I completed a new project! Yay!!! (You're excited for me too, right? Because it's been a while since I've actually completed a project. I know you're jumping up and down with me in spirit).
I have a large space above my computer in my "office" section of my living room, and I wanted a photo of my kids up there. Only, I didn't want a GIANT photo of my kids.
Remember me saying here that I wanted to incorporate a little more black in the room? Ok, maybe that was in my head, but nonetheless, that's become my goal.
I also want stripes. I seriously am obsessed with stripes. Funny those little things we are constantly drawn too...stripes is one of mine.
So here was my goal: Fill a large space with a small photo of my kids; add black; add stripes.
I started with an old cabinet door, painted a creamy white.
Then I measured out the spaces for the stripes.
And taped them off using blue painter's tape. Thanks to Pamela's suggestion, I marked the sections that I was not painting to avoid accidentally painting in the wrong place.
Next I painted the black stripes.
I pulled off the tape to reveal my perfectly misplace stripes. I blame it on my kids who kept bugging me wanting to help. I actually kind of like it!
Using a sanding block, I distressed the stripes and the edges.
Because of the dimensions of the frame and the orientation I wanted, I had to paint the stripes against the grain, so it made the distressing a little difficult since I didn't want to bleed the black into the white.
To attach the Dollar Store black wood frame, I simply hammered a single nail into the cabinet door and hung the smaller frame.
I'm so please with the results, and double pleased that I finally finished a project. Go team ME!
My little office space
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