Monday, January 24, 2011

Frame & Twine

Finally finished!!

This is one of those projects that I have had sitting around for 2 weeks. Lonely, and questioning me when I would finish it. Yes, my projects harass me, don’t yours?

So a little while back I scored this picture frame for $5 at my local craft store. I knew right away what I wanted it for, thank goodness my husband was away on a research assignment to not question my random madness a HAVING to have the frame.

There was a bottle IVORY Rustoleum spray paint waiting to be used. And let me post a friendly reminder, to ALWAYS SHAKE YOUR SPRAY PAINT VIGOROUSLY! Apparently I did not shake hard ENOUGH, and was having different colored layers on my frame. I was NOT a happy camper.

So the frame sat….. a long time painted with NO WHERE to go.
Though I had the twine, and glue gun, it wasn’t until today that my mind was cleared enough to think “oh yeah….”

So I cut up the twine in different sizes, positioned it where I thought it looked sexy, and worked patiently with the hot glue gun .

This was looking to be a productive Sunday.

Then though the frame was complete, it had to be adorned with cute clothes pins. Yes, CUTE. So out came some scrapbook paper & mod podge. As I wasted 3 hours of my life watching ‘No Country Old Men’ (that movie sucked, I’m sorry if you like it, did you?) with the hubby (it was just one of those movies that was on queue with Netflix that was sitting next to the TV for 2 months), I traced the clothes pins, cut, modge podged .

Then I chose some favorite pictures, hung em up. Had my hubby come and stare at the wall with me, constantly asking him “what do you think? Are you impressed? Looks good huh? Seriously, what do you think?”.

Well I think I love it.

Are you loving the “natural” light? Hahaha, I set up a lamp… it doesn’t look THAT bad.

The clothespins are too cute, or my kids are …maybe both:)

Texas Monkey




Tim and Monica said...

LOVE it!!! May have to steal this idea once I get to Georgia!

Sasha said...

I love this. It's a great way to hold more than one photo in a frame! Thanks for linking up to Creation Mondays @ ~The Life of Me~!

Sandy@Life Began In A Garden said...

Very cute, especially the clothespins ;0)

Lauren said...

Wow! This is great! I could do this. I have a few frames I've been looking for projects to update them. I'm a new follower.

Linda said...


Linda said...

Ooohhhhh, I love it! I enjoyed taking a look through your blog---can't wait to see more about your re-upholstery project (I have a couple of those I've been putting off). Thanks for stopping by my blog, too!

Keisha Lynn @ Project Campbell said...

OH I LOVE IT!! I may to try something like this for my daughters room makeover. You can check it out on my blog! Thanks for sharing... super cute!!!

Amy said...

I have to say both are cute! I really like the color of the frame, and the clothespins are just the right pop of color. Great job!

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