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Tuesday, August 24, 2010

It Worked!

 
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!

12 comments:

Shawn said...

Awesome!

Connie said...

That looks great. You know I didn't even notice that the d was higher than the b, that is until you pointed it out. I don't let things like that bother me, life is too short to lose sleep over little things like that. I call it 'artistic license' and act like I meant to do it that way. (I know, these little mind games keep me amused, teehee)

Sharon said...

I love it.

6L's said...

you are so silly...totally wouldn't have noticed..keep quiet bout those things! i wanna see a pic of the whole bed with it :)

Lauren said...

It looks amazing! I want one!

Scrappy Doo said...

I think that the letters bring such a personal touch to the bedroom. Looks Great!

Reyna said...

Hi! Enjoyed your blog! I was trying to follow you but you keep losing me!
Really, I am slow and computer illiterate and I did not see a place where you could (well, me, not you..) join your blog-following list. If it is there, can you please direct this horse to water and I WILL drink it? Thank You!

♥Georgie♥ said...

I absolutely love it! I am a big initial girl...meaning i love things with a G on them so i was immediately drawn to the B&D...when i grow up i wanna be crafty! =)

Tamara said...

Well, I could tell you that "it doesn't matter that one hangs a bit lower", but I know you are a perfectionist like Marlena & I. Girl, everyone tells me that, and I recently had to hang one picture FOUR TIMES...they are the first pics you see when you walk into the house. If they are a bit off, I kick myself endlessly. If you are going to do that everyday for a year, you're gonna be in then nursing home soon. But, if you can get past it (me....I can't. But obviously, I think YOU are the one that has to live with it...not any of us), then leave it. I hate hanging frames.... *sigh* good luck!

Never Enough Orange said...

I would be the one to worry over the height differintial, but its not enough to really notice. Unless you are like me (or I'm like you) because it would drive me crazy. Taylor laughs at me and Erika is used to my "quirks."

Christie said...

Beverly... I've been blog stocking..... quietly enjoying your blog w/o commenting.... please forgive me... :-) You're so talented! I wanna be like you ;-) I've been in my home now for over a year and there are 2.... count them one.... two.... pictures hanging on my walls. Yup... I'm a photographer. LOL!!! Nice eh? Anyway... I love to see and read about all your deals and the amazing transformations that you make.

Holly said...

It looks great, Beverly! Love that you were patient and got the frames cheap.
I really like the framed scrapbook paper with initials...great idea!

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