I love finding vintage frames with character and my eye has been drawn to lots of oval shapes as of late.
So when I found this frame at my local thrift store I was SOLD right away ... and for $4 (it was 1/2 off day) it made the sale even sweeter!
I'm not in love with gold - especially when it's a decoration in my home - so she's been sitting around the house for quite some time waiting for me to decide just exactly how I wanted to transform her.
I didn't want to just put a picture or quote in my frame ... I wanted to think a little more outside the box and come up with something unique.
The frame has a very rough edged piece of hand cut glass and hand cut piece of cardboard nestled inside which I didn't know what to do with, but I held onto it anyway....and I'm so glad I did!
That piece of glass is just what I needed to transform this frame into something more modern and unique.
So....I sanded her a little, gave her a fresh coat of paint and the transformation began.
I used my silhouette machine and some vinyl to cut out the words from a quote I saw HERE and loved because it spoke to me of the immense amounts of joy my three handsome men bring to my life everyday.
(if you don't have a silhouette or cricket, you could easily print out your quote on paper and tape it over the vinyl ...then hand cut the letters out of your vinyl or you could even use contact paper)
Then I used my glass etching cream -I bought mine at Michael's with a coupon - it's a little pricey!
I just followed the directions on the bottle and when I was done waiting for it to do it's job, I peeled off my vinyl and washed my glass.
I was so excited it worked, I squealed with delight because I had only ONE chance to get it right!
To finish her off, I secured the glass with pins into the wood on the back and tossed out the cardboard.
Here she is in her place as an addition to my new favorite room in the house!
I'm in love with her new face-lift, now what do YOU think?