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Thursday, August 25, 2011

French Shabby Romantic Rose dry erase boards or altered frames

Hi guys! This is part of what I was working on yesterday. These are formerly dark walnut vintage/antique frames. I had these in my antiques booth for awhile. They had old prints of hummingbirds in them. I got tired of them being there so out came the hummingbird prints (to sell separately of save to color copy for collage projects).
I made roses, rosebuds and leaves out of polymer clay, baked them and hot glued them on top.
I painted the frames either light pink or pale aqua, then buttercream, then white. My trick is to use a pretty worn out paintbrush and to try to do a sort of crappy job of painting but achieve overall full coverage. Let dry then sand to distress. Sometimes I add a greige glaze. Sometimes I varnish, spray varnish or wax. Sometimes I am lazy and do none of the above!
It also sort of depends on the look I am going for. I added scrapbook paper and reassembled.
Close up of the roses..these are pretty easy to make!
All done! These could also be used as a frame, just add a pic!I think these are headed for my antiques/vintage booth again..hope they sell! (Umm..I maaayy keep one for my bathroom and stop leaving post it notes all over my mirror!) Have a great day! Til next time! Julia


Anonymous said...

LOVE those frames!!! Such a cute idea!


Angela said...

Love them! :)

Memories for Life said...

I love this take on the dry erase board! So much prettier than the standard board!

Thanks for stopping by my blog :) I loved your story :)

The Polka Dot Closet said...

Love your dry erase boards, can't wait to see your map covered train case!


Christine Marie Ford said...

Absolutely ingenious! How inspiring.

PrettyCoolShops said...

I love this idea!
I will have to find some lovely frames to use
{and keep them away from my 3 boys, the glass makes this a not kid safe project for our house!}
and fabric.... I also love that you can easily change the fabric or paper background you use!
{seasonal? change your room decor? graph paper would look cool too!}