Sunday, July 11, 2010

It isn't in my nature...

Don't forget my giveaway here!

I just can't leave well enough alone.

I just can't.

It is a curse sometimes.

I found this picture frame for $1!!!


You can kind of see in the picture, but this is why it was a dollar.


But it isn't anything a little wood putty can't fix.

Well not a little a LOT of woody putty.



Then for the center of the frame I used some leftover green fabric from the tabs of my no sew projects in the laundry room.



Then got my handy dandy glue gun.


I just glued the fabric right on the board.

Don't worry about making it pretty, cuz really who is going to be looking at the back of your picture frames.

If they do... then you have some weirdo friends.  Or they are just incredible nosy.

Where was I?

Oh yeah how I can't leave well enough alone.

So I put fabric on the board and painted the frame that I puttied to death.

Oh and I almost forgot!

Remember my giveaway and review of the Cutting Edge Stencil from last week?

They sent me the Allium Gladiator stencil.


Notice there are two butterflies on the wall with the flowers.

The allium gladiator stencil came with the flower stencil and two butterfly stencils.

At the last minute I thought I would use one of the butterfly stencils.


I liked it.

I liked the stencil and the green fabric in the background, but I just wasn't in love with the big white frame.

I don't know why, just thought it was too plain or something.

Here is where I went on and I could have just left it alone.

I taped up the frame.


And then painted part of it blue.




I think I like it better.

But I can't decide.

Who knows, I may paint it all over tomorrow.

Oh well, come back tomorrow for another great giveaway worth $40... and maybe a whole new picture frame.

Don't forget my giveaway here!

I am posting to these parties.


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31 comments:

Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

i love it with the blue! i think it looks bold. what a great way to spend a dollar!

Kenzie said...

I like the blue, I think it ties the butterfly in! Last week a wrapped a frame in muslin and hot glued the heck out of it and I hated it. It took me 30 minutes to take all the fabric off. I almost tossed the frame because I paid a dime for it at a garage sale but I wouldn't let myself! So cute!

Decorchick! said...

Haha I love the blue! Really looks great with the butterfly. :)

The Polka Dot Closet said...

Your right, not white....Like the blue, but I guess we will have to wait until tomorrow to see if you do!!

Carol

Sandra {sawdust and paper scraps} said...

I wouldn't have passed up that frame for $1 either! Are you kidding me? Love it.

Jen said...

Stopping by from TGC! This is SUPER cute! And all for a buck! Can't beat that! Thanks for sharing!

www.framefanatic.blogspot.com

Jane said...

I like the blue on the frame. The butterfly is so cute! It will look so good in your laundry room.

Bonnie@Creative Decorating said...

Looks great! I have been doing a lot of work with wood putty lately! Amazing what we can do with damaged goods!

Higgs Happenin's said...

I like the blue!

LesleySW said...

Looks fantastic. Way to go.

Kara @ Craftastical! said...

Oooo, very pretty. I'm one of those who can't stop either. Tweak tweak tweak. You aren't a perfectist, too, by any chance? ;)

Kaysi said...

Oooh, love the white with the butterfly!

Liz @ It's Great To Be Home said...

The blue was an excellent addition, it looks fab! And isn't wood putty amazing? :)

Meg said...

Very cute! You saw potential! Love that.

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Sarah @ Thrifty Decor Chick said...

I think that's adorable! The blue is perfect!

RenaeF said...

This turned out so cute!

Bromeliad said...

Nice rescue of a bad frame.

Emily @ Finding My Aloha said...

cuuute! so resourceful too! :)

Shannon @ Posh Pieces said...

So cute, love how it turned out.

Robin said...

Love it and I would love if you would link this project up over at my blog www.thetshirtdiaries.com's Upcycled Awesome linky party - http://tinyurl.com/Upcycled5

Its A Blog Party said...

I love it with the blue! It looks fantastic!
Thanks for linking up!
~Liz

Nestled In Rosenberg said...

VERY cuuute!! :)

Room to Inspire said...

What a great new look and for only a dollar! Thanks for linking up to Be Inspired today!

Chelsea

Rachelle @ Adventures in Creating said...

Oh I really like this! What a transformation!

Denise Marie said...

fluttering by to say way to go.

Stephanie Lynn @Under the Table and Dreaming said...

Super cute! I really like the added blue border. I think it pops...what a great deal and a fabulous re-do! Hope you have a wonderful weekend! Stephanie Lynn

Jerri said...

Great transformation! (Gotta love the price too!)

Carrie said...

I like it better with the blue borders, too! Great job, great price!

Stephanie Lynn @Under the Table and Dreaming said...

I just love what you have done with this! Fantastic job and you can't beat the price! Thanks so much for joining The Sunday Showcase - I greatly apprecite it! Hope you have a great week! ~ Stephanie Lynn

Holly said...

$1 - I would have snatched it up too! It looks beautiful! I adore the colors.

decor4poor@blogspot.com said...

That turned out great. Who would have thought it was a dollar.