When we were getting our house ready to go on the market last year, I took down a whole long hallway of family pictures and kids’ school awards and certificates. To fill this long and now empty hallway, I listened to some advice and picked up a couple of scene-type prints from Home Goods in black and white.
Boats. We don’t have a boat, we don’t go on boats, I don’t even like boats, but this is what I bought. Hated them. After accidentally breaking the glass in one, they were relegated to the garage.
Fast forward to my coming upon a blog called Welcome To The Life of LouLou, where I read this post. Look at what is hanging over her bed. I. Loved. This. Idea.
I took the picture I didn’t break and, since the frame was already black, I didn’t have to paint it; removed the picture and grabbed some more of that lineny fabric I had gotten from Joann’s remnant bin and covered the picture insert with it.
Just hot glued it on.
I contacted A Hint of Chic Boutique, who worked with me on a monogram for the 16 inch by 16 inch glass in this frame. I originally wanted to get the one big initial for our last name in the middle, and my husband and my first initials, smaller and on each side, in a beautiful scrolly script. The surface was too small to do that without distorting the letters, so I just went with the “P”. Here’s the frame all ready for its monogram.
I love it! Except for one thing. I screwed it up! Did you ever do that and just want to cry? The bottom of the circle is out of circular alignment and you can see one of the scrolls on the left side of the “P” is messed up. Since I put this on the outside of the glass, I may just get paint suitable for glass and paint it on the inside of the glass, using the monogram as my guideline.
I still love that I didn’t have to keep a picture I hated in the garage for all eternity. Reworking what you’ve got ~ I’ll always love that!