Friday, February 10, 2012

Lace Picture Frame

My family goes to yard sales almost every Saturday and I joined them a couple of weeks ago. I collect picture frames and I found a nice wood maple frame for $1. I personally am a fan of the darker wood stains but I bought it anyways. As you know I love lace so I decided to Mod Podge lace onto my frame to give it a new look.

As you know it's very hard to find lace in colors other than white, beige, and black. Why is that? Do they just assume you will dye it if you need another color? I decided I would use the Simply Spray soft fabric paint to change the color from the ugly beige it was to a beautiful olive green.

Thanks to the spray it was a very quick project, it took a total of 30 minutes. I love to use dye on fabrics but it takes FOREVER! Don't forget to enter my Simply Spray giveaway.

The first thing I did was to remove the glass and backing so I just had the wood frame part. Make sure it's clean and dry. I then took my lace and cut it to the correct size. I took the scalloped part and used that for the top and bottom and used the rest of the lace for the sides.

Then put a coat of Mod Podge on your frame and apply the lace where you want it. I left some extra fabric for the top and bottom and I overlapped the edges on the sides. Once the Mod Podge dried I applied a couple of more coats of Mod Podge, allowing them to dry in between. Once everything was dry I trimmed the excess fabric using my scissors.

What do you think? Not bad for a $1 frame.

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