Monday, April 30, 2012

Old Picture Frame Redo



Ok..so I got his picture frame when my first daughter K was born.


It's not bad but sheep weren't ever really my thing or went with my theme, which was green because we were trying to be neutral.  The frame was a nice thick wood so I knew I would keep it and reuse it.  I finally decided that I would use it as a  hair clip holder for S. I would have done it for K but she's moved on from hair clips right now and loves headbands ( hence the headband hooks on the cork board redo).

I taped off the glass with newspaper and  masking tape.



When J was spray painting the ugly cork board, he sprayed the white frame too. It had a bunch of nicks and scratches so a fresh coat of paint was needed.

As the paint was drying, I worked on the lettering for her name. I really loved the font Three Dates, One Night.  It's girly but not too babyish. I laid it out in Photoshop but you could use any word program. Then I printed out the name in two pieces( to make it 8"x 16" long) and laid them over the board that I would paint the name.

Painting names freehand is not my strong suit so I used a pencil to trace down onto the white board and it left a indent that I could paint into. I had a paint sample leftover from painting S's room which I had never used.It was the darker purple we had decided against but it totally worked for this.



I painted the name and a purple border to separate the mat from the white frame and to give it a little something.


I cut six pieces of white grosgrain ribbon ( love that stuff) and asked J to use the industrial stapler to attach them to the frame on the backside (hee hee.. I said backside)


Then I took all of S's hair clips and bows and in my true OCD style put them on in color order from red to black. I left some room on each ribbon to get more bows and hair clips on when bought.



When  I went to hang this frame on her door, I noticed that the frame blended into the door. Hmmm... So I decided to paint a thin strip of purple on the frame too to make it stand out.


Now there.... that's what I'm talking about. It's so nice now that the clips/bows are right there and easy to get to. And it makes her room even cuter.


I think she likes it


I'm linking up to these great sites this week:

Monday
What is the Gunny Sack -Making the world Cuter -Debbie Doo -DIY How Off
DIY Shop - Lines Across My Face -I should be mopping the Floor

Tuesday
How to Nest For Less - Tip Junkie - My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia -The Kurtz Corner
Sugar Bee - Romance On A Dime - Chronic Christian Crafter - Funky Polka Dot Giraffe
The Winthrop Chronicles

Wednesday
Oopsey Daisy - Thrifty Home - Someday Crafts

Thursday
My rePurposed Life - Beyond the Picket Fence - Somewhat Simple - Live Laugh Rowe
Loving this Crazy Life -Scrappy Crafty Happy - Fireflies and Jellybeans - The Shabby Cottage

Friday
Naptime CraftersStay At Home Nation
Young and Crafty


Saturday

Six Sister's Stuff


Sunday
Nifty Thrifty Things

Other Fun Blogs

25 comments:

  1. That's a lot of bows!!! I did something similar but I found a 25 cent picture and frame at a garage sale, got rid of the picture, painted the frame, and added ribbon on the inside. I then hung some in a loop on the bottom to hang her head bands and other larger items.

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    1. I know, right? Most are from her sister that have been passed down. I never thought of putting the ribbon in the frame. Good Idea. DO you have that on the blog?

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  2. My granddaughter also has a lot of clips & bows too and this would work perfectly to keep them in sight until needed. Presently all her "hair goodies" are kept inside a plastic tote called a "kaboodle" ~ I'm going to tell my daughter about this project & see what she thinks. If she likes it, then I'll get to work on it with the colors she wants. Only with all her clips & bows that Sophia has, I'll need a much larger frame! This is such a cute idea!

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    1. I love it...I'm going to figure this out for me...
      I'm going to post to Pinterest.
      Good Job Emily!
      Laura

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    2. Thanks , Laura. It was really fun. Thanks for the Pinterest Love.

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    3. I remember Kaboodles. I'm sure I had one too. If you make one, I'd love to see the pics.

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  3. Hey there!! I just added myself to your followers for support, and wanted to invite you to check out an awesome Modcloth giveaway I'm having!

    Hope to see you there! Thanks so much!
    Emily

    http://emilymmeyers.blogspot.com/2012/05/giveaway-time-again.html

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  4. It looks beautiful, I love it! I may do it myself....thanks!!!

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  5. Hey this is a great idea! I love re using old frames. I would love for you to share this at my link party
    http://thewinthropchronicles.blogspot.com/2012/05/share-it-link-party-9.html

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    1. Thanks, Sarah. I'd love to. Thanks for the invite. I'm there.

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  6. That's very cute!! Really nice job. I'm really glad you linked up at Romance on a Dime!! I started following you. I hope to see you back next week!

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    1. Thank you , Betsy. I'm following you too. I always can use the save money tips.

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  7. Thanks for sharing over at The Winthrop Chronicles!

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    1. Thanks for having me!Love your site.

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  8. Such a cute idea. (And "S" is just darling!) I like your blog header. Newest follower.

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    1. Thank you so much. I love your Blog name and how you got it. Following you back.

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    1. Thanks Melissa. Thanks for hosting.

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  10. How cute is that? I am going to have to live through you since I have two boys. Thanks so much for sharing at Toot Your Horn Tuesday :)

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    1. Sounds Fair. You can do the boy things for me:)

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  11. This is so cute!! And your daughter is a doll!! We're so glad you joined us for "Strut Your Stuff Saturday." Thanks and come back soon!! -The Sisters

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    1. Thank ALL of you. I'll tell her you said so ;)

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  12. I am so happy you started blogging ( I read your bio, I completely relate) I love this project! Thanks for linking up to Piece of Cake Party!

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    1. Aww.. Thanks Katie. That's the sweetest thing anyone has said to me today. Anyone as nice as you sound have a gazillion followers. I make one more.

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