While it is not at all ugly or obnoxious (or even in poor condition), I just never found the right thing for this frame. My initial intentions were to frame an old black & white family photo in it and hang it in the spare bedroom. Said bedroom being a beautiful shade of porcelain blue and butter yellow (one of my favorite rooms in the house). . .the frame is metallic blue and an antiqued silver (hard to tell in photos, cause yet again I do not claim to be a stellar photographer; better yet. . .I refuse to read instructions. . .which are probably still stuck to the bottom of my digital camera box).
Enough rambling. I have been so inspired by all of you who have created DIY grain sack creations; ie. pillows, stockings, upholstery. . .you name it. Love the look. As a new follower of Restore Interiors,
I came across a post about how to print on fabric using an inkjet printer, imitating the look of authentic vintage grain and flour sacks. (Thank you Kelli for sharing your tutorial. . .you are so talented). While I cannot sew, I thought I would attempt a project utilizing this concept AND my lonesome, forgotten Blue-Boy Goodwill frame from 3 years ago. So. . .here is what I came up with. . .
I painted over the metallic blue with black acrylic. Our powder room rocks a bee theme so I designed a graphic to compliment it. Oh how hubby loves the bee theme. . .really? No. Honestly, if you ask him, he probably has no idea what the theme of our powder room is. Here are a couple of links to our powder room and this that show some of my bee stuff. The design translates into Owen's Powder Room and I put Tim's and my initials to the sides of the bee. I am really excited about how this project turned out and can see endless possibilities. If only I could sew. . .if only I could quit my day job and stay at home and play. . . .