Wednesday, 18 January 2012

Love Frame....





Hi Everyone,


I'm starting a new Gallery Wall in the living room.... I have a few ideas for the wall and it may take a little while to have it completed so instead of waiting for the final reveal, I will show you what I'm creating as we go along.....

I bought this frame from the thrift shop last week. I had spotted it a week before and thought about it for a while. It was $6, a little steep, but I loved the pattern on the frame. 
Once I had bought it and was on my way home I realised that the frame was so musty, I couldn't bring it inside the house....
 

I quickly primed it to stop the horrible musty smell and painted it white..... 
Sean cut a piece of MDF to fit the back and I covered the wood with a piece of scrapbook paper... 
Thinking a white shell in the middle?


 I hated it!!!!!! It had to be changed... (don't you agree?)


 I dry brushed a brown colour along the raised pattern to add some dimension...


 I flipped the MDF over and glued 3 different pieces of scrapbook paper onto it - they kinda matched! 
I added a painted shell with thread and a "love" wood flourish (love the wood flourishes you get by KaiserCraft)... and lightly varnished it all.....



 I have to say I'm really happy the way my experiment worked out...


And it looks awesome up on the wall....

What do you think? 

Thanks for stopping by....



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24 comments:

  1. Pretty cool! I am going to follow you. I am interested in other people's gallery walls. :) Have a super day!

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    1. Aw thanks - will pop by for a visit soon - take care. Nat

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  2. It's absolutely beautiful Nats! You are right, the three pieces of scrapbook paper match together beautifully. I also love the fact you added more white too with adding the shell and "love" wood flourish.


    xxxAudra

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  3. It turned out great! I love it. I hadn't thought about using mdf as a backing...good thinking. I'm going to have to try this technique.

    Sharon

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    1. Sharon we seem to have heaps of MDF lying around (ok neatly stacked in the garden shed)and I use it all the time for bits and pieces. xx Nat

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  4. That turned out lovely. I need to make some of these. Thanks for stopping by my blog and taking the time to comment. :)

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    1. It turned out better than I thought, so going to try some different ones when I find similar frames. xx Nat

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  5. Very pretty collage! Way to save the frame, too. Thanks so much for sharing at the Kiss & Tell party over at I Gotta Create!

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    1. Thanks Christina - loving your parties too xx

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  6. It's gorgeous, really love it. Can't wait to see what else you make for your gallery wall !

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    1. Thanks Fiona - the pressure is on...lol! I feel a bit panicky for some bizarre reason - think its because its the living room wall - but I know I can always change it - so will give myself a stern talking to.....

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  7. Love it to pieces!! Thanks so much for linking up to Overflowing with Creativity!! Have you entered my giveaway yet?

    XO, Aimee

    Customizable Frames, Signs, Wall Decor

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    1. Thanks Aimee and oops no I havn't entered yet... xx

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  8. I love this idea. and I have a perfect frame to do it with!!
    I would love for you to come and link this to my party, I have a giveaway on the same page too!!
    http://aweemeenit.blogspot.com/2012/01/wait-wee-meenit-wednesdays-link-party-1.html
    Thanks!

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    1. Thanks Bonnie and thanks for featuring me xx Nat

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  9. Natalie, I love you framed art piece! The quotes and your touch of beach is great!
    Thanks so much for linking up to the Be Mine Bonanza event!

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    1. Thanks Kindra - trying to link it all into my beach theme at the moment. xx Nat

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    1. Oh thank you Taryn - you have made my day! So excited xx Nat

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