Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Valentines decor faux mercury glass frames

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While talking to some other bloggers about how to decorate for valentines day for my booth a couple of the ladies came up with some good ideas. Since this is not usually a Holiday I decorate for I was at a loss except for all the stuff the kids make at school.

Well thanks to their suggestions I came up with a fun little decoration. They had said to buy some vintage silver frames and put vintage decor in them. Well our thrift stores don't get than nice of frames in so I figured I would have to make some of my own. I got my Krylon mirror spray paint and some plain black frames and gave them a couple coats with it. I like how it didn't stick to all of the frame giving it a distressed vintage feel. I love how it made them look like the mercury glass style.

I then found these cute valentines printable's from THE GRAPHICS FAIRY and Miss Cutiepie Inspiration. I just printed them off and put them in the frames.

They turned out so cute and simple and gave a nice vintage Valentine feel to my mantle.

I hope you all have a BEAUTIFUL day.


WhyCuzICan said...

Karin, as always, your projects are adorable. Would have never thought of doing the kylon looking glass paint with frames. Nice job :D
Smiles, Suz

Okio B Designs said...

Ooooh, I love the image you used! Really sweet Valentine's Day touches! Coming over from the Graphics Fairy and a happy new follower!


Rebecca Scott (aka Otter) said...

Awww. How cute! I don't really decorate for Valentines but these are a very sweet idea. I do love how those frames came out though! Talk about a fortunate accident! They look so nice with that spotty mercury look. :)

Deneen@dreaming-n-color said...

I love vintage pictures! They really go with Valentine's Day. There is something romantic about them. Love what you did!

missmacymay said...

Love your idea, well done.
Did you do any prep work on the frames before spraying the looking glass paint?
Might give this a try if it is as easy as spray, dry and done!
Thanks for sharing, Fran

Jan@southernjunkin' said...

I have this thing for photo frames!! Cute, cute!! I'm going to try that paint too!!

reFresh reStyle said...

They look great, I love the mercury glass!

Honey at 2805 said...

They look terrific! I've been wondering what mirror glass paint would look like on something other than clear glass! Nice job!

Carol, The Answer Is Chocolate said...

Oh I love the effect of the paint and your framed pieces turned out great!

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Shannon Fox said...

Looks cute girl!! You are a whiz with that stuff. You remember how I looked and looked from some? Yeah. I have not even popped the top off it. I suck.

Four Marrs and One Venus said...

You come up with amazing stuff-- you really do! Love this sweet idea!

Sumaya at Evocative Vintage said...

Aaah, There is this song in my head now 'What the world needs now, is love, sweet love'

Awesomeness Karin!:) I can see the love that you put into your projects!:)


Gypsy Heart said...

Love it!! You are so creative and very talented.


Gypsy Heart said...

Love it!! You are so creative and very talented.


Unknown said...

LOVE LOVE your blog! We have a lot of the same tastes! I am your newest follower, and when you have time, stop by and say hello! Found you on PJH in the linky party, and I am glad I did!

Unknown said...

Thanks for linking up your mercury frames too at Homa Style. I have been wanting to try this with glass candle holders.