Thursday, March 8, 2012

Frames: burlap, horseshoes, chicken wire, and moss covered letter!

I've been dippin' in over at a little too much; it has become a very guilty pleasure of mine. I love Holly's style and how inspiring her projects are. So, I decided to take some of her DIY inspiration, add a little Korreckt touch, and turn it into a little foyer love in our home! Please head over to Holly's blog for full detail's on the basis of these projects.

I had a few old frames laying around the house that I had been itching to use; so, in this first project I tied burlap strips around the frame, dangled an old rusty horse shoe with raffeta, and hung it in front of our existing mirror.

What do you think? I love the textures!

The next two picture frames were really beaten up, which I loved, but they needed a little paint. I busted out my flat, white spray paint and gave them a little touch up. Then I roughed them up by hand with a little sand paper. I found some rusty chicken wire in my well house and stapled it to the backs of the frames; I love the rust!! It really shows the character in age! I then hung a K that I had glued moss to with my spray adhesive glue and VOILA!!! 

I would love to find a way to hang that deer skull in the center of the second frame. I just need Cory's help before I get in trouble with that one! 

This space is still a work in progress, but I love the personal touch that it is starting to take on!

xoxo, Natalie

Thursday, March 1, 2012

An OLD picture turned CHALKBOARD!

I have been seeing different renditions of chalkboards all over Blogland and have been brainstorming over how I'd like to do one for my home. It finally dawned on me!!! I have a beautifully framed photo of when "I did that one thing, that one time," that has been hiding behind my guest room door. Yes. We are "Only Human" as Jason Mraz sings! I loved the photo but didn't want a constant, hanging reminder of a former life.

The glare is intentional!!!

So, I flipped the photo over, and painted the back with chalkboard paint! Shhhhh, don't tell my mom!!
I love the result and I still have the photo if I ever want to see 18 year old, pursuasive me!!

Now to find where I'd like to hang it. I will post a photo once that has been decided!

And I am working on so many other projects that I can't wait to post about. Until then, here's a photo of the items I purchased on Harper's and my trip to Hobby Lobby on Monday.

xoxo, Natalie