Saturday, June 28, 2008

Impulse buying

Well, this is one of them. But in a very good way! I was on my way to the grocery store when I had this sudden urge to go to the thrift store next door. I love thrift stores, but with three kids in tow, it is kind of a suicide mission if you know what I mean! Regardless, I needed to get into that store!!! As I walked in I went straight to the frames and found this little mexican beauty. This 20x24 frame was sitting there battered and bruised just asking to come home with me. $15 bucks later (it was $30 and my appalled expression won me 50% off!), I had a new project in my hands.
Well my obsession didn't stop there, throughout the grocery store, I kept thinking of this little beauty and well I knew even before I bought it what I was going to do with it. It was ingrained in my brain just what this was supposed to be.
After the grocery store, I went home, put away the perishables and with the kids playing next to me, we sat in my front yard and repurposed this beat up beauty.
After a whole lot of sanding, a little paint and glimmer mist. I came up with this:

So whatcha think?
I LOVE it! I just wish my camera would have caught the glimpses of shimmer that it gives off. Our living room is kind of a Morroccan work in progress, so this fits perfectly. We love wood worked pieces and colored lanterns and with the rest of the textures in the room, this fits in wonderfully!
Products used:
Paint- Making memories: waterslide, ocean blue, dusk and evergreen
Glimmer Mist- Tattered Angels: Patina, turqouise blue, copper, gold and iredescent gold (I LOVE these colors, but especially iridescent gold!)
so it doesn't take much to give something old a face lift. BTW, did I mention that Prima is sponsoring a go green contest? Check it out here!
Tonight is the opening night of our new church facility. I am going to try and take pics, being that this has consumed our lives since even before we were married. Together as a congregation we have sacrficed, just for tonight. I cried every time I saw the computer generated pics of what the facility would look like, and now it is reality. Now that's cool.
have a great Saturday!


  1. Wow. Love the frame, and especially the love you gave it. Looks really great!!

  2. It's lovely Liz! gr8 way to give something old new life!