Embellished Frame By Pitter and Glink

Hey, y’all!  I’m Bethany.  

I am a high school English teacher, and I’m married to a  middle school English teacher.  (Yep, we have interesting conversations at the end of each day school day!)  We have one furry baby named Lily.  My outlet is my crafting, and I share all my crafting adventures at my blog Pitter and Glink.  I’m so excited to have the opportunity to guest post at The Project Queen today!  I want to share with you how I created a striped embellished frame to go in my newly redecorated craft room.

I am a craft supply hoarder.  I buy frames (and every other imaginable craft supply) even when I don’t need them.  I tell myself that this is because I live forty five minutes from a craft store, but I don’t know if that is necessarily true.  It may just be an addiction…  Anyway, when I got ready to decorate a wall in my craft room, I first looked at the supplies I already had, and I found an unfinished wood frame I had bought from Walmart a long time ago.

I first painted the frame a pretty turquoise color.  My craft room is gray, and my two accent colors are turquoise and pink, so I knew the paint color would help make this plain frame the perfect new accessory for my wall.  After I painted the frame, I used painter’s tape to tape off stripes.  You can measure to create perfect stripes, but I just eyeballed it.

I used a stencil brush to apply the paint between the tape lines.  My brush was not heavily loaded with paint because I didn’t want the paint to seep under the tape.  Once the stripes were dry, I sanded the frame really well to distress it.  Then I decided I needed another color stripe on the frame.  I followed the same steps above to create white stripes on the frame.  

After everything was dry, I sprayed the frame with a clear coat to protect it.  Then it was time for the fun!  I always say that I think more is more, so I used various felt and fabric flowers, buttons, rhinestones, and even vintage earrings to create an embellishment on the corner of the frame.

The frame didn’t come with glass or a back, so I purchased a 5×7 frame from the dollar store and used the glass and back from it in the frame.  I simply used tape to keep everything in the frame, but you could definitely use something a bit more permanent.  I put a picture of my mom, sister, and me in the frame, and then my masterpiece was complete!

I really like the color combination.

And I love how the distressed paint balances out the girly-ness of the frame.  At least I think it does…

But, of course, my favorite part of the frame is the girly embellishment in the corner.

It’s the perfect frame for a special photo.  
I’m really thankful that Mandy let me hang out with y’all today.  If you liked this project, I hope you’ll head over to my blog to check out my other projects.
Happy crafting!