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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!!

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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 :)

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!

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!