23 January 2011

Frame Re-Do

As I sit here chatting with you I have a pot on the stove simmering away and smelling amazing.
I will let you know that usually my family is only fed because of great recipes that find on great blogs like yours. My husband severely thanks you, that's one reason that I started this endeavor to pay it forward in a sense why not open up every amazing recipe that we have so that we all can be desperately happy. I like sharing and hope you will too because T can't go hungry.

But on to funner things than my rambling mind. This Friday I started a project you see at the end of December a really good friend of mine had one of the cutest babies I have ever seen. I thought that I would make her a little coming home present. I found one that I thought was perfect and made it my own. It will end up being a frame of her daughters name with some other cute things but that will be in a later post. I set out to find the perfect frame and honestly I never found it but I did run into a perfect frame project. It turned out pretty cute if you ask me but why am I telling you check it out for yourself!
All you need is a frame either unfinished or one that you have sanded down and a paint color that you adore. I happen to love vintage white and chocolate brown together. Don't forget some sand paper and a paint brush or the whole process will be far more difficult than it needs to be ( it would involve your hands and a driveway which can be hard to come by).
First paint the frame about three coats and make sure that its completely dry or this won't work really well. Then sand down some of the edges just in a random way nothing to contrived here people just make it fun. After you sand and blow the dust off take a sponge or a paper towel and put your secondary color over your sanding marks. Now this step doesn't have to be pretty and it may make a little mess but once you have the sanding marks covered go back and take off the excess paint with a wet paper towel. It might take a little elbow grease but I have found that this is the easiest way to do this.

Now all you have to do is let it dry and clean up your mess. Before you know it you will have a mildly antique frame and by antique I mean you made it in about three minutes! Here is how mine turned out and as I sit here looking at it I have decided I need more of these in my life. Maybe on my really fake faux mantle.
Now back to my simmering dinner... and maybe an episode or two of Swamp People!
Hey y'all I am Sara otherwise known as the Desperately Happy Housewife. When I am not working I am busy crafting, blogging and re-decorating my house. I channel Lucille Ball and Lauren Graham on a daily basis to get me through the "Oh my gosh I just sewed my finger" moments that often happen. I hope you stay a while and get a chance to see what makes me desperately happy.

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