Sunday, April 18, 2010

Lavender Bunch


So nothing went as planned this week! 
I have been stumped decorating my fireplace.  I had this grand idea to make this spectacular mirror and it turned into a total disaster.  I now have a few projects I can send over to the Craft Fail blog! Yikes! :)
 
We did manage to come up with this spur of the moment... framed lavender. 
 This was influenced by an idea we saw in the magazine, 
Create and Decorate
 and by a painted burlap picture
 we saw in the incredible decor store.


 

We wrapped a thin board with burlap and hot glued the edges.  Then we used craft paint to coat the front of the burlap.  I was using a ton of craft paint, so after a couple of coats...I headed outside with some cream spray paint.  Much easier! 


After the paint dried, we clipped a few fake lavender sprigs and tied with twine and a tag.  Next we used hot glue to adhere.


We then tried it in an old frame....


And then without.  Which do you prefer?

This would be fun to try with herbs and hang them in a kitchen. 

Hopefully this week will bring much better luck with the projects. 
 We have some fun ideas I think you all will like!





UndertheTableandDreaming

15 comments:

Kendra said...

Candace... I love this! I love the little tag you put on it! I think I like it with the frame...yea...it looks really good in the frame!

Tammy@InStitches said...

I like it in the frame ! Is there really a craft fail blog ? lol

gail@myrepurposedlife.net said...

I too like it in the frame. It's a very clever, pretty project!
I hope this week goes well for you both.
gail

Julie @ Not Too Shabby said...

I love it!!! Candace it looks so great. If this is a craft fail blog I had to think what mine is. HMMMM. :) Love you stuff like always.

Suzanne said...

I love this! Love the fact that you left some of the burlap not painted and the frame is perfect. Love the little tag too. Obviously, the whole thing is fabulous!

neli said...

Wowwww i love this!!!!!!!!!!!!!

T's Daily Treasures said...

You are always up to something fun and fabulous around here! Love the lavendar in the frame! The free botanical prints look great as you've displayed them. Have a great week! :)Tammy

Katie said...

I prefer without the frame! I looks adorable! Love the sloppy paint job!

One Cheap B*tch said...

Love it in the frame! So pretty!

Jeanine

A Busy Nest said...

I'm going to save this idea to do in my kitchen with herbs like suggested!

Steph said...

i vote frame...love it!

~ Regan said...

Yeah, I like it in the frame, too! Great idea, painting the burlap! I love lavender......

Liz said...

This is darling! I love this.

~Liz

Stephanie Lynn said...

So lovely - Love the lavender. This looks likes it right out of the catalog! Great job - gorgeous! Thanks so much for linking up to the Sunday Showcase. I greatly appreciate it! Hope you enjoy your week! ~ Stephanie Lynn

Jen @ tatertotsandjello.com said...

So much fun - I love the painted burlap!

XOXO
jen

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