Wednesday, June 1, 2011

~a happy mistake~

I was framing something yesterday and broke the glass in my Ikea Ribba frame.
Not wanting to waste a perfectly good broken frame, I turned it into a sign.
 My frame was wood so I spray painted it black and when it dried, had my son sand it down.
{his new favorite thing to do}
 I also spray painted the backing in cream and added this lettering in black.
 The black paint resisted in some spots to the cream spray paint for some reason, but kind of created a nice vintage look and I didn't even have to distress it further after the lettering dried. 
I was going to take it into Ruffles and Rust Square, but I kind of like it in my dining room......
We'll see where it ends up.
xoxo


p.s. Thanks for all your comments regarding yesterday's post. Another article just came out if you'd like to read about it here.

12 comments:

Orange it Lovely said...

oh I love it!! so cute. Good thinking!
TaƱa

Kandy said...

If you decide to sell it then I would LOVE to buy it from you!
kandybrookern@yahoo.com

Shan said...

How do you do your lettering? Love it!

rachel @ gilly grey said...

Love it!

TheCrankyCrow said...

GREAT sign Melaine!! Way to make lemonade! Smiles ~ Robin

LizlovesVintage said...

Great idea! Love the Black and White.
xxx Liz

Jenny said...

Brilliant!! I need to remember this one, as my hubby broke the glass on a couple frames lately, and I thought they were a total loss. So cute.

spark {the event} said...

Wow~ Love this idea. I may need to take a trip to Ikea and find a frame with glass to break.

word verification is rotund. rude.

Passionate for White said...

It's just perfect and I especially love your different use of fonts and sizes. Do you use stencils?

Miss Hannah B. said...

Just "Love it" and want one for my house!

Debbie said...

Hi, just coming forward to say how very very much i love your beautiful blog………..i call in daily but have never said" hello"
I truly love this sign you have made and wanted to ask how………….did you do the lettering ? Is it rubber stamps or stencils and were can i buy them if possible .
i live in the UK and you lovely girls over there are so talented when it comes to creating.
Kind Regards Debbie x
storthcottage@hotmail.co.uk

www.StarHughes.com said...

LOVE that sign! It is so pretty - I tried making a sign yesterday for the Spread your Love project and have so much respect for you that you could just stamp those letters on so perfectly and make the sign gorgeous!
Star Hughes Living

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