"He turns a wilderness into pools of water, and dry land into watersprings. There He makes the hungry dwell, that they may establish a city for a dwelling place, and sow fields and plant vineyards, that they may yield a fruitful harvest. He also blesses them, and they multiply greatly; and He does not let their cattle decrease."
September 2, 2008
I have a new love--distressing and painting furniture, frames, or anything that I can pin down long enough!!!! YEAH!
Have I mentioned that I'm nesting yet??? Yeah, I thought I had--My name is Christina and I am a crazed nesting mother.
But since we have pretty much what we need for the baby, and I can't buy any gender-specific items yet, I've been focusing my nesting on the common areas of the house. We have not hung anything on the walls and we've been here for over a year, but now I'm planning BIG things for our walls and I'm so excited!
One of the big things came from a picture in a decorating book I bought for a dollar at a garage sale--SCORE! The pic was of an arrangement of rustic painted frames. So I drew out an arrangement of different sizes of frames for Brian to build, we used my awesome Lowe's gift card to buy wood, and he built 8 handmade wodden frames for me!!!! My man is the greatest!!!!!!!! :) Then I used pliers, a wrench, and some sandpaper to "distress" them. After this step my awesome man had to reinforce a few of the frames because I got a little carried away and they started falling apart! Oops! Then I painted them various colors and then made a wash with black and brown paint and water that I wiped over them. It was soooooooooooo much fun!!!!!!!!!! And I LOVE LOVE LOVE the frames! I can't wait to put pictures in them and hang them on our dining room wall! I'm enamored with them! :)
Here's the whole line up. I love them all in their own special way...except that bright blue one on the left end---he has perplexed me and I'm still trying to figure out his color. These above are my 2 favorites--I think. And these two are so beautiful! Brian decided to make a couple out of cedar and they came out fabulous!