Friday, July 24, 2009

Altered Window Frame

I am in love with this window frame. I bought the frame (actually, two of them!) from Scrapbook.com. The frames are made by Fancy Pants Designs. The opening on this window frame are 5" x 7" which is the perfect size to allow for a picture and a few extra embellishments.

The frame was white (they also come in black), but I first painted it using Ranger Ink Semi-Gloss Acrylic Paint in Dash of Red and then used Ranger Ink's Crackle Paint on top. Be patient if you try this technique. You will doubt yourself and regret painting it, but it needs to dry completely. Then you will LOVE it.

My mom uses a lot of burgundy, cream, tan and browns in her decorating, so I knew that sepia toned pictures and Jenni Bowlin products were just what I needed.

I used lots and lots of Jenni Bowlin patterned papers, rhinestone buttons and pearl flowers. I also found this awesome vintage eyelet lace on Etsy.

I had so much fun creating one for my mom, I am now stalking all of the new CHA releases to find the perfect paper for my very own picture frame!! I am thinking that the Crate Paper - Cottage Collection or the Cosmo Cricket - Earth Love Collection might be a perfect fit for my living room. Sigh. So many options! :)

9 comments:

Carmen O. said...

OMG Estee, this is Fantastic, Fabulous, Gorgeous & Beautiful! Your mom is so lucky to have such a talented daughter!! Now you got me wishin for one. :D

Michelle said...

Oooo, I love that Earthly Love too!! You already know how much I LOVE this! It is beautiful, Estee!!

charlotte said...

i love this project! it really came out beautifully! always good finds in your blog. and the mono chrome lo below so inspiring

.charity. said...

It's lovely!

Juliana said...

this project is so amazing! needs to be pubbed for sure!!!

shopgirlaudi said...

This is GORGEOUS!!! and the 5x7 openings are a good size to work with. I'm gonna have to look into this. Thanks for the inspiration:)

Vanessa said...

That turned out gorgeous!!! Wow! I absolutely love it!

Crystal said...

this is absolutely amazing! love,love, love it! i have been wanting to do something like this for christmas presents this year and love this frame! tfs!

Steph Zerbe said...

these are so amazing. each little window is so fun to look at. I'm completely inspired. Thanks for sharing!