Picture Frames DIY

When Dominic and I first moved into our house we didn’t have much since we had both moved from a long ways away. I wasn’t able to move the things I did own, til just recently because we had to import them from Canada. So in the meantime I really wanted to get some pictures on the walls, without breaking the bank, and here’s what I came up with.

Below see the frames I picked up at second hand stores for about $.99 each.

After taking the glass and backing out, I laid them flat, and using high gloss black spray paint from Home Depot, painted them in the back yard.

The end result was exactly what I had been imagining. I still haven’t put pictures in all of them yet. Also I would like to paint or have painted a large tree behind them on the wall as a sort of back drop. It would be from the floor to about shoulder height and just be painted in black hanging the pictures over it so it would look like the frames were hanging on it. But for now I’m really pleased with how these turned out. Also about a week after these were finished I found this Mirror at a second hand shop. The frame was bright red, but after an easy paint job, it looked brand new.

Baby Jones

Well I haven’t posted for a while but here we go again. My Husband and I are pleased to announce that we are expecting an addition to our little family in February. When we found out I wanted to make something special for my mother-in-law to announce our happy news. This is her first grandchild and I knew she would be delighted. The following is pictures of the project. Enjoy 🙂

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I used a super fine crochet cotton and the same pattern for the booties I posted before, but modified it a little to have the laces instead of the button. Then since we don’t know whether it will be a boy or girl, I added the blue and  pink beads to embellish the plain white.

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They came out perfectly and so tiny.