Thursday, August 9, 2012

Shabby Magnetic Board

I've been trying to rest up after my show this past weekend, but I had an idea for a beat up frame I've had lying around for a while.




Here is where we started.





As you can see, the frame was missing some of the trim.  Last year I bought a huge bag of fabric roses for $1.00.  Because, well, they were $1.00, and they were roses.






They came in handy for this little project.






I hot glued them to the area that was missing trim, and sprayed them with sealer to stiffen them.  After multiple coats of white spray paint, and a couple coats of white gesso,  this is what I had.







I left a bit of the pink, and I embraced the touches of fraying.






The magnetic board is a piece of tin I cut,







and sprayed black.  Add a couple frenchy magnets, and I'm done.




69 comments:

Trisha said...

Great transformation! I will have to give this a try soon!

~Trisha

Susan said...

Wow! Rosemary, that was a great idea to stiffen the roses. I would have never thought of that in a million years. Thats why I love blogging, I learn so much from wonderful ladies like you!

Anne said...

Rosemary,
Beautiful!!!Love this idea with those roses!
xx
Anne

✿ⒹⒺⒺ✿@ A Lapin Life said...

Hi Rosemary,

The frame is so adorable! I love the magnets.

Dee

Olive Cooper said...

I love an oval frame and you saved this one in such a beautiful manner.

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

What a gorgeous frame, Rosemary! I love the addition of the roses. I would have thought they were part of the original frame. It makes for a pretty magnetic board; would look great in a ladies craft room or office.

Petite Michelle Louise said...

YUM!!!! sooo lovely! what a great idea! will try this too!

The Feathered Nest said...

What a WONDERFUL idea Rosemary!!! The mirror is absolutely gorgeous but of course it would be after you get your hands on it ;) Michaels has some paper roses in their wedding section that you would so LOVE...and they would be perfect for the gesso technique! I love how you use gesso, it's a wonderful thing, right?? hugs and love, Dawn

lynn said...

such a creative and beautiful way to hide damage, rosemary:) love this!

Amy Kinser said...

Gorgeous, you smart smart lady!

Corn in my Coffee-Pot said...

...and a little DARLING!!!
That is such a great cover and love the fray on the roses.

Pat

andrea@townandprairie said...

Great SAVE with the pinks! This is a fine example where the sum is greater than the parts, and you definitely pulled this one off!

Susan said...

Brilliant, Rosemary! I LOVE how the roses turned out.
Just got my copy of Romantic Homes in the mail - congrats on the well deserved (and awesome full page) feature!!!!

Donna said...

What a gorgeous transformation, Rosemary! I never would have thought to use the fabric roses. I've seen many beautiful old frames that are missing some of the trim, and never knew what I'd do with them. Now I know! Thanks for the inspiration:)

Robyn said...

It's beautiful. I have a mirror that has tired looking fabric roses around it. I think by doing this it would give it a new life. I want to try this, but I'm not sure what you mean by a sealer. Can you tell me what that is. Thanks for all your inspirations!

Erin~Just*Grand said...

That frame is absolutely gorgeous! If this is what you do when you are resting..... I love how it turned out.
Just Wow!

Faded Charm said...

You always have the best ideas for all your "junk" lying around. I wish I could find the time, cause I've got a lot lying around...lol!

Hope you are enjoying Summer and don't work too hard:-)

xoxo
Kathleen

Halfway To Hipster said...

Oh wow, what a great makeover! This turned out really lovely; thanks for sharing!

Ivy and Elephants said...

Yet another brilliant idea. Love it!

Paula

Shanon at Vintage Sparkle Chic said...

Love this, Rosemary. You always have the best ideas. I love how this turned out.

~Shanon

The Polka Dot Closet said...

Adorable!! I know what it is is like all of the sudden an idea pops into your head, and you have to try it!!

Carol

suzyq said...

You really are brilliant Rosemary-
this is such a fantastic solution and one I'll have to keep in mind!
hugs
Suzan

Gail said...

That's beautiful Rosemary! I LOVE oval frames. Enjoy your day, Gail

~Damita's Pretty Wrap~ said...

What a pretty frame :) Have a great day! xo Holly

CraftyLoops said...

What a transformation, this is truly beautiful. Lee x

Karen Bates said...

Fantastic idea! I have a frame just like this....hummm. I also have several frames with missing trim. Just leave it to you to find a solution!

Debbie said...

I love this, what a great idea!!

savvycityfarmer said...

a little you
a little wonderful
a little ( ahum, a lot) one of a kind
a little SOLD???

see ya tomorrow!
save ME some wondeful junk!

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

Very pretty Rosemary!!

Debra @ Common Ground said...

Rosemary, only you could think up this amazing "disguise" treatment. turned out gorgeous. also loved that photo of you and Jeanine on her blog. super cute!!!

Honey at 2805 said...

Beautiful, Rosemary!

Brendaniowa said...

I,m one of your new followers and I love everything you make. You are one talented gal. Thanks for shairing.

