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November 12, 2010

A Frame to be Thankful For

A while back I picked up a picture frame for $.50 at a yard sale. Still had the original price tag of $19.99 on it & the glass sections were in great shape just a tad bit dirty.

Here it is with the back taken off of it, the glass out & the stock photos of people I don't know removed. Now I need some new Thanksgiving decorations so I thought I would start with this. I painted the frame with a white acrylic paint.
Here it is for your viewing pleasure.


I allowed the white paint to dry somewhat. Not totally cause I had an idea in my twisted head. Uh! I know! I was so proud of myself. Okay, okay after my white paint had set I began to paint over the white with a black acrylic wash. I wiped it off as soon as I did each frame section. Kinda like this. Well, actually like this.


Because the white paint was not totally, totally dry & also because I did not sand it or prime it first some tiny spots of the original frame finish showed through. That was what I was going for. Giving it a distressed effect without having to sand anything cause I still have not bought any sandpaper. I keep forgetting to get the stuff. Anyway here is how it looked when I was done with the black wash.


Unfortunately you cannot see the "distressed" parts in this picture. But they are there take my word for it. Please?  K thanks. While my frame was drying I cut out some cardboard backings for each section out of a frozen waffle box & painted them with orange tempura paint & let them dry as well.



When that was all good & dry I attached a felt sticker tree to one section. On the smallest frame I glued some popcorn kernels. On another I wrote the word Thanks with a magic marker & finally added an artificial flower that I had singed the petals on. 
Here it is. My Thanksgiving decoration #1.




I liked both shots so I added them both. Oops behind my frame is another project I am doing for my office. I am giving my old clock a face lift.

I am thankful I happened to have all this stuff on hand!

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11 comments:

  1. Hey, that turned out cool! That's a great assortment of goodies, and I would have never thought of the popcorn.

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  2. Those turned out great. Thanks for linking to my party.

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  3. Very cute! It came out super fabulous! Love it!
    Thanks for linking up to Making It With Allie! I can't wait to see what you have for next week!
    AllieMakes.Blogspot.com

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  4. Very nice. I like how you filled some of the frames with objects and not just pictures. It turned out so well!

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  5. I love the popcorn! One of my favorite snacks and it adds a nice design element. Thanks for linking up at Theme Party Thursday. I can't wait to see what you come up with next! :)

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  6. Looks awesome. I have a similar frame from Michaels, and I've been trying to think of something creative and crafty to do with it. I might try something similar for the holidays. Thanks for the idea!

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  7. It turned out great! What a unique picture frame!

    Thanks so much for linking up to the Free for All party!

    Hannah @ http://youngancrafty.blogspot.com/

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  8. Love them. What a creative idea. They look wonderful. Thanks so much for linking to TTT. Hugs, Marty

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  9. Now you see, I would never have thought of putting different items in each of the frames. That's what makes you creative and me a copier - which is what I'm going to do (copy) the next time I run across a picture frame set like the one you used.

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  10. I love this idea!
    I know I have some frames around her somewhere!!
    =)

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  11. I LOVE THIS ONE ALSO!!!

    I would love if you would also link it up at my little talent tuesday party at

    http://vintagewannabee.blogspot.com/

    mucho love!
    nichelle

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