24 May 2014

Shabby Romantic Pin-Board

















It's a little bit shabby.
A little bit French or Gustavian...
Romantic.
It's a pin-board for my daughter's room, and we did this project together.







This was a mother-daughter project!














My daughter and I have been looking at old frames, but the ones we love have been out of our price range.  But we found this frame, and it began as white.
So at home, we pulled out our paints, we painted, and we hung it in different spots to see its  progression.










We laid the frame flat on the floor on a piece of cardboard, and for several days, we took turns painting.  We layered three colors of Annie Sloan chalk paint, but one color we made into a wash, because there was so little in the can.  We clear waxed, silver waxed, and because it was a small project, we added an inexpensive gold wax from the craft store.
With a lot of paint brush randomness, we achieved this lovely, aged gray-blue, which we loved.

















But our fabric had some pale greens. So I mixed some SW Bamboo Shoot that I had leftover from another project with AS Duck Egg blue, but in no particular proportions, just as needed, and multiple times to make verdigris, and then added it to the leaves and different areas.  When the paint dried I waxed again.  I also did a little bit of fine sanding here and there throughout the process to achieve a more aged look.  











We were finally satisfied with the amount of verdigris.   My spouse cut the foam board to size and then I layered the fabric over the foam-board: first felt and then the print.  I popped it in, pulled it taut,  trimmed the fabric with the scissors, and just as if it was a picture, I pushed the clips down to secure.  (It helped to mark the top of the foam-board to know where exactly it fit in.) I didn't even glue the fabric, in case the fabric loosened, so it could pulled taut again.  Besides, the fabric is not thick enough to interfere with hanging.   We used one yard of the print, and although we purchased one yard of felt there is enough felt for  a lot of projects.  The print used more, because of where the repeat was.  If I used a print with no repeat, I would of used much less fabric; I may have enough for another, but I may not.









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In case you are wondering, we  found our PLASTIC frame in Ikea, and conceived our plan, while we discussed the frame's merits and demerits.  We wanted to make it look vintage.
We will file this under another one of our Ikea hacks.






Thank you! xo
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96 comments:

  1. Wow you guys did a wonderful job on it. I like all the color accents. From plain plastic to fab!

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    1. Thank you, Liz. It looks like plaster now. :) xoxo

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  2. It is gorgeous and you did a great job coordinating the color of the frame with the fabric. It is going to be wonderful for your daughter's room.

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    1. Thank you, Stacy. It was a lot of fun. Have a wonderful weekend. xoxo

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  3. Such a lovely board. I love that you and your daughter worked on it together.

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    1. Thank you, Brandi. It was a lot of fun. Have a wonderful weekend1 xoxo

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  4. OHHHH das ist eine tolle IDEE,,,,,
    liebe grüße aus TIROL,,,
    de BIRGIT

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  5. Beautiful and it's nice you've done it together with your daughter. Happy Sunday!

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  6. Oh I just love it! That fabric is beautiful too, very girly and summery!

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    1. Thank you, Jennifer. This project was so much fun! xoxo

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  7. I can't tell you how close I've come to buying that frame ( too many times to count ) now I may just have to - what a beautiful hack !!!
    XOXO

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    1. It has to be one of best things I've bought for 25 dollars. xo

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  8. Great frame, Su! I love when they are ornate like this. It is such a nice size, too. Your memo board turned out great and I'm sure it is going to look great in your daughter's room.

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    1. Thank you, Kathy. It was a fun project. I'm going to probably hang it tonight or tomorrow. Have a wonderful weekend! xoxo

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  9. That's so pretty and clever!

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    1. Thank you, Sarah. It was so inexpensive. I have an nice supply of paints from all the painting we have done around here! xoxo

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  10. It is gorgeous. The frame is pretty but you and your lovely took it to a whole different level. How pretty is the print? I am planning to do something like this to my work room too.

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    1. Thank you, Victoria. I love your art! Have a wonderful weekend! xoxo

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  11. So pretty, the frame has such a great shape. I love your fabric, is it from HL, cause I think I have the same fabric and will be making curtain for the guest room. I have never been to Ikea, but see so many lovely things I might have to go!

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  12. Thank you, Cathy. The fabric is from Hobby Lobby! xoxo

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  13. Oh, yes ma'am....I LUV this...ya'll did a fabulous job on it.
    xo

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    1. Thank you, Bj. Thank you for following me. I was already following you, but I also added you to my bloglovin, because I'm noticing that some blogs this past week were not updating. I think I was actually already following you there, but I was confused by the following and unfollow. :) LOL Su

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  14. I love, love, LOVE it!! And guess what? Last year I made a dress out of that very same fabric - it's so pretty :) Beautiful pin board, Su!

    Hugs to you!

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    1. Thank you, Stephanie. It's such a pretty fabric, I bet it was really pretty! xoxo

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  15. Hi Dear,
    the two of you are three ladies and a half! Great work! Love the frame!
    All the best to you and a sunny sunday
    Elisabeth

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    1. Thank you, Elisabeth, for your sweet visit, and all the best and wonder to you too. xoxo

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  16. Thanks so much for your sweet words!!

    I have a smaller version of this frame that I just replaced in my Powder Room and was wondering what I would do with it next...now i know!! Thanks for the inspiration!!