DownTheLaneWithDaisy said...

Amazing and beautiful!

Bliss said...

You can't fool me, I know you never rest!

~Bliss~

Kathy said...

How beautiful & oh, so very brilliant!! You are the most creative person ever! Blessings!!

Shenita @ Embellishments by SLR said...

How cute! You just made that sound too easy! Mine would probably never look like that! You are so talented!!!

ChiPPy!-SHaBBy! said...

ALMOST S*P*E*E*C*H*L*E*S*S...
Hope you save it for the Next Kane... Would LoVe to see it in person!!!
Jeanine Burkhardt

Shirley@Housepitality Designs said...

You are the clever one...Cannot believe you took that frame that most people would just throw out and turn it into a thing of beauty!....

Roisin said...

What a clever and pretty idea.

pink*cherub*moon said...

Awesome! Love it, love it, love it! Now, go rest some more LOL!
xoxo, Leena

Roxanne Reinhart said...

Incredible. The roses are fantastic!!!

Yvonne @ StoneGable said...

Rosmary, This is just the most fabulous project!!!!! I love love love it!
Those flowers are over-the-top!
I hope you will join me for TUTORIALS TIPS AND TIDBITS going on now! What a great project to share!!!!
I am a new follower!

The Creativity Exchange said...

Wow!! Fabulous project! I want it! Ha! Thank you so much for sharing it!

Jennifer @ Town and Country Living said...

You have such a wonderfully artistic eye! Your vision for things always amazes me. This is just beautiful.

Marzia_Sofia said...

and only you can make somethink like this!

Betsy@My Salvaged Treasures said...

AMAZING transformation. I had a frame similar to this, but never would have thought about gluing fabric roses to it. A real work of art and so expensive looking now!!

Linda@Coastal Charm said...

Rosemary,
You had a beautiful idea here...I would have never thought of adding those flowers, and they look outstanding!!!

Blessings,
Linda

THE FARMHOUSE PORCH said...

This is so pretty, truly shabby and romantic.

Please come link up, if you like, at my party...
http://farmhouseporch.blogspot.com/

♥Linsey

agnés said...

J'adore, merci pour le partage!

victoriantailor said...

My goodness Rosemary, you are so talented, who would have thought to paint the flowers? Love the look!!

Sandi~A Cottage Muse said...

So pretty!
Congrats on being in RH!!

Marsha said...

Your creativity never ceases to amaze me. I LOVE IT!!!!!!!!! Oh, and BTW my hubby always says "you can rest when your dead", so go ahead and keep that energy going!!

Karen said...

Beautiful Rosemary, Shabby Chic perfection!

KaReN EiLeeN said...

One of the most creative things I have seen! great Job. So glad I found you too!! i am now a follower.

Honey at 2805 said...

Dropping by again to say have a great weekend and thank you for sharing at Potpourri Friday!

Holly said...

The addition of the roses - perfect!

Vintage Street Designs said...

You saved this frame!!! Great job!

Angie Granata said...

I really, really like this!! I love how you stiffened the roses and painted them. SO nice.

Thanks for sharing. I would love to try it.

Barbara Jean said...

Great idea with those fabric flowers!!

wonderful project!

blessings
barbara jean

Karen Mary Butterfly said...

Brilliant! That is one of the smartest ideas ever. It looks fabulous!

A Shabby Moment in Time said...

Goodness, is there ANYTHING you can't do or dream up??? Love this and ALL your creations.
Blessings & hugs,
Karen

Biljana said...

So adorable, I love it:-))

Decor & Harmony said...

Fabulous! You've done it again :)

Brandi said...

I love the way you think, Rosemary! You take simple items and turn them into one-of-a-kind treasures.

It's All Connected said...

I was just trying to decide the best way to paint silk flowers and you come along with the ideas! I never thought of stiffener. Your frame is so sweet, now. ~ Maureen

Hubba said...

Wow I can't believe the beautiful changes you made to this piece! Just an old piece that many people would throw out but I love how you recreated this into a beautiful magnetic board. Thanks for sharing!

www.iheartpears.blogspot.com

Jana@Transformations From the Heart said...

Love how you changed this. Years ago, maybe 20 or so, my mom had a beautiful vase with flowers that were stiffened and so glossy. I loved that little arrangement, been wanting to make one for years. Might just have to put it on a frame now that I see yours~Love it!
I'm now following you!

Jeanne said...

What a great way to use those silk roses! They look like they are metal or porcelain once you attached them to the frame and painted them. Brilliant!
xo
jeanne

Christine Freeman said...

Hello! Rosemary, I hope you don't mind a few questions at this late date? I've 2 mirrors I want to garnish with faux maple leaves. I was wondering if you recommend gesso then plaster? Or just gesso? Did you dip them or paint them? I love the idea of sealing them. Am I on track thinking you used something like a polyurathane to stiffen them? Or starch + poly?
I am excited to fancy up these really boring mirrors. The straight, Craftsman look is no longer my love. :) I appreciate your time and advice! Sincerely, Christine