Thursday, October 11, 2012

A Frame For Aunt Renea

Wow. We've been super busy lately. To summarize, we've been working every day (& Zach, some nights too), gearing up for an upcoming estate & yard sale, and car shopping. I promise- it's not as glamorous as it sounds. Life is still good though, and we're always blessed. As one of my favorite quotes say, "There is always, always something to be thankful for." :)

I'm still not back in project mode yet, but I did want to share two projects I finished up before we left. I had to wait until I gave this to the recipient, which was my Aunt Renea!

I actually created two things for her, but I wanted to split the two projects up into two posts, because I realized I had taken a lot of step-by-step pics in each one.

So, here's the frame first...

This frame was third in line, right after little Silas Finn's & Bryson's frames. I started this one simultaneously with those. Once the paint was applied & drying on one, I would work on the others. I love keeping projects going like that!

Just as with the boys' frames, I started with a simple wooden frame from the thrift store. They also have these super cheap at Wal-Mart & Hob Lob too...

I spray-painted it white to begin with. I then striped it off with blue painter's tape, and went to work painting this pretty pink. Pink is her favorite color (Aerosmith reference, anyone? :)), so I knew I couldn't go wrong. (Side note on the blue painter's tape: I love it! We used it when we painted the interior of our house, but this was the first time I've used it on a project. I am planning to use it even more- I'm thinking a chevron design on some pumpkins!- so we'll see if I still love it!)

To personalize it, I added an "R" with a white paint pen...

I was pretty happy with the way it turned out...

...and she says she loves it too!

I will post next on the sign I created for her farm, so stay tuned!


  1. Another great frame Ashley! My you have been very busy!

    Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
    Hope you have a fabulous week!
    Jill @ Creating my way to Success

  2. Ashley, I would like to thank you for the Libester Award I have finally passed it on. I have been MIA for many reasons. I am so sorry it took me so long to do it. Thank you again! Here is the link to find it...


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