Is it really Thursday?? this week has been a weird one for me… part of me feels like “it’s Thursday?? Where did all the other days go??” and the other part of me is saying “it’s only Thursday?? Weekend, please come quick!” It feels like a lot is going on, and yet nothing much at all. Does that make any sense?? Probably not! Just ramblings I guess!! I think most of it is that we have celebrated Jordan’s birthday twice already, and tomorrow night will be the third time… I made the long-awaited switch over to my new url…and I’ve suddenly received a couple of custom orders for frames and signs… and I’m working on a couple of very beautiful pieces that I can’t wait to finish! That’s a lot for a mom of 3! LOL! For me anyways! This is also my first time posting at this new site, and it’s very different…a bit intimidating, and time-consuming. Hopefully I’ll get the hang of it soon!
I wanted to THANK each one of you for continuing to follow me and re-subscribing so quickly. It was very affirming to receive that response! …
I would love your continued support by referring my blog and facebook page to your friends. At the bottom of each post is also a couple of options to help you share my posts on facebook, twitter, and more…
Also, please remember the giveaway week is open till next Monday night, however, YOU MUST COMMENT and let me know you are following, in order to be entered in the giveaway. The original post for that is here.
Plus, visiting that post will give you a chance to see my new theme… let me know what you think! If you can’t find where to comment, you should be able to find “comments” under the post heading
I also wanted to let you know I won’t be posting quite as often as I was… it was getting to the point that I was posting 7 days a week, and I realize that I’m not nearly that interesting! So if I was beginning to scare you off by being in your inbox too often, I assure you, I’ll back off!! LOL! That’s the main reason I decided not to continue the sleepy sunday blog hop linky parties I was participating in.
So now onto today’s topic… A Refinished Frame…
When hubby and I married almost 12 years ago (!) my parents gave us this,
- “A House Blessing” frame before
You probably can’t read what it says, so here it is:
“A House Blessing
Bless this house as we come and go, Bless this house as the children grow, Bless his house as we enter in, Bless this house with love and friends.”
I love this little blessing on our home and family, but after my desk and hutch re-do in my kitchen, the brown of this frame was beginning to stand out…. so… out came my paint!!
Instead of taking the frame apart, I used newspaper and tape to protect the glass…
…and once again, I didn’t have the camera around, so I don’t have “during” pictures but all it took was:
- 2 coats of white paint (for this project I just used white craft paint from the dollar store)
- when the paint was dry I distressed with a sanding sponge
- to age it I used a stiff art brush, and Distress ink. … I’ve “complained” about the Distress Ink before in that I would love for it to be more 3D, to reach into the grooves better, when a lovely reader commented and suggested I use an old makeup brush! Ah, I love people who are brighter than me! My mom had given me a stiff art brush that worked perfect for this… rub it into the Distress Ink pad, and then onto the project.
- after this I left the frame as it, and love it!
I apologize for the poor pictures, sometimes I am in just waayy too much of a hurry! But what do you think?? Do you like the change??
Thanks for reading!
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