Friday, September 12, 2014
The Ever Changing Picture, Picture
I bought an ugly picture, and I'm not even sure why.
You see, I went to a junk sale at a super fun place called
The Chicken Farm in Jones, OK. To learn more about it and the dates of their sales - check them out here. They are so cool!
.....it was the end of the day and these two ladies were selling this picture. For some reason - they seemed to really want me to have it. (Do I look like a jungle cat woman - or do they just know I'm a sucker for a good deal?) They started reverse wheeling-n-dealing with me until the price was so low - who could pass it up? What the heck - I could paint the frame or something.
I stuck it on my Dining Room wall just to fill the space for a bit, and you know - it actually kind of grew on me. It started to look rather nice - imagining it without the brown mat and the cats.
I thought it would be fun to paint a mat with chalk board paint and write something like Eat, Pray, Love on it. However, the mat ended up such a gorgeous black - I chose not to mess it up with chalk.
I also chose not to tear apart the mat and mess up the little gold frame embedded in it. Instead, I poked holes in each of the corners and glued a small power magnet in the hole. This allowed me to add a picture and hold in it place with metal of some sort.
Isn't it pretty?
The best part - it is like Picture, Picture from Mr. Rogers. I can change the picture whenever I like.
Here is one I made for Fall. It is so elegant in my Dining Room - so much nicer than the jungle cats.
Thanks for talking me into it ladies - it really is my style. Hope to see you at the Chicken Farm again soon!