Back a few months ago, I showed you my work-in-progress master bedroom. I'm beginning to think it will always be a work in progress, because I can never make up my mind! What I need to do is stop looking at blogs--I'll see something and think "oh, I love that!" Then I'll see something else and say "oh, I want that"! And thus nothing gets accomplished.
None of you liked the pictures I had above the bed. Truth be told, neither did I. They just never worked. When I took them down to paint the walls, I never put them back up. In fact, I hardly put anything back on the walls. Someone had commented that I had too many frames and after looking around, I decided they were right. So I've been on the lookout for other things to hang.
I saw this lovely idea (wish I could remember where--if you know, please tell me so I can give credit) and knew immediately THAT was what I wanted above the bed. So I've been patiently (I know--hope you were sitting down for that) looking for frames, etc. to use. After much yard saleing and searching, I found what I wanted and started thinking about actually completing a project.
Most of the time, I can't translate what I see in my mind into reality. My creative genes are stunted apparently. But for once, it worked! I owe a big Thank You to my daughter Lauren for her encouragement! There were several times I wanted to trash the whole shebang! And I owe her--and you--an apology because she asked me if I had before pics and I assured her I did, but alas I have searched in vain and none are to be found. Sorry!
I did find this picture of the middle frame. We got it at a yard sale for $10--more than I would have spent, but Darrell loved it. The other two frames were also purchased at a yard sale for $1 each.
For the large frame, I just painted it Oil Rubbed Bronze, then used gold Rub & Buff. I found some pictures of Darrell and me that I particularly like and printed them out. All I did on the smaller frames was paint the center, then glaze it. I purchased two sheets of scrapbook paper and printed an initial on each one (actually Lauren did that part, because she is smarter than I am), then Mod Podged over it. That's it. Total cost was under $15! I am a happy girl! Let's take one more look....
Okay, so the D is a little higher than the B. Nobody's going to be looking that closely, are they? Please tell me no, because it's little imperfections like this that drive me crazy and keep me up at night!