3.21.2011

My committment issues

Remember about 2 months ago when I pounced on a great bargain on antique frames compliments of my buddy CL...

And then I spent an entire snowy Saturday painting them the avocado green that didn't get used in the kitchen....

Then, in the midst of my excitement over Command Strips and creating my plate wall, I hung one painted frame up in my stairway with a Command Strip (yes, only one).

And the rest of the frames sat in my sun room for weeks upon weeks.  (phew that color is way off)

I didn't want to hang the rest up. I wasn't loving the color on my walls though. It's too close in tone. They would just blend in. I didn't know what I wanted to do with them, I was over the project. Bleh.

So when I awoke to a sunny Saturday I knew it was time to suck it up and actually do something with these. And I returned from the hardware store with 3 cans of spray paint and a little giddyup in my step!

A few hours of spray painting later I had these plum puppies!

My momma helped me hang up newspaper templates so we could figure out which direction and where each frame would go



And finally, many many days after I started this project.... thanks to my awesome parents who helped me put those sawtooth thingamajiggers into the backs of all of them, I now have a (for the most part but I want to add more) completed frame wall in my stairway!


I have plans to get more smaller size frames and little doodads to add to the collection (a few "C"s, a mirror or two, who knows what else...). I'm loving my bright, cheery purple path though!

Side note: it's REALLY hard to get a decent picture of a stairway!!

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15 comments:

~Jamie Kubeczka~ said...

Those look great!

Ali said...

As much as I do love green, I think the plum looks better!

tara said...

Looks great! Love the plum color!

Al said...

I LOVE the way this turned out!! I was excited about the avocado green (duhhhh, guacamole!!!! hehe...) but I think the plum looks stunning. Great job, darlin!!

Brandi said...

I really like this Chelsea! The purple was a great choice. Very very nice!

Caroline said...

Oooh, I love it! Love the color and everything1

Neely said...

Oh I love the plum, they are fabulous!

Erica said...

Good choice on the plum, it looks great. I think maybe some green accents would look good with...like a grassy/limey sort of green?

Mateya said...

Oh the plum looks awesome!

ChloƩ said...

i LOVE this. i am obsessed with finding frames because i want to do this someday! love the plum color! also, i wanted to thank you for your sweet comment on my most recent post.. it meant a lot to me. thank you so much. i hope you have a great day :)

Holly said...

I love it! I love the plum color you choose too. It's definitely better on the wall than the green, though I did like the avocado color, but I agree, the bright plum is better. What a neat project...I'm glad you found the will to finish it :)

Jen said...

I love the color!!! They look great!

Tatiana said...

Great color! I love the way they turned out! Great job!

Melissa Jo said...

I love the plum, it's a perfect color!

Jamie Pickle said...

Love the new color. These look GREAT!