Friday, October 22, 2010

Thinking outside the white box

Seems like lately all I've done is paint things white...till

I found these two ugly lovely pictures at my favorite thrift store for .99/each

i loved the ornate frames
so when it came time to re-purpose these...

i reached for the white spray can...
and then
decided to think outside the white box...
and go with Cherry Red!

White is my go-to-color
however, I thought these would look
great at Thanksgiving, Christmas and even 4th of July
if they were red.

I painted over the original beautiful floral picture
with chalkboard paint...

and used my Cricut to cut out the Give Thanks...
 because my handwriting is atrocious

they are chalk ready for someone else to write on!

I'm a little bit done with all the Halloween decorations

 I'm ready for Thanksgiving to be here

and Christmas will be here before we know it!

I am thinking of a white Christmas tree this year...
that's out-of-box thinking...right!

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  1. The look really cute with the bright red paint! I like that you can use then for different holidays and they'd be cute for birthday celebrations too!

  2. Wow, so unexpected but absolutely beautiful. I paint everything white but you ahve inspired me.

    Thanks for sharing & I love your blog.

    Debbie Kay

  3. I LOVE this project Marcy!~~ Looks fantastic, what a genius idea. So glad you shared it today. Have a great weekend. Debbie

  4. Love what you did with those- and I LOVE the red paint!!!!! They came out amazing!! Well done! (I'm kinda done with Halloween decor too) :)

  5. Your frames turned out great!!!

    Have a great weekend!

  6. Love what you did with these-I'm always looking for decorations for thanksgiving-the red is great!

  7. I love what you did to these frames! Fabulous.

  8. I think this is the pretties Thanksgiving vignette I've seen! Love the glossy red paint!