Friday, October 9, 2009

Refurbished Picture Frame

This frame was a previous gift from a family member.....sorry! I think it was given to me when I still lived at my parents' house during college. It didn't match my current decor so it had been stored away. I got the idea to paint it and add a flower like I saw on the blog, My Mama Made It. So I did it. I just painted several coats of off-white craft paint on the frame. Then, I took a scrap of brown linen to cut my petals. I simply cut a strip of fabric that was about 30"x7" and folded it in half. Then, I cut petals with the fabric still folded. Don't bother with a pattern. As you cut the petals, decrease their size a little. I ended up with 15 petals. Start layering the petals, spiraling as you go. Start with the largest petals on bottom and end with the smallest. Next, thread a needle and sew an x in the center to hold the petals in place. Fold the group of petals in half and run your needle through. Fold it in half the other way, and run your needle through again. I did this a few times. Finally, secure the thread with a knot on the back. I used a hot glue gun to attach the flower to the frame. VOILA!

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13 Comments:

Shanty 2 Chic said...

Fun update!! Totally changes that frame:) Way to go!!
~Whitney

Sarah said...

wow, i would have never thought to do that to a frame, but it turned out superb! totally adorable. :)

KellyH said...

How cute! Good Idea!

{ L } said...

This looks awesome! great work!

jenjen said...

Beautiful! And so simple but elegant. I love it. Great job!

XOOX
Jen

Jane said...

Very chic. I think we all have things from the college days that no longer go with our current style. What a great reminder to fix them up and continue to enjoy them!

this blessed nest said...

oh, i love the outcome of this. it really looks good & such a quick project to do!

momof3girls said...

I have just found your blog And I am so excited to try some of your projects!!! Love your blog!!

Cazra said...

Thanks for visiting, everyone! Don't you just love to share ideas? I am pretty new to blogging, but I am sooooooo completely addicted. I hope you visit often....even become a "follower."

pk said...

It looks so chic now! I like that it's simple and unique. Great job!

pk @ Room Remix

Amanda@Imperfectly Beautiful said...

Love, love, love it...especially that adorable flower!

~Amanda

Diann @ The Thrifty Groove said...

Cute redo!

Stephanie @ and noah makes five said...

Who knew? Wow something so simple yet so fresh and fun. Looks great!

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