Thursday, July 2, 2009

I should have thought my craftiness through....


I was so proud of myself for painting this Ikea frame. You see, I don't paint. I don't distress. And the simple fact that I bought the paint, the sandpaper and actually completed the task was monumental. But I didn't think it through. What am I going to do with it? Make it into a mirror? ANOTHER chalkboard? A cork board? I turn to my good friend google for the answer:
Sunset Magazine


10 comments:

Jacqueline said...

I think that you are really arty and clever. My favourite is the pinboard. I'm really into them at the moment. They look so great with cards that I pick up on my travels. You have inspired me to do a post on pinboards. Thanks. XXXX

Dianna said...

You are too funny, but I understand. I have this and painted it Ocean Blue, remember? And I keep intending to put a mirror in it but I haven't yet. And it looks so lonely on my big wall all alone - I can't decide what to put with it! However, this post made me think that maybe I should get 2 more and line them up along the wall in a row? Is that too creepy?

Susan said...

Dianna--yes, an ikea trip is in order. I need another one too. :) I think I"m going to repaint it ivory too for my bedroom. :)

Sa-Sea Boutique said...

I just painted mine and put a chalkboard in it...but want sooo badly to have it a mirror. do you know how to do that? where to get the mirror? details please! :) xoxo

Susan said...

I feel like I've been told you can go to a glass cutter? I feel like I've heard that somewhere....

a little bit vintage said...

Absolutely love this frame! It would look so great as a pin board. :) Be sure to let us know what you decide.

Rachel

Jason said...

Yes, we are planning on going to a glass shop to have one cut. Or you might be able to have one cut at a hardware place? I'm not too sure about that, but it's worth a look! Just be sure to bring the glass from the frame with you so that they can use it as a template. But you crafty people probably already know that. :)

Jason said...

P.S. - Sorry, this is Dianna. Apparently Jason is logged into his gmail right now. Oops!!

amanda davis said...

i would love to do something like this, find some old vintage frames and paint them! it's a fun diy project! does ikea still have that frame?

Susan said...

Pretty sure they do! :)