This week I'm sharing a project a long time in the making. Let's just say that some of y'all are great with spray paint. I, my friends, am not.
I've pinned several ideas for displaying The Sheriff's masterpieces in our breakfast room/creative space.
The inspiration I chose:
|Source: littlenannygoat.blogspot.com via Jennifer on Pinterest|
I love the simplicity of these frames and their versatility. I could easily hang pictures instead of insert-letter-of-the-week projects.
Creating these little guys proved a bit more difficult. The process itself is not, but I could not settle on a paint color and a few cans of spray paint later, I'm finally finished. I am sure these won't last forever, but I like them in the now and am thankful for a place to hang out artwork instead of simply taping it to the wall haphazardly.
That color looks nothing like the can. Ok, maybe a little but it's a lot of orange and on our yellow walls, three frames that color would look like Halloween threw up all over it.
Here's what you'll need:
*Frames to paint (I used three cheap ones from Walmart. When checking out the cashier asked, "You gonna put pictures of yourself in these?" I kindly explained that I was not displaying 3 large pictures of myself in 11 x14 frames (I think they are that big) but instead would be crafting. She really didn't care so I shut up quickly. Then she opened my shampoo, smelled it, and commented on it. Not ok.)
*1/2-1 yard of burlap (depends on how large your frames are). I can see these are big wall displays or as smaller picture display frames as well.
*Tiny clothespins (or magnetic clips as seen on the original)
*Spray paint (which I've resorted to buying at Walmart. Hobby Lobby's spray paint security routine is overkill. Seriously, what teenager with a mischievous agenda is going to look to Hobby Lobby for his spray painting needs?)
*Hot glue gun (and I'm only putting parentheses here because all of the other materials listed have them and it would feel out of place not to!)
1. Spray paint your frames, maybe with 3 different colors. Do what it takes. I didn't take pictures of this step but was instead too busy trying to keep my grits! Apparently TX heat also causes spray paint to web upon contact.
2. Cut the burlap to wrap around the backing of your frame. Fold around and hot glue down.
3. Hot glue the covered backing to the back of the picture frame. With the burlap the cardboard would not fit back into the slots so I just hot glued the mess out of it around the sides. (You can see the various spray paint colors of the back of my frame.)
4. Glue your clip to the center of the frames. Again, no pic.
5. Bug someone to help you hang your creation. I hadn't considered the L-shape that we ended up with, but rolled with J's idea. I actually wish I had one more frame for this arrangement.
Like I mentioned, the worst part of this project was choosing a paint color, and I blame that on our bright walls. I'd consider making these again to use as photo holders in a bedroom with neutral walls, and I could play a bit more with the frame color which was my original intention.
Thanks for a great link-up AP!