Friday, January 8, 2010

Favorite Things Friday

Welcome to Favorite Things Friday.  I like to take Fridays to look around my house and appreciate the things I have.  I seem to spend a lot of time in I-wish-I-had and so Fridays I take a step back and go to I'm-so-glad-I-have.

This is definitely a work-in-progress.  Shane got this frame free from someone who was moving.  I'm not sure why they gave it away.  It could be the fact that the frame is almost entirely plaster that is chipping away.  And it's hideous.

So one day I had Shane lug it outside so I could Heirloom White the frame.  (What do you mean that's not a verb?  I just made it one!)  It turned out pretty nice and worked well in our den during Christmas.

But then it looked too blah after the decorations came down a few days ago.  So I've started to do a light glaze on it.  It's a light gold-silver kind of color. I started at the bottom of the frame since that's what I could reach easier.  You can see where I stopped, just about in line with the flash from the camera. 

I meant to finish it last night, but I had to fix dinner and just never got back around to finish it.  It's nothing fancy, but it gives it just enough shimmer to add a little something special.  And something special sounds nice right now.


design_aholic said...

I love that you turned "heirloom white" into a verb! I can't believe you got that mirror for FREE! I'm searching for one still :)

Abbey @ Practically Perfect said...

Have your husband help people move. We've gotten several free things that way. It helps if he has a truck...haha.