It's been a bit since I have posted, but don't think I haven't been busy...whew! Since I left you last, a simple enjoyment of mine has turned into a glorified hobby LOL! Because I am raising funds for an upcoming mission trip to Turkey (where I will get to teach...my love!), I am working fast and furious on some new projects. Today I thought I would share them with you...
12x12 Alphabet Sampler...$30
Check back for availability of more!
16x20 Alphabet Samplers...$35
These can be painted in your color choice. The price will increase on this item in August...most popular creations!!!
Painted Boards...$15 - $20
Teacher's Name Canvas...$25
Razorback or Personalized Pic Frames...$25
Holds a 4x6 picture.
3.5 x 3.5 Opening Pic Frames...$20
16x20 Sports Canvases...$40
I can do these in any color combination, just let me know what you are looking for.
8x10 Initial Canvases...$20
"My Prince Came Boards"...$30
You can order anything that you see and proceeds will go towards my mission trip until about August...I am over half way there...$1400 of the $2200 needed. ***UPDATE...all funds have been raised! Yaye!*** But...feel free to continue to shop :)
Take a look at my new facebook page as well for more pics...DB Decor. Message me through the DB Decor page to place any orders. Thanks for taking a peek at my latest happenings!
Don't you love the Hobby Lobby 60-90% off sale? I stumbled upon it a few days ago and found a frame that was nicked up a bit,
but the price was right...under $6.
Yes, I know...I do remember that
~ No. 9257 ~
is a house full of rotten, stinkin' BOYS!
BUT...I couldn't resist this frame, despite the girlie characteristics.
It was in need of some TLC, so it was purchased with that idea in mind. Here is the BEFORE look...
Take a look at the process of
Next...I loved the polka dots and wanted to keep them, but the scrapes and scratches needed to be camouflaged. Fixing this was a matter or pulling out a can of paint on hand, which was used in another project, and dry brushing it on.
Love this distressed and shabby chic look!
The picture frame could have been used with just the added paint, but I enjoy making life difficult...ha! So, I grabbed my hole puncher and some scrapbook paper...punched out some smaller polka dots and used my fave product ~ Mod Podge ~ to adhere them and give the frame an overall coat.
And then, you are ready to find your favorite pic and display it proudly.
Mine will show off a pic of my youngest son in a smart looking pose...
If only I can sit down long enough to print it!
Hopefully, you will also begin to bargain shop with the "Needs TLC" thought in mind too! Good luck on your finds...
Math has never been my thing, but I have learned to create a few new formulas that have worked out for me these days =) You might try to work this one out too...
$ 2 Flea Market Frame (painted with craft paint on hand)
+ $ 1 Wooden Football (from Hobby Lobby)
= $ 3 Colorful Football Frame (for the Grandson)
It doesn't help that my son's school is right across the street from a flea market, so anytime I have an extra 5 minutes you can be sure that I am popping in there to see what finds are awaiting me! =)
On this particular day, I happened upon a lonely looking, and very dark and drab, wood photo frame for 8 shiny quarters. You guessed it...it found it's new home here at No. 9257. It rested on the top shelf of the scrapbooking closet until yesterday....when I dreamed up a plan for it.
The Grandson was visiting...romping around in his room to keep from napping while I was getting my paint on. The Daughter-in-Love and I were chatting about his new "big boy" room, sharing ideas about what else he might be "needing" in there. The new brightly painted letters inspired me to dig out the photo frame and give it a new look as well.
The flea market frame started out looking like this:
And the transformation began...
Why dotwocolors, putone next to theother,sing?...
~ Picasso ~
And...there is your art AND math lesson for the day. Good luck on your flea market transformation! Creating is good for the soul...enjoy!