Thursday, May 5, 2011


Ball mason jars are not the only thing on my list to collect for Sammy and the The Writer's wedding in September.  I have also been looking for old frames that will be part of the wedding reception decor.

They will be used for various reasons, pictures, labels, menu, directions....whatever Sammy wants them for - I ask no questions!  Except...."do you want them "shabbied"?" , as my friend Suebee calls what she's so good at doing.  The answer was yes, so I set about this week trying to "shabby" up some of the frames I've found.

I tried to find frames with interesting textures or designs, painted them a shade of white, let them dry and then took some sand paper to them to give them that "shabby chic" look and make the textures and designs on them pop a bit.

I think they turned out pretty well, for an amatuer "shabbier".

I hung a few on my wall for the moment, for picture purposes and for a place to store them while we wait for September.

We will have to see what Sammy thinks of them.
But, what do you think?  How did I do?

No, not you Panda! I know what you think...


Linda said...

OH this is going to be a pretty wedding! The frames look fabulous...and think of all the wonderful goodies you are all going to have to play with AFTER the wedding! Panda is too funny...thanks for the laugh!

Corn in my Coffee-Pot said...

I think you did a pretty shabby job! ~love 'em,

Olive Cooper said...

They look wonderful and this wedding is going to be over the top. I recently read "Her Fearful Symmetry" and I enjoyed it. ♥O

KarenSue said...

I think you did a pretty shabby job too!(i like that)
Don't tell anyone how easy it is. It's our secret.
Good job!

Mullin Avenue Workshop said...

These are lovely. I didn't know before how this effect is done. Thanks for the "how to". They will be great for a wedding, such a good idea - and created with love!

Mullin Avenue Workshop said...

Ann, Just another note - such a sweet picture of one of your girls smelling the flowers! :)

Chatty Crone said...

I think that this wedding is going to be so fabulous and so different. I have not seen this either or the blue glasses. Who thought of all these things? I want to see the pics with the finished items! sandie

Orlando Grandma said...

The frames look very good Ann, have a good time looking for more of them this week. I'll keep my eyes open down at Sebastian, let't see what they have down there.

Annie @ The House That Jade Built said...

if you need more let me know! There is a great junk store here with tons, but they are big frames & like $35 each, but if you need them - I can ship em!

oldgreymare said...

They are perfect- great job!