For as long as I can remember, I've had an "inspiration board" - clipped tidbits, images, notes, quotes ... a myriad of things that get my juices flowing. It's usually over my desk where I can glance at it while I'm doin' my thing du jour, whatever that might be. Or to use as a mental escape when I'm doing something mundane like writing bills or filing. ( oh, take me away! ) I've seen a lot of old window frames being re-commissioned to new tasks and thought this would be a worthy endeavor.
On a recent sojourn to the local Goodwill, I happened upon an old frame that I really liked, and, as the price was right, I snatched it up and put in my "what can I make with this at some point" corner. On Sunday while doing forty other things (you know, the weekend list of TTD), I pulled it out and started to play. (easily distracted, yes I am!)
It's a nice frame - has several "layers", one of them a linen-like fabric that I like, and some ridges and textures that make it attractive. Finished in a traditional brown stain, which I roughed up with my trusty sander. I then went to my supply of spray paint to see what called to me, and decided on this - one of my newest favorite colors. Valspar calls it "New Avocado".
|soft and alluring - yes? not 1950's avocado, for sure|
I taped over the linen portion of the frame and sprayed away.
Back to same corner as above (!) I found a roll of partially used chicken wire (love my stash!) ... and grabbed the staple gun. Almost done!
I think I've mentioned that I always like to work on a few things at once - so I went up to the kitchen and tinted some clothespins to coordinate, as closely as I could, with the frame color. Wah - La!
Now I'm getting to the smitten part cause it's almost "there", and I haven't run into any major snags ..... and, I like it! (I'm definitely my own worst critic!)
This is the first time I've worked with chicken wire in a bit, and I recommend gloves. (which I didn't use, but you should!) I guess I wasn't born to have ladylike hands cause they're always muddy from the garden or nicked and scratched from projects.....