Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Project: Frames

As some of you may know, my husband and I bought our first house a few months ago!  Of course as with any new home there is so much to do and it has definitely been keeping us busy!  I have been dying to share some photos regarding the house, but I have been holding off because I want to have a room that is 100% complete before I show it!  To date, there are a couple of rooms about 80%-90% done, but none all the way completed.  So, because I could not wait any longer and just had to show something...here is a peek at a little project I just finished for our bedroom and LOVE!

I am newly OBSESSED with painting frames!  I LOVE the look and have decided that our whole house is going to be packed with painted frames, David really has no say in the matter!  For this first set, I simply went to Goodwill and picked out about 6 frames for about $2 a piece.  Obviously for this project I did not use all of the frames, but trust me, I will find a spot for those other two!  Here's a look at my process:

I lightly sanded the frames before painting (and I really mean lightly, I've discovered that I strongly dislike sanding and I do not have the patience for it!).

Then I simply painted each frame with 1 to 2 coats, waited for them to dry, and inserted the pictures!

Hanging them was another story.  Instead of measuring, I like to estimate where to nail in the wall (not a great idea after you've just spent 2 days painting the room!).  So for the frame on the right, I ended up putting 3 holes in the wall before getting it in the spot I wanted...ooops!

Monday, July 23, 2012

Just Because: Mandy

Today I'm bringing you what has become my favorite session to date!  Some of you may remember Mandy from her previous blog post.  She graciously agreed to let me photograph her again and we had a blast.  I am so pleased with the images we got, I could not have asked for a better model!  And just a warning, this post is heavy on pictures, it was too difficult to decide which ones to use!  Enjoy!

Friday, July 6, 2012


Each day is a new day to learn, to create, to love, to dream, and to make your dreams come true.  Don't let even a day go by without creating, loving, dreaming, or pursuing your dreams.  Each day has the potential to become what dreams are made of.  Make each day count.