Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Drab to Fab

This spot in the master bathroom has been looking a little drab. It was missing something.

That is when I remembered this...

A plain brown frame, with no glass, that I had purchased for 50 cents at a garage sale. Painted it with a little black spray paint (2 coats). Discovered that Kansas wind makes spray painting...ummm...interesting!!??

Let it dry (this is my LEAST favorite part...I get antsy!) and then distressed it just a bit with sandpaper. The cross is brown with a little black showing through, so I decided to show the opposite affect on the frame. It's painted black with the brown wood of the original frame peaking through.

I am so excited about the way that it turned out!!! Amazing how the cross suddenly seems bigger and is no longer "lost" against the wall. Not bad for a $2.00 Hobby Lobby cross and a 50 cent garage sale frame!

Now for some new towels and a shower curtain to add that extra splash of color!! Do you think a little spray paint would do the trick!? HA!


  1. It definitely makes more of a statement. Don't you just love it when you already have something that will work?

  2. That really complements the cross well.
    Great job!

  3. Now why didn't I think of that? I got three fleur-de-lis "things" from Hobby Lobby at $1.70 and have been looking for the right board to mount them on.

    I'm not having much luck as I want something seriously cheap (Home Depot's wood scraps they sell for 50¢ to $1 are great but finding the right size...) to mount them on. I need to run to the dollar store today so that's my temporary solution. Thank you!

    (Four pictures down: http://liz-it-is.blogspot.com/2009/08/underemployed-and-bored-so-pictures-of.html )

  4. That is a great idea to anchor that cross with the frame. You made it look like an intentional piece of art. Perfect!

  5. so much better! love those garage sale finds!!!

  6. The frame really sets it off and adds a nice touch.

  7. Very elegant looking! Not bad to know that you can get elegance for $2.50! Great job!