Sunday, July 5, 2009

Finally finished some projects.....LOTS of pics...







I am participating in Metamorphosis Monday over at Between Naps on the Porch, Click the logo above or go here to see many beautiful transformations!!


Textured wallpaper for photo matting, Moss covered letters, Fabric hoops, and old picture frame redos, keep reading to see the results of each of these!


First up is my favorite! My mom made this for me about 6 years ago while my son stayed with her. She took a frame or made one not completely sure, some textured wallpaper or border, some pictures she took of my little guy and printed out, and some paint and this is what she came up with...




I love this, but have had it for awhile now and decided to update it up a bit...Not sure why I chose these colors but I love the way the bright green and black look together. These are so easy to make, you have to try one! Find you any kind of old frame and some photos, this was white wallpaper to begin with and she cutout spots for the pictures, then painted over the wallpaper with the green color above, let it dry then put some white on a brush and sponged most of it off and went over the green just getting the raised part of the wallpaper so it looked antiqued, she taped the pictures to some cardboard and put it all back together and voila, love it! So easy and so cute!



The green really isn't that bright in person.




I found 2 of these frames at GoodWill yesterday for 1.00 each, this picture is terrible but there nice solid handmade frames and I knew I could make them pretty....So here is the before...





And after....It's amazing what some paint and scrapbook paper can do! I am not done with it as I am on the hunt for something to put in it, I want something rusty, lol. Some old keys, a rusty old letter, something...Just not sure what yet, it will hit me when I see it....Don't you just LOVE this paper? I found it at Michaels this weekend and love love love it, I love the old looking writing on it....You should be able to click the pictures for a better look, these pictures don't do this paper justice...




I was going to put this little dream sign in there but it was just to blah inside the frame, so I decided against it....I do love this though, remember these that I got at Michaels on clearance for .29 each and bought a TON of them...





They were blue and I painted it white and sanded it up for the antiqued look....





Paper Mache letter before....I forgot to take a before photo so I found the same one online at Crafts Etc. Love them by the way.




I finally bought some moss as I wanted to make some decorative moss covered spheres like Kara did here over at Creations by Kara. You must go check her blog out, she is wonderful and has so many neat ideas, I love reading her posts! Anyways, I have not gotten to those yet instead I covered a paper mache letter I also bought at Michaels which by the way they have them on clearance as well as the MDF ones for 1.49 and .99 and these are about 9 inches so that is a great deal. I have seen these in magazines and have been wanting to try one, they do these alot for weddings. I love them, however mine not sure about yet. I did not have any wider ribbon so used the thin stuff for now until I get some wider.



Geesh, I can't take a good picture for the life of me....One of these days....




Fabric Hoops before.....



Now these fabric hoop art things, I love...Obviously not all these colors together but I went a little crazy and made several different ones, I used fabric in one and scrapbook paper in the others...I found a bag of these hoops at Salvation Army for .75 and there was about 6 in the bag, score! I found this wonderful idea over at one of my new FAVE blogs, V and Co, I LOVE her, she makes the cutest stuff! Seriously you most go read through all of her old posts as she is Awesome. You will spend hours over at her blog. Wait, don't leave yet, I am not done with ya....



This one I made from a red toile valance that I wasn't using anymore...I painted the frames on mine...They look great either way. Won't these be cute on the walls? So inexpensive and such cute art! Leave them as is, or add some embellishments, old keys as you see all over blogland, a monogram, whatever...Super Cute!




The other 3 I actually made from scrapbook paper, it works almost as well, I recommend the thinner kind. It is a little more difficult to get in there but it's still seriously easy....






Did you see my rusty tub redo before here?





And here is the after....Different but I like it! Still tweakin it a bit to get it just right! You can go here and read more about it.






In my last post I named off several projects I am working on, still am just got a bit sidetracked with these little goodies. Will post soon! I have a window chalkboard done, a table redo done, and will have a couple other things done today and will have them posted by tomorrow, so come back! I'm lovin all your comments and tryin to respond to each one, your all wonderful!




Have a Wonderful Sunday!!!



27 comments:

Dawn said...

Wow! You've been busy girl! I love what you've done, and I'm so inspired now!

Sarah said...

