Tuesday, June 28, 2011

A Joyful Song AND a Project? Believe it!

This song makes me dance around like a goofball.  You can HEAR the joy pulsing through all of the performers.  Listening to Mumford & Sons makes me happy anyway, but then add in Laura Marling and Dharohar Project?  Wow.  It makes me grin from ear to ear.  I just wanted to share it with you all because, well, it's awesome and you deserve some awesomeness.

Now, the project.  Do you remember the post I did last week about my recent thrifty finds?  In it, I showed you this frame that I bought it at the Salvo for either $5.99 or $6.99.  I can't remember now.  Either way, pretty steep price, but I HAD to have the frame.  Had to.  
Well, I spray painted it Apple Green by Rustoleum and glazed it with a dark gray.  Then I added 6 wires in silver and copper.  Each strand of wire is actually a double twist of wire.  It alternates between silver and copper.
It can be used for pictures, earrings, or even a memo type board.
I love that you can put all different sizes of picture on it, and that it's so easy to switch them out.  
I LOVE the color.  I'm actually going to buy more sometime this week because I like it so much.  

Today when I got home I gathered up all my earring so I could show you what they look like hanging on the wires.  Of course, I had to clean them first, so the project ended up taking me a lot longer than I had planned.  Oh well, they look wicked cool.
It turns out I have waaaay more pairs of earrings than I thought I did!  I might have to use this frame for earrings after all!  I want to wear all of them right now!  See the watches hanging amidst the earrings?  Up until a couple of weeks ago they were broken.  My brother's girlfriend makes awesome jewelry and she fixed them for me.  Thanks Bethani!!!  (She also made the teal pair of earrings hanging on the second wire down.  I love them.)

What do you think...jewelry or pictures?  What would you use it for?

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Suze said...

That is a really cute frame :)

Rust-Oleum Scott said...

What a creative and beautiful frame! It turned out so well. Great job and thank you so much for using Rust-Oleum to complete your project.

Delaney said...

Great creativity!

Debbie @ OtRD said...

What a great idea! Love the color you made the frame too!

Heather Landry said...

I really love it as an earring hanger. The color is absolutely fabulous! Super cute frame!

southernscraps said...

Love that green! This is so clever. I'd use it for earrings.

Jen said...

I too love the color! I'd definitely use it for jewelry. I'd love for you to pop by my blog sometime, www.icantstopcrafting.blogspot.com

A Day in the Life... said...

Love this! How did you connect the wires to the frame? Staple gun?

The Answer Is Chocolate said...

Awesome ! Great color choice. I really like it for the earring holder.

Mrs. T said...

Great idea!
I have been looking at thrift stores for a couple weeks now for a shadow box to turn into a jewelry box! I want one with a cool frame around it, like yours, though. I think it'd be fun to had a cool background to it with decoupage and paper and spray it a pretty color.
Love repurposing things!!

Charm Bracelet Diva said...

I love this frame re-do. The color really pops! It would be perfect for my Club G.W. with Charm Bracelet Diva Party going on right now! Hope to see you there!


Confessions of a Stay at Home Mommy said...

I love it as an earring holder and the color looks great. I would love it if you would link up to my Tuesday Confessional link party going on now: http://www.craftyconfessions.com/2011/07/tuesday-confessional-link-up-2.html. I hope to see you soon!
~Macy from Confessions of a SAHM

Lauren @ My Wonderfully Made said...

Love the bright color and that really is a striking frame with such great texture!

Katie said...

I LOVE IT! Thank you for linking to Sew Woodsy last week! We hope you will join us again tomorrow!

gail said...

Super project! love the bright color.
(the grandog Louie just looked at me with a very unfriendly look because I was playing the video)
He did NOT like the opening! hahaha

To Sew With Love said...

Oh! I'm definitely using it for jewellery ^^) I love the color you've used for the frame! yummy color! Thanks for linking up! ^^)

Kids fun said...

I would go jewelery...looks beautiful. Love the color.

Mimi said...

The price may have been a little higher than a plain frame but it was well worth it! I love the color - my next can of paint will be apple green!
By the way, I was wondering how you connected the wires. I have just painted a frame with Rustoleum 2X Berry Pink and was going to use chicken wire but I like what you did so much better!
So glad you shared this at Sassy Sites!

Chef in Training said...

this is so cute! I am in love with it and the color! I featured you on my blog today for Mouth-Watering Mondays! Come check it out and feel free to grab a featured button! Thanks!