Thursday, August 26, 2010

This is why it's dangerous for me to clean

I know I'm not alone, I can't be the only one out there.  I had the audacity to dust the door frames and pictures in my upstairs hallway.  I came across this trio of little framed mirrors on the wall. Ugh. Truth be told, I wasn't crazy in love with them when I put them up five years ago.  They are too dark, and...not me.
This is one of them...

I forced myself to finish dusting, and then I went to tackle this mirror.  First, I removed the raffia from the holes.  Then I painted it with vanilla acrylic paint.  The stain on the wood was dark, so it took three coats. I took my sandpaper and distressed the edges, so the dark would show through. I also took my little hammer and smacked it a couple of times to rough it up.  I put  the One-Step crackle finish on it afterwards.

I thought I would keep with the original idea of the frame, and string some black paper string through the holes.  Ugh. Epic. Fail.  I took the string out, and went through my stash...

Eyelets! Scrap booking supplies are not just for pages my friends! I found enough eyelets to make a pattern I was pretty happy with, and used my craft tweezers and clear Tacky glue to put the eyelets in. 

Get ready to see a cluttered floor in this next shot...

So here it is! Better than it was, I think...(the frame I mean).

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  1. would have never thought of eyelets! Great transformation!

  2. What a fabulous idea! Eyelets!? I never would have thought of that either. LOL It looks great!

  3. I like your frame so much better now, Christine! What a great idea to add the eyelets! And I like the new color, too :)

  4. Great transformation. I never would have thought of the eyelets!

  5. Very creative and fun. Thank you for following me...I am now following you too!!!

  6. Great Blog! Stopping by from Following Friday. I hope you’ll stop by soon. Have a great weekend!

  7. Thanks for stopping by my blog! I've never had poached eggs before so I'm gonna have to try that :) I love crafts so when I saw your blog I was really excited! I'm your newest follower now!

  8. Love your blog :) I'm your newest follower from Follow Friday!

    Have a great day,
    Shopper Gal

  9. Heyyy! I'm here from Following Friday! The mirror looks cute!

  10. You're really creative, Chris! Love it!

  11. This is why I love your blog - I would have found those mirrors and donated them to charity immediately. You made them stylish. Well done!

  12. Very creative and fun. Thank you for following me...I am now following you too!!!


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