Tuesday, August 31, 2010

A Mod Podge Makeover

I used to be a member of a group of crafty ladies who got together once a month to try out simple projects and socialize. The group grew and stretched across the area, and eventually most of the ladies just got too busy to participate. Bummer.

I loved most of the projects we worked on, but one just didn't sit well with me because the colors I chose for this frame just don't work with the colors I have going on in my home.
So it sat in the closet for a good year or two. Um, yeah.

When I heard that my girls over at The CSI Project chose Mod Podge as this week's challenge, I knew it was time to give the little frame a chance to shine.

You can buy simple, plain wood picture frames at the craft store for next to nothing. Target sometimes carries them in The Dollar Spot, also known as my Nirvana.

I decided to do something that would work in my youngest's room. The walls in poor Michaela Byrd's room are like a vast, barren wasteland. There's not much going on, with the exception of some lovely custom roman shades made with Waverly fabric. I decided to do something that would coordinate with the purples in the room.

After ripping off the old paper, I Mod Podged the new girlie paper onto the front of the frame. While that dried, I used my "Home Decor" Cricut cartridge to pump out a bird silhouette and a crown. The bird was Mod Podged to the front of the frame. Then I distressed all the edges.

Not bad...but it needed a little something more.
There. A frame fit for a Princess.

And the best part? This project cost me $0 because I used items I had on hand in my craft stash!

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18 comments:

Michelle said...

What a great little makeover! That is so cute for a little girl's room!

Richella said...

I am a HUGE fan of Mod Podge! And I am a fan of projects like this one. This is a great little piece of art! And how wonderful to work in a play on her name! That's really cool. :)

Paula Kathlyn said...

Cute! My mom uses modge podge all the time but I havent tried my hand at it yet :) You did good!

FrouFrouBritches said...

I love me some Modge Podge! Your frame is precious! I love the little bird. So cute!

Kendra @ Domestic Princess in Training said...

Super-duper cute…..what do you think can we bring super-duper back? Love the little birdie and the message inside the frame. I think we all have projects that have been calling our name for years. I’ve been trying to cut back on my GW trips in hopes that I stop bringing in more junk. Need to fix up the junk that I have first. :o)

Kendra aka “Domestic Princess in Training”

Lenore @ Lather. Write. Repeat. said...

Super adorable, love it!

XO
Lenore

Holly said...

That's so cute! By the way, I've always her name was adorable! Is Byrd her middle name, or is Michaela Byrd her full first name?

Holly said...

What I meant was, I've always thought her name was adorable!

staci @ lizard n ladybug said...

it's nice when a project is free:)
It was cute before..but super cute now!

Melissa said...

I haven't used Mod Podge for several years, but I love the way your project turned out!

Chic Creations said...

Cute little Mod Podge frame! Amazing how cute things turn out. You did a great job! Thanks for stopping by my blog and commenting. And thanks for sharing your great ideas. Karie @
karieschiccreations.blogspot.com

Miranda said...

Very cute!
Crafts are awesome!

Jennifer@SweetSimplicity said...

Adorable! I love the bow.

Megan {Honey We're Home} said...

That is so cute! Can you believe I've never used Mod Podge? I've been seeing all these cute projects and am inspired to try it out.

Kim @ NewlyWoodwards said...

Love the little birdie. I think I may need the home decor cartridge. Hubby thanks you. ;)

Infarrantly Creative said...

Oh Amanda that is so stinking adorable. Mod Podge is the greatest medium eva!!

Paula said...

Cute! What little girl doesn't like something with a princess theme? It's great that you made something really cute with things you already had on hand.

Kelli @ RTSM said...

Very cute! I love the little bird!

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