    Hugs,
    Debbie

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    1. Thank you, Debbie. Have a wonderful weekend. xoxo

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  17. Brilliant job! I love the size of the frame, the paint finish & the fabric. It will be especially fun to personalize it with special keepsakes! Yay! Beautiful!
    xo,
    Lin

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    1. Thank you, Lin. I want to do another! I still have leftover paint from the large pieces I painted. :) It also comes in a mirror, but a lone empty frame is pretty too. It's funny, because now it looks like it is heavy and made of plaster; I hung it with ribbon :) (It has screw holes on the back to hang it, but she wanted on an exterior door, that's in her room.) Have a nice weekend Lin, I always enjoy your visit. xoxo

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  18. Lovely! You are so crafty and you always gets amazing results when you are at it !

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  19. Wonderful idea. Thank you for explaining everything so well. I appreciate that. :-)
    Carla

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  20. I Love how you transformed your frame with all the layers of paint and wax! It's gorgeous and who would know it started out as a white plastic IKEA frame. Great project!
    Mary Alice

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    1. Thank you, Mary Alice. When I look at the before, I think it is sort of humorous that it no longer looks plastic.

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  21. Both shabby and romantic indeed! I think it's lovely. I always love the projects you and your daughter undertake together. And the layers of paint are perfect.

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  22. Beautiful!! what a great mother/daughter project. making memories and something beautiful!

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  23. Such a cute idea! I love learning new things!

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    1. Thank you, Rose. Making a pin board is really easy and you can do it any frame or hoop.

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  24. This turned out great! Love the pretty fabric :)
    Susan

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  25. Hi Su, wow how nice to do this project together with your daughter! I can't believe that that is the same IKEA frame. You both did a great job and I love the fabric you both chose. You are so handy and creative with decorating your house. Enjoy tomorrow.
    Julie

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    1. Thank you, Julie. I know. It's kind of humorous that it no longer looks plastic. :) The frame was just 25 dollars plus the material and foam board. xoxo

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  26. I love this idea, and it turned so beautifully. Great fabric and the frame is totally stunning.

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  27. Beautiful. I love this.. come and see me.. I am your newest follower..
    Hugs,
    Cindy

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    1. Thank you, Cindy. I followed you back. I loved the pet recipes! xoxo

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  28. I love it. I would never have guessed it's Ikea, you made it look so like "you".

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    1. Thank you, Magali. xoxo What we like is that it looks like plaster now, not plastic. :)

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  29. Su! The frame is AMAZING! I need to make some pinboards for my girls' rooms and you have given inspiration! xoxo Jen

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    1. Thank you, Jen. It's really easy and inexpensive. One could use any frame and the girl's could even pick their own fabric to personalize it. xoxo

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  30. So cute. I love the fabric choice. I really love a good mother and daughter project. I still enjoy those projects with my 22 year old daughter.

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  31. This is beautiful -- just my thing. I wish I had seen that frame on my last trip to Ikea, guess I missed it. You all did a wonderful job, making it a real family project. I am your newest follower -- come visit me!

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  32. I love this. It turned out gorgeous. I have also seen that frame in Ikea but never imagined a pin board. Very clever and beautiful.

    Janet

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  33. Darling idea! I've so enjoyed scrolling down and reading your posts. I'm your newest follower, and I have you on my sidebar now. I look forward to following along. ~ Sarah
    PS
    Love the darling bunny plate from your daughter. Who makes it?

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    1. Thank you, Sarah. She found the bunny plate at West Elm. They are also online. Thank you, for following me; you are on my sidebar too! :) xoxo

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  34. Oh my, I love what you did with that frame, Su! It's gorgeous.

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    1. Thank you, Judy. xoxo I am really happy with the results :) This is the first time I tried it on plastic.

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  35. This is darling and what a fab job you both did! I love the frame and your choice of material. Thanks for sharing with us and have a lovely day.

    Blessings,
    Sandi

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  36. You and your daughter are such talented artists! It is a real talent to get a new piece looking so perfectly aged! I adore the fabric, the frame....everything! You should open an etsy shop- you have so many sweet ideas and you have to skills to make them truly lovely!

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    1. Thank you, Kim, for the encouragement. That's so sweet of you. xoxo

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  37. Very nice and what I love is that you did it together!

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  38. unbelivable! I absolutely love all the color you used in the frame. It turned out perfect!

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    1. Thank you, Daniela, for your sweet visit and comment. :) xoxo It made me smile, because I can't believe how it now looks like plaster! Have a wonderful day. Su

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  39. Oh, what an amazing transformation! I love the color and your fabric choice is so very romantic!
    Definitely going to have to try this one, love it!
    Hugs,
    Patti

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  40. How nice that you and your daughter worked on this project together...it's beautiful! Thanks for sharing at my party this week.

    Blessings,
    Linda

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  41. Hi, i'm a new follower. Your blog is wonderful. I adore this frame, the fabric especially. Beautiful job!
    Kisses from Italy
    Alessandra

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    1. Thank you, Alessandra. I'm following you by bloglovin. xoxo

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  42. Omgoodness! I just died over here!!! LOVE THIS!!
    Featuring you tomorrow and shared on twitter and Google + directly! Thanks for linking!

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    1. Thank you, Isabelle, for your wonderful compliment and kindness. xoxo Su

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  43. so pretty! I <3 your fabric with the pewter color frame. Pinned:)

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    1. Thank you, Michele. I'm following you too. xoxo

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  44. Congrats! I'll be featuring your beautiful romantic frame at this weeks Simple & Sweet Fridays party. I love the fabric and color you painted it. Thank you so much for sharing and have a wonderful weekend!
    Hugs,
    Jody

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Thank you for taking time to visit and leave a kind message today. I love to visit your blogs too, and I do when I can link back. xoxo Su