I want to share with you how I created a striped embellished frame to go in my newly redecorated craft room. (This was originally a guest post featured on The Project Queen.)
I am a craft supply hoarder. I buy frames (and every other imaginable craft supply) even when I don't need them. I tell myself that this is because I live forty five minutes from a craft store, but I don't know if that is necessarily true. It may just be an addiction... Anyway, when I got ready to decorate a wall in my craft room, I first looked at the supplies I already had, and I found an unfinished wood frame I had bought from Walmart a long time ago.
I first painted the frame a pretty turquoise color. If you remember, my craft room is gray, and my two accent colors are turquoise and pink, so I knew the paint color would help make this plain frame the perfect new accessory for my wall. After I painted the frame, I used painter's tape to tape off stripes. You can measure to create perfect stripes, but I just eyeballed it.
I used a stencil brush to apply the paint between the tape lines. My brush was not heavily loaded with paint because I didn't want the paint to seep under the tape. Once the stripes were dry, I sanded the frame really well to distress it. Then I decided I needed another color stripe on the frame. I followed the same steps above to create white stripes.
After everything was dry, I sprayed the frame with a clear coat to protect it. Then it was time for the fun! I always say that I think more is more, so I used various felt and fabric flowers, buttons, rhinestones, and even vintage earrings to create an embellishment on the corner of the frame.
The frame didn't come with glass or a back, so I purchased a 5x7 frame from the dollar store and used the glass and back from it in the frame. I simply used tape to keep everything in the frame, but you could definitely use something a bit more permanent. I put a picture of my mom, sister, and me in the frame, and then my masterpiece was complete!
I really like the color combination.
And I love how the distressed paint balances out the girly-ness of the frame. At least I think it does...
But, of course, my favorite part of the frame is the girly embellishment in the corner.
It's the perfect frame for a special photo, and it goes really well with my new-to-me lamp! A quick update on the craft room: I should be able to post the BIG REVEAL this weekend! I'm so excited!!! :)