Monday, August 20, 2012

Tweaking a Fabulous Frame

Have you ever purchased something just because you liked it, but really didn't have a place for it?  Yep, me too!  I saw this frame awhile back and liked it for several reasons.  One... it was one sale and two... I had an additional 25% off coupon!  In the cart it went!  Of course, I could have placed a favorite family picture in it, but I was in the mood to do some tweaking.  I also had an art stand which I had purchased during one of my antique expeditions.  The stand usually holds a family portrait printed on canvas, but I am always moving things around, so the stand stood empty.  Art stand...frame....what could I do?

After a giving it a little thought, an idea emerged!  I cut a piece of painters cloth and got out my alphabet stencils, paint, and a stencil brush.  In literally no time, I had stenciled the words, "Faith, Family, Food!"  After allowing for drying time, I popped it into the frame and placed it in our dining room.  I can't wait to make a few additional sayings for the upcoming seasons.  How about "The Harvest Diner" with a happy pumpkin in the corner?  Or for Christmas, the "Candy Cane Cafe"!   You could also use burlap for a different look.  The options are endless!

Happy Crafting and Blessings from Still Woods!

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10 comments:

  1. Thanks for joining me! Looks like I have been here before:) Glad to have you join my newbie party.

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    1. Yes, you have been here before and you recommended the Newbie Party which I am so glad that I did. Thanks for hosting one each week. I am already planning my next project to share at the party!

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  2. Oh, I love it!! Love your blog, too. Your newest follower from the newbie party. :)

    Kathy @ http://lifeonlakeshoredrive.blogspot.com

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  3. Thanks Kathy! Glad to have you as a follower and I love your newest project! What a beautiful blog you have and such creativity! I am also your newest follower from the newbie party!

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  4. Hi I'm Carolyn. I am so happy you are following me, and I'm following you right back! I love the picture frame, it's perfect! Looking forward to seeing more of Stillwoods Farmhouse!

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    1. Hi Carolyn, Thanks for stopping by Still Woods and following! Glad you liked the picture frame. I had fun doing the quick project!

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  5. Thanks for checking out my blog. I love your frame and how you can change it up for different times of the year. Looking forward to seeing what else you come up with and following your world. Have a great day.

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    1. Thank you Wendy! I am glad I participated in my first Newbie Party and was able to check out and follow some great blogs like yours! Have a terrific week!

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  6. What a great idea! I love that you will be able to use it throughout the year just by changing the message. Too cute!

    Please come back to work tomorrow! It is too quiet in our office when you are not there :-)

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    1. Glad you like it! I want to try stenciling on the burlap next!

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