Have you guys heard about the monthly Create With Me series over on the blog UCreate?
Every month they chose a project that is pretty popular in blogland and set up a challenge to create that project during the month and at the end of the month they have a show and tell blog where everyone shows off their project. Such a neat idea!
For both March and April I tried to get my projects finished (technically I did the March one, but at the beginning of April), but I'm a pretty bad procrastinator and didn't get them finished in time.
I was determined that I would get the May project done in time.
And I did!!!
I made a picture frame jewelry holder!!!
I found this adorable window picture frame on a venture to Craft Warehouse when they were having 40% off all their unfinished wood frames. I didn't even know what I was going to use it for, but knew that I had to have it. So I brought it home and it sat in no man's land AKA my sewing table, where ideas get lost (according to Amazing Boyfriend.)
I painted it Sea Breeze blue, then used Staining Antiquing Medium with Warm White to create a whitewashed/aged look. Then stapled the mesh screen onto the back with my new staple gun. (Yay, for using new
Even Amazing Boyfriend had to admit that it looked pretty good, once I explained the look I was going for so he knew it was supposed to be sort of streaky. But he's usually all for projects that organize things so that they have a proper place.
I'm so excited with how it turned out!!!
I am not really excited about how the pictures turned out though. I have to hang this in such a weird spot. Since we live in the basement we have heater vents along the wall my sewing table is against. And we have a little door that goes to the crawl space underneath the house that's right next to my sewing table. And the best part is... nothing is LEVEL so all pictures and things hung on this wall look crooked when the heating vents are crooked.
Oh well, I guess life can't be perfect...
But at least now I have the perfect spot for my favorite jewelry pieces.
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