It’s a girl!

I know it’s been over a week since I’ve posted, but I promise I have been busy.

There’s a few things I’ve been working on but one has had me really excited.

You see…I’ve had my eye on this for a while now:

photo 1

But geezh…they want an arm and a leg for it.  So what’s a girl to do?

Well…this girl starts to think about a picture she received from her oldest for Christmas last year. He found it while out thrift shopping (Yay! Raised him right!). It was a pretty picture but I wasn’t to sure what I would do with it or where I would put it. I loved the picture but the one thing that I really loved even more was the frame.

It was a good solid frame. Thick, sturdy and the perfect size.

And then this girl has the best idea ever!


So the frame was yellow.  Bright yellow. (sorry…forgot to take a before pic). The picture was pretty too but I was about to make it better.

I sanded it down and sprayed it with kiltz.  I wasn’t worried about getting it on the picture because I was covering it up anyway.  I then mixed up some chalk paint and painted it white.  Now the fun part.  I taped the frame off because I’m terrible with a paint brush.  I took my chalkboard paint (but you already knew that didn’t you?) and started painting the picture.

After three coats it was instant love.

photo 2

I also found a scrolly thingy at Lowe’s. It was a cream color so I painted it white.

While the scrolly thingy was drying, I prepared my chalkboard by rubbing chalk all over it.  The writing won’t burnish into the paint if you prep it first like this.


I was finally able to glue my scrolly thingy on the top.  Gosh I hope it stays. Oh well…

I then distressed them both by rubbing them down with sand paper. I don’t know what grit. I just know it worked. Whatever.


And there she is.

I know it’s a she because she’s so pretty.


She might be hanging just a tad crooked.

Either that or my camera was crooked.  I’m no photographer.

But I love her.

I love her a lot.



And apparently, I’m no writer either because my penmanship is terrible.  I should probably fix that.



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