Sunday, July 11, 2010

Message Board Frame Tutorial

There's a plethora of these floating around in blogland right now, but this project was so fun and easy I just had to share my version...
And because I'm trying to ignore this mess...
And trying to ignore the fact that I'm moving across the country AGAIN, for the 4th time in 2 years AND the fact that we are leaving in just over a week and still haven't found renters to take over our lease... I've decided to make it into a little tutorial a la true Stacey style. 

If you are like me so many of your projects don't ever turn out how you envisioned them, this project started out as something different, but ended in a still way cute fashion! (and yes, I just said way cute!)  Most of the time when crafting (especially scrapbooking) I start with no plan in mind and just roll with it, sometimes it turns out cute, and sometimes it doesn't! If anything, it may just be a self-revealing post or a great stress reliever for me, but at any rate I'll try not to make this too wordy!

Gather your supplies:
I originally started out needing a punch, paint sample cards (which you steal from your friends goodwill pile), and glue dots.  For the final project I only needed the following items...

1. Sweet purple frame (you also steal from your friend's goodwill pile which she originally found at the coolest thrift store ever, Unique, which we lovingly call "little Mexico" LOVE it! Totally reminds me of Mexico)
2. Spray Paint
3.  Patterned paper 

That's it!

Take your sweet Unique picture frame and spray paint it, if you're like me you'll start with brown, but then decide you need to branch out and add more color to you're life so you go with your next fall-back color- light blue. :)

Then here's where you decide to change things up a bit and roll with it.  Originally you wanted it to be a sample paint card piece of art, but it just wasn't working. 
So scratch that idea, head to Ross, Target, Chili's, DQ, 7-11 and then stay up until 3am helping your BFF organize her new place and then resume the next day. :)

Stay with the scrapbook paper, but turn it into a message board.  Cut your choice of paper to the size of the frame, mine was 8x10. 

Next fill the frame in this order... glass on outside, followed by paper, and cardboard backing.
Grab your dry erase marker and write a cute little note to your hubb-a-lub right on the glass so he won't be too angry when he knows you've been crafting instead of packing :)
 And enjoy it in all it's cuteness!

Linked here to these fun partays! :)
Keeping It Simple


Maria said...

Very lovely. I will have to try this for my desk. Great frame find. I am glad you saw past the purple.

Kaysi said...

What a fun frame, love the fabric and the paint color!

Sam said...

Very cute! Great job!

(Come check out my first product review!)

L2L said...

love it!!! I thought this was going to have to do with cork boards but even better cause I love my dry erase pens!!! Thanks for the inspiration!!!

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