March 12, 2012

Picture Frame Makeovers using Rub & Buff, An Old Calendar, Walmart and HomeGoods

My office makeover that I blogged about last summer is complete. It took a while not because I didn't have the time, but because I like to sit in a space and imagine lots of things before I go about buying and creating.

There will be more blog posts in the future about this makeover, which I love. But I thought I would start with a few projects for the gallery wall.

I stared at the wall, configured the various frames and gathered the images I wanted to include. It is not complete (is anything ever complete?) but here are some projects I worked on to begin.

I found a $3.00 frame at HomeGoods. When I opened the frame to clean it, a whole bunch of ants popped out but they were quickly snuffed out.I had read on various blogs about Rub n' Buff so I purchased Gold Leaf and went at it.

This product is so easy to use. Here is the finished product with a lighthouse watercolor I created a few years ago.I found a frame at Walmart for $1.00. It took forever to purchase this frame as the SKU was not coming up in the system. But, well-worth the wait.I had an old calendar on hand that fit the slots perfectly.Here is the finished product.Easy, simple, cheap and beautiful.

Stay tuned. More to come . . .

18 comments:

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

I like the new gold color and your water color is so fun:@)

Amaco said...

Thanks for using AMACO's Rub 'n Buff. Your frame looks great!

NanaDiana said...

It is looking great so far! Love the first watercolor AND the postcards- WOW! xo Diana

Kris said...

Well girl, I can see you are turning into a real Martha! I love the frame with the gold leaf, your watercolor and what a great idea to use your calendar for photos in the other frame. Looks great!

NeeCee said...

I have been gathering from around the house to work on a new project. I will be changing a few of the frames and the Rub n Buff will be awesone, just what I need! I am your newest follower, found you on my daughters site, Trendy Treehouse. Would love to have you visit me at pinecreekstyle.blogspot.com
Have a wonderful day.....NeeCee

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Oooh, I love that calendar, Carmie! I love getting calendars with pictures like that because I know they have framing potential when I'm done with them. Nice job!

Bonnie and Trish @ Uncommon said...

Love the frames! The postcards are just beautiful! Thanks so much for sharing at our party this week! Can't wait to see what you are up to next week!

Take care,

Trish

Mimi said...

Your post came right on time. I'm currently trying to think through what to put in the myriad picture frames I've collected over the year. Thanks for some great ideas!

Alison @ Oopsey Daisy said...

I love that you cut up the calendar for the frame! Great idea. Thanks for sharing at oopsey daisy!

Rachel said...

Thanks for sharing at Terrific Tuesdays.
Rachel
adventuresofadiymom.blogspot.com

Katie Goldsworthy said...

Beautiful, inexpensive art! I love it! Especially the frame and art of the lighthouse!

Thanks for linking it up @ Creatively Living!
--Katie

Jill @Two Yellow Birds Decor said...

Wow!! Those are so pretty! I have never heard of Rub n' Buff. Was it easy to do? I love the pictures too! Thanks for sharing at Thursday's Temptation.
Jill

Just Jaime said...

So pretty! We love Rub N Buff at Wayward Girls' Crafts. Thanks for sharing!

Brian, Michelle, Teagan and Isla said...

I'd never heard of Rub n Buff before! Thanks so much for the tips! I really love your $1 Paris frame...gorgeous pictures! Thank you so much for sharing this last week on my Teagan's Travels linky party. It's going on again right now and I hope you will be able to join us again this week!

Michelle
http://teaganstravels.blogspot.com/2012/03/destination-inspiration-linky-party-7.html

Our Delightful Home said...

Great job with the frame. I would love for you to link up at my linky party via: http://ourdelightfulhome.blogspot.com/2012/03/show-me-what-you-got-linky-party-6.html


Mrs. Delightful
www.ourdelightfulhome.blogspot.com

Trish - Mom On Timeout said...

Turned out beautifully! Love the red clearance stickers - that's my kind of shopping ;) Thanks so much for sharing at Mom On Timeout!

Kristin said...

The rub n buff frame is very pretty! The ants, notsomuch!

Thanks for sharing at Simply Klassic Sunday!

Polkadot-pretties said...

Thank you for linking up this fabulous project!!
I hope you will stop by and link up another great project http://polkadot-pretties.blogspot.co.uk/2012/03/you-inspire-linky-party_24.html
Claire xox

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