I feel like starting out by saying something super sassy like “oooooo child”! But then I realize that I’m so not cool enough to say that, so maybe I shouldn’t. :)
I found the most awesome company: Cut It Out. Ken, the owner, makes and sells these gorgeous wooden frames that are a lot like the ones you’ve been seeing all over the place. Whimsy designs. Gorgeous colors. The best part is that they are a fraction of the cost of the name brand companies AND they are so. much. better. than the ideas that I’ve seen on Pinterest to just modpodge pictures onto a plaque. Seriously. Buy from Ken!
I bought three frames from Cut It Out, two of which I decided to tackle last night. The third one that I purchased is giant and I need to pick a picture for it before I can choose the color. You know, it’s a process. The smaller one fits an 8x10 photo and the larger is for an 11x14.
I love them so much I could eat them. That’s weird, right?
As we’ve learned, whenever we have a project to do, Louis always wants to be a part of it. I don’t blame him. We have a lot of fun making things! It’s just when it comes to paint, I’d prefer that he paints his own masterpiece and leaves my project to me. We gave him a small canvas for him to paint on and it gave me a chance to get what I needed done.
In the most obvious move ever, I picked purple as one of my colors. Duh. What else would I choose? The green was picked special for a wedding that Bennett and I are photographing this Saturday. We will throw a chalkboard into that badboy and use it as a prop during A+A’s big day. It’ll be sweet.
Per the owner’s suggestion, we used an acrylic paint. I’m glad we didn’t go the spray paint route (which was also a choice) because I’m a very liberal painter and I get a little messy with it. Plus, acrylic paint dries super fast and I was able to put two coats on during the time we were outside. It worked out perfect.
And check out the sweet stylings of Mr. Louis. I think he’s catching the purple fever like his Momma. As I was editing this picture last night, he was so excited and proud to see his painting up on the computer. So cute!
Isn’t this frame awesome? I love it even more with the chalkboard in it. And – once the wedding is over, we have something fun to use in our house. Maybe a message board to write random notes to Bennett & Louis?
The purple frame was used for something super important that I felt needed a little more pizzazz.
I mean…what business license doesn’t need a bright, whimsical frame? Mine certainly did!