recent posts

Saturday, September 10, 2011

A Mommy Craft

I repinned this adorable craft on Pinterest a couple weeks ago after scoring the cutest old oval frame at my local thrift store for $1.50. The original project comes from Love of Family & Home, where you can read their tutorial.


I decided it had been a long time since I did something for me, so after reading the tutorial, I decided I could conquer this one. This is how mine turned out.


I should have taken a before picture, but you know, I was just too excited when I got started to think about getting out my camera. The original frame was gold and it cried 1970's. I painted mine a little differently than the original craft. For the frame, I first gave it two coats of Rust-oleum Espresso color spray paint. Then I added a third coat of Valspar Churchill Hotel Vanilla. When it was completely dry I sanded it in areas to give it more of an aged look, and because I wanted some of the espresso color to come through.

I opted to use more a fancy letter for mine and I used the same technique to paint it. I used the Valspar Churchill Hotel Vanilla first and then gave it a good coat of the Rust-oleum Espresso. Then I sanded and aged it the same way, letting some of the Vanilla color come through.

The color combinations work perfectly for my front room, and I love the accent of the burlap in the frame. It was such a fun project. I even bought extra burlap so I could try making one of the fun burlap wreaths I've seen floating around blogland lately. Pinterest is way too fun!!

Happy Crafting!!

Linking up to THESE fun Parties

11 comments:

Deceptively Educational said... Best Blogger Tips

OOOOHhhh, I LOVE this! One of these would look beautiful amongst a collage of frames ... and what a perfect gift idea, too!

Smallgood said... Best Blogger Tips

It looks so sophisticated. And I see those natural colors that I love! :)

Big D and Me said... Best Blogger Tips

Looks wonderful - I'm about to do a mommy craft too (if you can Halloween decorating for me).

Kristina said... Best Blogger Tips

Lovely, it really simple too.

Nicole said... Best Blogger Tips

CUTE!! It looks fantastic :)
Nicole
Craftysoccermom.blogspot.com

Britney said... Best Blogger Tips

That looks awesome Rachel!!

Holly said... Best Blogger Tips

very cute!

Rachel Kaylynn said... Best Blogger Tips

It turned out beautifully! The frame was a great find! I can relate to your comment about being too excited to stop and take pictures. I love comparing before and afters but I rarely remember to take the before :/

Allison @ Room Mom 101 said... Best Blogger Tips

What a super cute idea! I am stopping by to let you know that I just featured your Chicka Chicka Boom Boom idea on my blog. Thanks for sharing!
Allison
www.room-mom101.blogspot.com

Kristi McInerney said... Best Blogger Tips

I love this because moms need a craft all to themselves, nice work mama!

The Bishop Family said... Best Blogger Tips

ooooooooooh, i love your project! great job!

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...