You *have* been busy!!

I like your moss letter. Perhaps I'll try my hand at one of those and I also like the fabric hoops! I'm not sure where I'd put those, but they look like fun. :)

I can't wait to see what you do with the other projects you have in the works. Keep us updated, I love to copy....er...get inspired by you.

Marie said...

Hello Nicole - love all your transformations! Especially the frame with your little guy in it. That green really makes the photos stand out nicely. Great job!

Blessings,
Marie
http://emmacallsmemama.com

Empty Nest Full Life said...

Great projects! I love the frame with the wallpaper. The old tub looks great too! Checked out some of your other projects and looks like I need you to come help me. I will be visiting again, and thanks for stopping by. Jackie

The DIY Show Off said...

Wow! I love your projects. That tub redo is amazing! The frames/mats are so cute and the mossy letter is so creative! Thanks for sharing!

V and Co. said...

these are all great projects!! ;) -v

BrownBag*Boutique said...

Wow! You have been busy and your projects look amazing. I absolutely love the moss letter. I will have to head to the store tomorrow to try my hand at one of those. You have a great blog and I've enjoyed looking through some of your past posts. Thanks for stopping by my blog. ~Anna

Shelia said...

Hi Nicole! Oh, you are truly the most creative one! I love that picture frame with your little darling in there! The other frame looks amazing! And you old tin's transformation is the best!
Thanks for popping in to see my guest bedroom!
be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Melissa Miller said...

Hi Nicole, Everything is gorgeous!

I really admire how you transformed the white painted metal holder. ~Lovely job!

~Happy MM! ~Melissa :)

Patricia said...

you are amazing!
I adore the hoops
what a fabulous idea
oh and the frame is so cute as is the moss A and the bucket... ah heck I love eveything and have now become a follower... you are my kind of decorator!

susan said...

Your brain is in creative overtime! The tub looks fabulous and I bet you have endless ideas for filling it. The middle picture of your son is my favorite! :0)

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Lots of great redos!
Glenda

Michelle@Sweet Something said...

Wow! That's a lot of projects...I can barely get one done!!
You've done a great job!

Liz said...

Hey! You have some great projects going on here! I don't know which I like the best! :)

~Liz

Linda said...

I love all your projects, but that moss covered letter particulary caught my eye. I think I'm going to try that! Well done! Linda

Kammy said...

Hi Nicole !
You are doing great - You are inspiring -
Keep it coming girl !
Hugs ~ Kammy

Joan@anythinggoeshere said...

Very nice projects. I see that you are taking the stuff of the world on and making it beautiful. Wouldn't it be wonderful if everyone took on things to make them sweeter and prettier? Really great job!!!!!!

mary'smom said...

I love those hoop! The fabric and paper choices are very pretty! Cute baby pictures on the frame redo.

down and out chic said...

the fabric hoop/paper pieces are wonderful. i especially like that you painted the frames, i think it adds that extra special something.

Brenda said...

Love them all, but that last one is extra special!
Brenda

Sharing with Sherri said...

I love your idea for putting the fabric in a embroidery hoop! I can picture them in a wall grouping or embellished and sitting on a plate stand too!

The tub redo is awesome and I love all the items you chose to fill it with!
Great job!

Thanks for sharing, and thanks for stopping by to visit me too!
Sherri:)

Claudia@DipityRoad said...

WowZA-- you have been very busy with fun stuff and getting us all in blog land inspired.

I love the mossy A

TTFN~~Claudia ♥

Teresa @ Grammy Girlfriend said...

What a great post...I love them all.

Just blog hopping and enjoyed reading yours....I love making new blog friends and love looking at all the different blog designs.

Beck said...

Love your tub re-do! I am in the process of moving, but am getting a lot of inspiration from ya'll!

Cass @ That Old House said...

Wow -- busy! Really nice ideas, thanks for sharing!
Cass

Terry said...

I love what you did with the hoops, but where did you find all the great scrapebook papers? I never have much luck in that department. You're very creative and I can't wait to see what you do next!

Manuela@Pleasures of Homemaking said...

Great projects! There's so much inspiration in blogland! I love the hoops - I've seen them in several places and have always thought they were a cute idea!

Manuela