Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Quote Inspired Frame

While sifting through I found a quote I really liked.
**At the very bottom of this post you can see what else I discovered there.**
Anyhow~~> here is the quote that caught my attention:

If you do not like where you are, then change it.
You are not a tree.
*interesting & inspiring*

I decided to breathe new life into this thrift store frame:

I gave it a quick sanding with fine grit sand paper. Then wiped it clean. Then I added a light, nearly dry brushed coat of Benjamin Moore's Spring Meadow.

And sanded it again. I mixed Burnt Umber craft paint with a glaze I picked up at the local ReStore. I brushed it on and wiped it off. I also added Burnt Umber all on it's own and wiped it off.
While it dried, I cut a piece of scrapbook paper purchased from Hobby Lobby to fit the frame opening.
I also created an Up Words & On Words vinyl design and used my Silhouette to cut it out.

I cleaned the glass and put transfer tape on the vinyl.
When transferring vinyl to glass wipe the glass with a wet rag or windex. This allows you to move the design if necessary BUT also helps keep the vinyl from bubbling. Once you place the vinyl in it's proper place, let it sit so that the glass may dry.  DO NOT REMOVE the transfer tape.This can take several minutes. After it has sat long enough to dry, use a warm damp rag and rub it across the transfer tape. This will help the transfer tape release the vinyl. YAY! =)

I wet the glass with a swipe of windex, placed the design and gave it a few minutes to dry. I rubbed the transfer tape with a warm damp cloth and peeled it away from the lettering. I put the glass back in the frame, put the scrapbook backing paper in the background and closed the frame up!


Like? Yeah, I think I do.
Even if the frame looks grey in the pictures. lol
It's actually a very subtle light green.

Where I'm Partying at:
Show & Tell Wednesday @ Blue Cricket Design:
Wow Me Wednesday @ Polka Dots on Parade:
Whassup Wednesday @ Elements Interiors:

Hookin' Up With HOH @ House of Hepworths:
Transformation Thursday @ The Shabby Chic Cottage:
Creavtive Juice Thursday @ Momnivore's Dilemma:
VIP Party #10 @ Designer Garden:
Saturday Nite Special @ Funky Junk Interiors:
Sundae Scoop Sunday Link Party @ I Heart Naptime:
Motivate Me Monday @ Keeping It Simple
Market Yourself Monday @ Sumo's Sweet Stuff
DIY Project Parade @ The DIY Show Off:
Handmade Projects @ Tip Junkie
Anything Goes Party #12 @ Type A Decorating:
Can anyone explain the ins and out of Pinterest to me? I have seen it here and there in blog land and decided to troll (lol) around the site. Since I'm technically a newbie, you have to know...I was pretty excited to see not 1 BUT 2 of my subway art projects on there:

I still don't really know much about Pinterest but I will keep at it until I DO understand it better.
While exploring there today I came across a quote that inspired this blog project. I wish I would have "saved" it or figured out the source BUT instead, I got busy and clicked out of the site without the info. And when I went back in to try to find it...I came up empty handed. But for sure...if I do find it I will update this post with that information.

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Have a great day!



  1. Hi Carri! I used your post on my blog, A Perfectly Crazy Life, today :) It inspired me this morning right when I saw it. I love the saying!

    Thanks for sharing!

  2. You're a busy crafter!! Thanks for linking up all your fun projects!

  3. This is great! Oh and when you figure out the pinterest stuff please do a blog post about it. I would like to know as well =) Wonderful project! Thanks so much for linking up to this weeks VIP Party =)

    Cheers! Sommer

  4. I love this! Now you have me interested in this pinterest stuff too.

  5. I love the quote! The frame cleaned up cute, too. Good work!

  6. I really like the quote because I cannot stand it when children complain about things they can change! I must somehow get this up in my house!

  7. love it! great quote. thanks for sharing this at my party!

  8. That has a lot of truth in the quote. Cute.

  9. LOVE this project and I think I may need that quite tattooed on me somewhere!!!


  10. I love that quote! The whole project turned out lovely. I came over from Homemaker on a Dime. Thanks for sharing.

  11. Grayish quote is Marilyn Monroe. You're quite talented.