Thursday, February 3, 2011

"On the way to work they might stop by a fishin' hole, cause that's how country boys roll.."-Billy Currington

Don't you just hate getting such great pictures, but you hate the mat around the picture?
I have a little story for you all to hear-
Well my mum wanted to get rid of this really pretty picture of Wood Pigeons.. she just said it didn't match in the hall way, with all the other pictures.. well no wonder, the mat is an ugly blue color, with tiny hearts on it! -What in the world was something thinking when they framed this picture, like really? ..
So I took the picture, grabbed a few tools, opened the back of the picture, and thought I could just change out the mat, well turns out someone glued the mat to the picture, sooo that meant I had to paint the mat a different color. I first tried a Cottage White color, but you could still somehow see those little hearts, so I went with an Antique Gold color, and ta da! It came out the way I wanted! It kinda makes the frame look bigger, but it's an illusion - and it works for me!





What do you think? Do you like those tiny little hearts,
 or do you like it done in Antique Gold?

6 comments:

Heaven said...

thanks for the follow, friend. :)

love the new matting. looks sooo much better! nicely done.

and omgoodness is that your wee guinea pig? oooof.. cuuuute!

have a sumptuous day.

-heaven

Amy said...

You are awesome! That looks so good.
Crafty little lady, you are!

I can't wait to see you on Saturday :)
Justin is coming too!
Love you darling!

Mo Pie, Please said...

Very nice! I love transforming ugly things into pretty things. I have an 80s thrift store mirror in an ugly wood color so I painted it turquoise and re-stapled it. It looks great now, so chic!

Kristen said...

Great Project!
I love the idea of buying yourself a rose bush. Do I need to send the new someone an email??? :)

Tucker said...

it is so seriously adorable! way to save it (:

Vintage is for Lovers said...

Wow. What a difference! I Love it!! You are so talented. I love your blog. Thanks for stopping by mine the other day. xo Samantha