I am an idea person.
I can imagine grand ideas, especially when it comes to DIY crafts, but rarely do I ever finish a task. So you can imagine my excitement when I recently completed a craft from start to finish.
I found these oval picture frames at Goodwill for like, $1 a piece. You couldn't take the picture out of them but I had an idea of painting them with chalkboard paint and then writing initials or quotes on them. It took two coats of chalkboard paint.
Ta-da!! I really like how they turned out. Spoiler alert: I'm giving away my daughter's initials. We will all know soon enough!
Then I picked up a bunch of different wooden picture frames from various thrift stores and bought some light blue and cream acrylic paint. Using a small sponge brush, I lightly swept over the frames with the blue paint and then did the same with the cream.
Not bad, eh? They have an old vintage look. I also did the same thing on a silver frame that had more detailing (see above). I really like how that one turned out too.
I've been working away on my embroidery skillz and bought a piece of fabric to stitch a quote on. I also got this gold frame at a thrift store. This is a line from a song that my Mamaw would always sing to me.
All in all, I probably spent $20 for 7 frames, paint, fabric & brushes. I already had a little can of chalkboard paint.
Now I just need to hang them up! As soon as I figure out some pictures to put in the frames I think the nursery will be all set.
I can craft! I really can!