Monday, August 9, 2010

It's a twofer


Not long after dad passed away I won this print from Hope Ink.


It was one of dad's favorite verses.

I wanted to hang it over my bed.

I have a million and a half frames in my basement, none of them are for a picture that is 12x12.

I have been thinking about building my own frame, but I was too much of a scaredy cat.

Then when mom and I made the frame for her bathroom mirror gave me a little more confidence.

It still took me a couple of months to put my big girl panties on and just do it.

And here she is.


The tutorial will come later this week.

But after making it, I realized that it still too small to go above our bed. Doh!

Back to the basement I went and found this bad boy.



I don't know the exact size, but it is almost to my shoulders.

I am 5'2" so all you math experts...what does that make it?

I kind of went with the same techique as with the frames above my guest bed and painted it.


Then wiped on and wiped off glaze.

And upstairs I went to hang up these babies above the bed.

And found out that our stud finder was broken.


It's like swiss cheese for the walls.

Luckily, since I was not in the mood to spackle all that, the frame covered up all those holes.



Our bedroom is looking a little less like a plain gray box.


One day I will make one of those headboard thingys.



And get some pretty pillows.

It is all on my wish list.

Along with a finished basement, it will all come in due time.


Until then I will enjoy my two for one frame job.



Also, have you all checked out my new blog design?

Kassie from designs by Kassie made it for me!



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41 comments:

alicia said...

That looks great! You inspire me to be a better DIYer... as I have none in me, that's saying a lot!

Sara said...

I am thinking about using some frames similarly in our new home, but I would have always wanted them to be the same shape, one inside the other. I love the rectangle around the square and the different textures. It works so well! Thanks for sharing with the world! and I'm so jealous of your chandelier...

Mrs.B said...

Looks really nice...LOVE that chandelier!

Shannon M said...

Wow it really looks great. I love the double frame look!

mle said...

I love how you expanded your artwork by using the 2nd frame!! Great idea!

Erin said...

Love how it turned out...LOVE your chandiler too!

Kristin said...

So cute! I love that verse too...think that will be my next inspirational art project!!!

Mandy's Creative Corner said...

How gorgeous! They turned out just amazing and so unique. Thanks for the inspiration =)

Amanda@The Hand Me Down House said...

Love this creative idea, Katie! And I LOVE that verse - and how special for you that it has such meaning. :)

Kindra said...

What a wonderful keepsake! I love the look of the 2 frames together!

emily hope said...

i loved seeing how you displayed this! really lovely - and now I'm inspired to go find some old frames to paint :)

Nat said...

I love the blog design! I noticed it right away. And I have a gray bedroom, too- it's hard, I think, even though I love the color, to decide what "goes" with gray. I love your chandelier. Is that on your blog somewhere?

Beverly @ FlamingoToes.com said...

The frames are beautiful! I love the way you hung them - what a special momento.
And I LOVE the blog design! So pretty and clean!

Sheila @ Dodging Raindrops said...

I love your chandelier! Where did you get it? Thanks.

Lori said...

That looks beautiful! I LOVE that print. Congrats - sounds like you won it at just the right time.

decdiva1 said...

hi katie, i'm visiting you via coastal charm's party! love your frames, good for you making one on ur own! i love frames- i'm a frame junkie! i've even cut them up and added them to bird houses! good job!

peggy aplSEEDS said...

this is a great way to make the frame proportional to the space!

Sarah @ Hennessey House said...

wow! this is such a cool idea!! love it :)

Tina@HickoryDickoryHome said...

This looks great!! I will now be on the lookout for a great frame like this for my bedroom! Thanks for the inspiration.

gail@myrepurposedlife.net said...

cool! very creative.
(love all the holes) haha
gail

Sassy Sites! said...

it looks beautiful!! I'm your newest follower... visiting from Sassy Sites. :)

Nestled In Rosenberg said...

I've been so wanting to do something like this on one of my blank walls! Nice job!

Holly said...

What a wonderful verse...I really needed this today - I just got news that one of my bloggy friends passed away on Sunday and am feeling a little blue...but also trying to keep in mind those amazing words.

I love what you did with the frame...it is beautiful.

I do like your new blog design too!

sarah said...

Love the glaze idea, never knew about that! Beautiful verse...

curlyQdesign said...

It looks beautiful!
I also dream of a finished basement someday!!

Alida L. said...

Beautiful! I would have never thought to do that.

Melissa G. said...

Ohhh, i love it!

Meg said...

You made the frame? Wow! I love the double frame look. And your chandelier?!? Awesome.

I'd love for you to check out my blog for a fun giveaway!
http://alittleknickknack.blogspot.com/2010/08/another-csn-store-giveaway.html
Have a great night!

The Pennington Point said...

Very clever! And what a sweet reminder of your dad. Lisa~

Brandy said...

This looks great, I have this verse on my refrigerator and love it!
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La said...

This looks great! Nice job! La

Ms Bingles Vintage Christmas said...

Oh, this just looks beautiful!
Thank you for sharing!
Have a good night~
Leticia

Lisa said...

LOVE this! The second frame makes the whole thing look so finished and the size is perfect above the bed!

Becky@Beyond The Picket Fence said...

I love the sentiment and the larger frame really makes it pop!

Laura said...

What a good idea. I never would have thought of this. I might try this in our guest/puppy bedroom.

Anu@My Dream Canvas said...

This is Lovely :-) I am hosting a jewelry giveaway on my blog. Would love for you to visit.

Amanda said...

Very cool! That looks great!

Its A Blog Party said...

Love it!
Thanks for linking up!
~Liz

Kim said...

That's really a nice presence in the room. Great thinking. (I find tapping on the wall with my knuckle and listening for a hollow sound works just as well, I can't seem to get our stud finder to work either :P.)

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