Saturday, February 6, 2010

While I've Been Away - Paint Project #2

I hope everyone is having a great weekend! I sure am. :o) I wanted to take a few minutes and post another project I worked on towards the end of 2009!

I have some great prints that I collected throughout 2009 that really made me smile and I wanted to finally put them up in my home! However, my search for fun and colorful frames to display the prints in turned up empty. So, you know what they say... If you want something done right, do it yourself! (They give great advice! LOL)

As some of you may know, I spend more than my fair share of dollars and hours in A.C. Moore, JoAnn Fabrics and Michaels craft stores. So, when the the big Black Friday sale hit I knew exactly where I wanted to go to buy my frames... A.C. Moore! I got all four of them for 50% the regular price! Woohoo! :o)

I was unable to find spray paint in all of the colors I wanted, so I used paint samples from Home Depot for the yellow and teal frames. The drying time was longer but it was so worth it! I love the bright colors!

Here is a photo of the original frame before I began painting.

The spray paint took to the metal very well! I love the reflective qualities! Pink spray paint mania! :o)

I decided to use the mirror as an insert for one of the frames. Some of the art may look familiar to you if you are a regular Etsy shopper like I am! The first on the right is by Shelli Dorfe of Studio Mela. I'd had my eye on this print for awhile but wasn't sure where I would display it in my home! Once I figured out where I wanted it to go, I was quickly on Etsy making the purchase!

You may have seen the print directly beneath it online as well! It is well loved by many bloggers and has gotten a lot press. I Love You Blogs and Tea is by Jennifer Ramos of Made By Girl.

The other print is from the Must-Have Boutique rebranding! As I mentioned in another post, this is a custom drawing by Alexa Roy of WhatHeLoves.

I decided to create my own work of art on the mirror!
This is a temporary place holder until I pick up more window paint!

Tada! Here is the finished project!

Custom Print by Alexa Roy of WhatHeLoves

So Very Happy (Limited Edition) by Shelli Dorfe of Studio Mela

I Love You, Blogs and Tea by Jennifer Ramos of Made By Girl

You can see my finished Paint Project #1 table in the background! :o)


  1. I LOVE this project. That teal color is gorgeous, and matches that beautiful side table. Perfect!!!


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