My creative juices are overflowing, finally!! I started and finished two projects today AND I’m blogging about them both!
I bought this frame as a set. You may remember this sign I made for my then boyfriend and now husband!! woohoo!!
Yes, I’ve had this in my closet for over three years and it even moved to our new house with me. I knew I’d find a brilliant project to use it for!
I took the back off and pulled out the print, it’s mounted on a board so I just set them aside. . . you’ll see why in a bit.
I sanded the frame very lightly to give the paint something to stick to.
Then I started painting.
I love these Valspar samples and lately I’ve been obsessed with the color Tropical Oasis. So obsessed that when I showed my Hubs the two projects I was working on today he called me Marie. (Those of you Breaking Bad fans know how much Marie loved her purple. . . well I love turquoise!)
I’m also obsessed with the Valspar Antiquing Glaze! It’s like adding a fun scarf to your outfit, it just ties it all together and finishes the outfit perfectly!
Remember the print and board I set aside? Yep, I wrapped it with some fun paper.
Then inserted the piece of glass I had cut at the local hardware store. . . can you see it?
I couldn’t even wait for the glaze to dry, I had to finish it tonight because I knew it was going to be so cute!
TADAAA!!! All of these items I had around the house. The glass cylinder on the left is just filled with green lentils and wrapped with jute. So simple but super cute!
The frame-turned-tray turned out just how I wanted! For Christmas I will switch out the paper and the decor. . . I’m going for a turquoise, green and red theme this year, can not wait until Christmas!
I also painted up this little screen since I wanted to paint it. . . . you guessed it. . . .turquoise, Valspar Tropical Oasis to be exact!
I’ve had this screen about three years as well so it was a bit dirty, gave it a good wipe down with a damp cloth.
Eventually I’ll hang a holiday themed wreath on this screen but for now it added another layer to our mantle. I’ve been Pinning mantles like crazy on Pinterest! Come follow me!
That sign right there was painted by Susie Harris,
one of my most favorite bloggers. I love her work.
I’m loving today’s projects! My old house had every wall painted a color! Now, all my walls are “Latte” so I’m using color in other ways. It’s definitely been a challenge, but I’m slowly figuring out. Next challenge is what to do with those windows!
If you have any ideas, let me know!