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Shabby Chic vintage frames updated for Spring

Good morning friends, it's been pouring with rain here in sunny Queensland for a couple of weeks. I'm hoping the rain has disappeared for awhile at least. I've been sick again with the flu and bronchitis so am really needing the sun. Today is a sunny 26 degrees (78 in fahrenheit) autumn day and I'm so grateful and happy to see the sun again. It always makes me feel like decorating and making, my favourite pastimes. I picked up these 2 lovely vintage frames at a second hand shop but they were in a dark colour and I wanted something light and fresh and shabby chic fit the bill. My shabby chic vintage frames updated for spring was born! What could be more fresh than flowers? I decided to paint the frames white and add some pretty flowers.  

These are the supplies that I used:
1. Two vintage frames
2. White chalk paint and paintbrush
3. White felt
4. Scissors
5. Glue
6. Faux flowers and stems
7. Ribbon

 The first step was to paint the frames white with a dry brushing method. I wanted them to be slightly distressed but not too much. I find the dry brush method works best for this. After I painted them I changed my mind and gave them a full coat of white paint which I liked much better.
While they were drying which only took about 15 minutes I cut out the white felt to cover the backing. 

Once that was done it was time to add the flowers. This was relatively easy to do. I had some stems left over from another project so I glued those onto the felt. When they'd dried I added the flowers themselves. I decided to join the two frames by adding a piece of ribbon to the back which you can see in the photo below.

That's really all there was to it. A quick and easy way to add a bit of spring decor and for cheap! I paid $1 for each frame and the felt, flowers and ribbon I already had. Have a wonderful week everyone, till next time 

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