Sunday, June 19, 2011

From old to fabulous!

The other day I went to my local thrift store looking for a diamond in the rough. Sometime I get out of there disappointed, and sometimes I find treasures. I think I need to start going to yard sales. Seems like many people have found treasures that way. So I found this frame:

I didn't love the gold (for those who don't know me, I tend to stay away from gold, it's a little too formal for me) but I loved the shape because of all the detail on it. I got it for $5! Not too bad, but not super cheap either. I came home and wanted something that made a big statement so I decided to spray paint it cherry red.With school and kids, it took me about a week to figure out what to do with it, and finally last night I decided to pull out my Silhouette SD, which has been sitting untouched for over 6 months! What a waste, I know! I spray-painted the back of it and cut a white birdie from my silhouette library. And this is my end result! I think it looks so much better, not perfect but I think it has brought some light into my kitchen. It's very cute...I think!

First I tried putting it on one of the dining room walls but later decided it belonged in the kitchen....

Now I can write notes, shopping lists and maybe even the menu of the week/day! I love that little white birdie! (By the way, the frame it's an 11x14). Love the blue and red combo; It's my new favorite!


  1. ADORABLE!!! I LOVE that red!! What color is that??? Cute Cute!!

  2. wow, that's really, really cute! i love that you thought to write on the frame!

  3. Thank you girls, I'm so glad you like it! The red is cherry red and the blue is blue ocean breeze, both from Krylon. They sell these at walmart for about $3.20 a can :).

  4. That is so cute! I love all of your projects! You are so creative! I need you to help me decorate my house! :)

  5. That is so sweet of you Kate! I would love to help you make stuff for your house!!