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!

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  1. Thanks for having me, Mandy! I appreciate the opportunity to share a project with your readers. 🙂
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  2. Great job Bethany! I love what you did with the frame.

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  3. Great job with the frame, and nice to meet you over here at Mandy’s place <3
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  4. This is great and must look terrific in that craft room! I am glad to hear I am not the only craft supply hoarder, it is nice to have company in my illness – LOL! You said you painted the turquoise first and then went back and did the stripes, did you have troyke covering over the darker color with the lighter ones when you went to do the stripes? Thanks for stopping by and guest posting here, I enjoyed your tutorial and the finished product.


  5. Thanks so much, Ladies! 🙂
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