I’ve been a busy, busy bee jetting back and forth to Minneapolis and on the road to Iowa while settling into my place in Chicago. (Hence the lack of blog posts.)
I wanted to share a new project that I completed over the weekend thanks to a great idea from my very stylish friend Christine. She created a fabulous bulletin board framed with a antique-looking gold photo frame and I love it so much that I vowed to make my own.
With some free time this weekend, I convinced my sister to drive me to Home Goods to scope out frames. I found a giant picture collage that you normally couldn’t pay me to hang in my apartment but I knew it had potential to be the perfect frame.
I picked up gold metallic trim paint from Menard’s and went to work painting a few coats. You can still see some of the darker colors from the original frame showing through but I like that it doesn’t look perfect.
(don’t be confused by the spray can, it’s glue, not paint)
After it dried, I attached a sheet of corkboard that I cut from a larger roll I picked up at Menard’s as well. I just fastened the back as normal and voila! It was already done. And it looks perfect over my desk!