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.
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)
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.
|I think she likes it|
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