Friday, June 15, 2012

Painting Vacation

Last week my daughter Ashley and I celebrated end of school year with a trip to California.  My mother lives there so it's a great time to visit with her.  On the first day we went to the beach {ofcourse}.  

That evening we realized how sunburnt we both were.  My shins were a bright shiny red and her shoulders were untouchable.  Needless to say, Day 2 was spent relaxing, wearing loose clothes and not touching each other. 
We decided to paint some frames that I found at some garage sales that were left in my car.  My mother has been painting furniture lately for her antique shop and wanted to show me a few tricks up her sleeve.

Vintage frames and Collage Frames are on my list of things to add to my shop for craft shows.

We also got Papa involved {he had the cool tools and the multiple staple guns}

So next time you have an old frame sitting around- just pick your paint, add some chicken wire and repurpose it. 
 Yes, it's that easy. 
If you don't want to go to the trouble you can always just purchase one of mine at a craft show.  hint hint...

Have you done a project like this?  What do you repurpose around the house?


Kathy said...

Those are all so pretty! Hint hint, will you have them at the Mt. Charleston Show?
I love redoing items to give them a new look. Recently, I just refinished with hubby, my pub style table for my kitchen. Almost done because still not to my liking. We also re-padded the chairs. It can be so rewarding when completed!


Life In The Thrifty Lane said...

Those frames are super cute, love all the colors that you used!

Tutuland said...

Thanks Ladies! Yes, I will have them at Mt. Charleston.

Art Box Designs said...

Love the blog... I've just started mine this week.

Pinned the frame painting! you all looked like you had so much fun!!

What a fabulous family!