn't want me to take a picture and that's all I was fast enough to get. I don't think he knows I posted it! :)

  7. Melissa, thanks for checking out my frame! The paint I used is Mediterranean by Valspar; I found it at Lowes.