Friday, April 23, 2010

Give me an S!

So I found this frame at our church's rummage sale for $1.00.  I wish you could see the detail in it.  It is so pretty, I think it is very old. I didn't have any idea what I was going to do with it but I knew I had to have it.

I don't think you can tell from the first picture but the glass is like a dome or a bubble, very cool!

Don't pay attention to the dirt, just trying to get a picture so that you can see the bubble.

I finally decided what I was going to do, frame some fabric, but didn't know what else I could do besides that. I found this remnant, perfect for my house decor. I went to Hob Lob, the world's greatest store!!!!  I looked around for something to add to the inside, saw lots of possibilities and thought of some things I could use at home and so I didn't buy anything. I decided to come home and play with it.

But first I had to clean the glass.  Is this what they mean by no pain no gain? This was one of the most time consuming parts of the project.  I couldn't get it to stop bleeding!

I painted the frame with spray paint, Oil Rubbed Bronze, love that stuff, but I added a little bit of Dazzling Metalics, Rich Espresso by DecoArt to give some definition to the frame. I just lightly rubbed it on with an old t-shirt.

I wasn't happy with anything I had at home, but I got an idea and ran back to the store to get exactly what I needed to put in the center.

I am so happy how this turned out, I just LOVe it!  I am going to hang it in my entry hallway.  I love how even tho it's an old piece it looks fresh and new and I think the "S" I picked out is a little more modern.  I painted it with Oil Rubbed Bronze also. The colors aren't quite showing up here, there is a bit of a camel color, a little more yellow than is showing in the picture.  Anyway here is a sneak peak at my next project, I hope to get it done this weekend. This blogging stuff is good for my "to do" list. 


Laurie-Jean said...

What a super find in the frame with the convex glass!!! The transformation is oh so sweet.

gail@My Repurposed Life said...

thanks for stopping by my blog and suggesting I come look at your frame. OUCH!
Mine don't have glass. I don't really need them in my decor, so I was thinking of something that would appeal to someone else when I try sell them or perhaps give them as a gift.
thanks for the inspiration!

Thrifty Decor Chick said...

Wow that looks GREAT! Love the idea of the initial. :)

Amanda @ Healthy House on the Block said...

Love your framed monogram -- absolutely adorable! Looks like your "owie" was worth it! :)

Infarrantly Creative said...

That is awesome, way to thing outside the box!

Carol, The Answer Is Chocolate said...

I saw this at the CSI challenge and it's beautiful. I love the convex glass!

The Decorating Diaries said...

I think that must be really old. I love the finish. I'll be giving that one a try.


Pam said...

The initial was a nice surprise. And what a lucky find for $1. The frame is beautiful AND with convex glass; you hit the jackpot with that one. Following you now. Good Luck with the CSI Challenge. Pam @ Sallygoodin

Amy @ Design-Aholic said...

Wow! I love the fabric, and how it's so similar in idea- great minds think alike! :)

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