Friday, February 28, 2014

Picture Frame Makeover

I had to squeeze as many spray painting projects as I possibly could in, yesterday, when we had beautiful weather. My house didn't get cleaned, my bed didn't get made, and to be honest I didn't get ready all day, but I was able to get quite a few projects done. So it felt like it was a "win, win" situation.

Have you visted i heart naptimes site? 
They have some pretty great ideas and some fabulous free printables too!
I found this beautiful printable for my kitchen. 

A guest blogger, Jessica from Pen and Paper Flowers, designed it.

I knew I needed it right away for my kitchen.
So I went out to my trusty frame bin and found a 8x10 frame.
Not a bad color to begin with, but I wanted a white frame.
So I grab some white spray paint {white and black spray paints are great colors to just always keep on hand} and gave this frame a quick coat.
{I am pretty sloppy when I spray paint. Especially when I know I will be sanding what I am working on to antique it. It does not matter if it is perfect }

Here it is, after a light sanding to expose the original frame colors.

After I wiped off the dust with an unused sponge brush, my picture was ready to be framed and displayed.
The best part of this window display is that all the decor was either free or purchased at a thrift shop.
The frame was free { I had it on hand}
The white vase was .75 cents
The greenery was $2.00
The tall green vase was $2.00
The fruit stand was $1.00

Now for some curtains and another beautiful day so I can spray paint the fruit stand as well!

What projects have you been working on?

Until next time,


Monday, February 24, 2014

Display Box {Part 2}

Okay, so I finally have my display box fully decorated for spring. 
You can check out my first post and tutorial here.
 Here is what my box looks like.
 I have wanted to put mason jars in the box so that I would be able to change out the greenery for different seasons.
I don't know about you, but I have COMPLETE spring fever.

 I found 11 jars and decided that I wanted to spray paint them.
After I spray painted my jars, I gave them a light sanding.
I like the antiqued and weathered look.
 I found some geranium bushes at the dollar store that I knew would work nicely.
 The stems were too long, so I simply used a wire cutter to trim the bush down to the right heigth for the jar.
{A good tip to keep your floral in place is to use rice, lentils, or beans in your base to push your stem down into. This will keep your flowers from moving around.}
 I am so happy with the results. 
It makes me anxious for endless summer days, fresh flowers, and sun-kissed skin.

Now I am off to enjoy the rest of this fairly nice weather we are having! 


Friday, February 14, 2014

February Free Printable

I have good intentions to post these printables before the actual month you need them. {Sigh}
There is always next month, right? 

Here is your February free Printable. This is for a 4x6 or 5x7 size.
Simply right click and save.

I am loving mine.

Keep checking back for more!