Sunday, October 28, 2012

Shabby Chic Frame (DT project for TPBP)

I had so much fun turning a plain black frame that I purchased from our Dollar Store into a delicious Shabby Chic masterpiece!   I created this frame for one of my 3 projects for a swap I am currently participating in.  I was sooooo lucky to have some beautiful laces and trims from Beverly's store: The Piece by Piece!  I also used a couple of resin pieces from her shop as well: an oval frame (my fav! I have to get more of these!) and a bird. Her store link is located on the right side of my blog. I whitewashed most everything with white acrylic gesso.  I textured the frame with the gesso as well.  I even used the Prima brick mask to add some more dimension on the frame.  I added a beautiful piece of poetry (the poem is not in its entirety) on the left frame written by Elizabeth Barrett Browning.  I think it just lends itself well to the romantic feel of the project.  And you all know how I like to add a touch of romance to my projects!! I loved dangling the chain on both pieces and in between to tie the two frames together! I gotta do that again on my next frame!  I will be making a few more of these-different designs, of course!! I hope you find yourself trying this type of creation!  It would make a great gift for that special someone! And that special someone could be yourself! :) Anyhoo! Here's some close up pictures!   Thanx for stopping by!! Hugzzzzzzz!


  1. This is beautiful and yes a masterpiece! Who would think it started as a $1 store frame. Wow! I love your work.
    have a great week!

  2. Linda! LOVE your frame! I'm so in love with them wings girl!:) Your work is just awesome! Thanks for sharing! xo, Jules:)

  3. Just found your blog - now a follower - my YouTube/Facebook/blog! Now I won't miss a thing!
    Hugs Julie