Monday, August 3, 2009

Rehab Frame

This is a gift I made for my mom for her birthday. While all the grandchildren were in town we had a photographer take pictures of the whole group. All the kids were very well behaved except my son who screamed and cried through most of the shoot, and now we have it professionally persevered to remember forever! : ) I made this 3-d frame of the photos from that day!

I found 3 frames I already had at my house that we were no longer using! I sanded them down.
I spray painted them with a cream base and waited 1-2 hours for it to dry.
I spray painted a cinnamon red crackle paint over the cream for a distressed look.

My Dear Husband made this AWESOME mat from scrapbook paper for the big frame and we placed the photos in the frames (one 8X10 and two 4X6's). I hot glued the smaller ones to the big frame on the corners to give the 3-d effect. My mom LOVED it!

I just love using things I already have in the house!


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Unknown said...

wow, that's really great! fawnda, I'm really impressed at how many beautiful things you manage to make in a week. I'm lucky if I can get something done in a month. anyway, that's a great idea - my mom's bday is coming up in a couple months. :)

Beth@The Stories of A to Z said...

I love this! I've never worked with crackle paint before. Do you have any control over where it "crackles"? I also love the fact that you have your son's tantrum preserved for all time. He'll just love being reminded of it when he's a teenager :).

Fawnda@Fireflies and Jellybeans said...

you do not get to control the crackles but you can control how much by putting on a lighter/heavier layer.

And yes, we will be teasing our son about this for the rest of his life! : )

Jenette said...

What a great idea!

Andy Porter said...

You are such a clever girl! I love it!!

Linds said...

I LOVE THIS. Oddly enough, my favorite photo is of the frame on the LIME GREEN cloth! MAN THOSE COLORS WOULD GO GREAT TOGETHER! You may have inspired me!

Kasey at Thrifty Little Blog said...

I love all of your cute/ creative projects. Keep up the great work!

Decor To Adore said...

Happy squeals~well done!

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