Friday, July 27, 2012

One of Those Weeks...

Its been one of those weeks...

I've caught a nasty cold.  Thing 3 broke her toe.  The cat got in poison ivy, then got on the hubs & I {we are both itchy, & I'm allergic, so I'm also hive-y...which is lovely}.  We had a massive rainstorm that flooded our basement.  My parents had a pipe burst which damaged their ceiling.  Thing 1 has had a really hard time as of late {but she is strong & will persevere}.  

I'm so ready for the weekend & a fresh start~*

Speaking of fresh starts...


I picked up this sweet little square frame on a thrifting adventure a while back.  I'm not too in to gold, but I do like the look of silver leaf, so I thought I'd give it a whirl.  Leaf itself isn't too expensive, but paint is cheaper & cheap is the whole point in thrifting after all.


Here's a tip: silver paint doesn't look silver, it looks gray.  Metallic pearl white, however, looks silver...go figure.


Just brush on a thin coat of metallic, let dry, then gently rub with fine grit sandpaper.  If you want to get really fancy, you can chip at the paint with a putty knife or distress with steel wool.  Because the frame was so tiny, there wasn't any need to get too elaborate.  Print up a pic to frame, & there you go-- quick & easy, just the way I like 'em~*



The flowers are one of the million reasons I love my husband.  That, and the Advil Cold & Sinus that came with them.

Here's to a rest & recovery weekend for all~*


16 comments:

  1. Gah, what a week! Hope the next one is better. Lovely frame!

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  2. I hate hivey :( I'm sorry to hear that. But hey, lovely stunning frames and hope your weekend gets better!!

    Cathy Trails

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  3. what a week... =(
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  4. That is a bummer of a week! Ouch. I did not know an animal could bring poison ivy TO YOU. Good to know. I hope things are looking up now!

    The frame looks fantastic!

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    1. Yes, just another gift from our kitty lol

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  5. you are so talented- thanks for sharing this great DIY!! The finished product is beautiful

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  6. wow great idea! love the way they turned out! xx

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    jasmine
    turquoiseinlove.blogspot.com

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  7. Oh no, booooo to all that rubbish luck. Surely now some good karma is due your way just in time for the weekend.xxx

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  8. Eek bad week- but now it's over! Great frame :)

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  9. love everything!

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  10. Sorry for the bad week. It seems like everyone is having one rough week, but i hope this upcoming week is much better. Love those frames. You did a great job.

    -lauren

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