I have some new nursery finds for you.
I had this brilliant idea of getting really quirky frames from antique stores for really cheap and painting them for Clare’s room.
Of course I didn’t actually think that they might be popular or expensive. They are both.
So of course, as seems to be the case with me, it took me longer to find the frames that to realize I was pregnant.
But alas…those who persevere prevail and I found inexpensive old quirky frames.
This is the line up.
I love the super creepy painting of Mary in the first one. I’m going to keep that in my basement so my kids can discover it and freak out.
“Mom’s a papist!”
Maybe I’ll draw a fake treasure map on the back. Would that be mean?
The second is ridiculous – old frame with semi-old fabric matt with totally fake painting. The painting was printed and then someone put some fake brush strokes on top to make it seem real. The world is just full of cheats. Full I tell you!
The third is one I found in my parent’s basement raid…do you think they know I took it?
The next step was to paint the frames with a uniform base so that everything looked the same…sort of.
I used a basic flat white paint.
Finally I used gold spray paint and a sponge brush to gently cover the peaks with an accent. I promise I did so outside in a well ventilated area.
These are the finished products…well…almost finished. I still have yet to put things in them.
If you’d like to copy I’d be totally flattered but make sure you go to the antique store of Ridgley Ave in Annapolis – Antiques to Go I believe is the name.
In other parts of my world: Winston found one of my yogurt cups this weekend in the trash. He must have licked out the remaining contents because Andrew said, while innocently shaving his head, that Winston walked into the bathroom, stood at the door and made this sound: “bleh. Bleh. BLEHHHHHHH!” and threw up everything in his stomach right by Andrew’s feet. He’s been moping all day. Poor dog. Yogurt makes me feel that way sometimes too.