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Monday, October 3, 2011

Inspired by... flaws

 

I'm really bad about checking merchandise for flaws, at the store, BEFORE I make a purchase. Doesn't it just tweak your tail to get home with something new and find that it's damaged in some way?

 

Damaged_Corner

 

I know, just return it, right? Right.

Not.

I almost never find the time to return an item. So this frame has been sitting in my stash for... well, years actually. It's a nice, heavy wood frame, 8x10 and I hated to just throw it out, so I've been holding on to it, knowing someday I'd figure out a way to hide the big nick in the corner.

Well today is the day!

I wanted to incorporate some Subway Art into one of my fall displays and needed a frame that would work with this free printable from The House of Bledsoe. This was the only frame on had on hand, but I really didn't feel like going through all the trouble to sand and paint it, so I decided to cover it instead.

 

Supplies

 

I really had no idea how this was going to turn out and originally planned to cover the red layer with some yellow tissue paper stamped with leaves (giving an orange effect), but I was so pleased with the way the black and red looked together that I stuck with one layer of red tissue paper.

 

Frame_Closeup

 

And best of all, bye-bye flaw!

 

Corner_After

I just love the rich, lacquered look the frame has now!

 

Finished_Frame

Have you taken an item from flawed to fabulous?

I'd love to hear about it!

 

Blessings,

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2 comments:

  1. I loved how the frame turned out! I love seeing how others have used my printable!! Super cute!

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  2. I love this idea! And yes, I often buy something with a little ding or a dent too.

    Saw you on Whipperberry!

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