Sunday, September 27, 2009

Things to Do with Burlap #2 – Picture Mat/Frame


     I have had the perfect mounted print for my guest room forever. The problem was that it needed a frame, unless I was going to go for that whole college, just tape it to the wall look. (Not really what I wanted for the room, ya know?)

     If you ‘member, the free frugal furniture  in there has a slightly Jacobean feel.

     The print has the same look/feeling.

     I had this ugly frame and picture……(sorry Decanso Garden)

     So, armed with spray paint, a glue gun and some scissors….

     I am sorry that I can’t show the whole room, but until I get some better lighting in there, it looks like a cave in pictures!

     The one creepy part of the project was this little guy I found hanging out on my burlap stash. He was huge and oh yeah, I screamed like a girl. No one was home to hear me, so it didn’t count though.


Coming up is this Burlap Obsession is a banner, a table round, a table runner and placemats. I have to spread the projects out because the stuff makes me sneeze & wheeze like one of the Seven Dwarfs, you know the one:)



Dawn said...

Yikes, hope he's a local and not a stowaway from the coffee plantation.

The frame looks great. Can't wait to see the whole room together.

Jane said...

Hi Gwen....the picture and the burlap look good together. I'm really liking the burlap projects. I was reading a decorating article in the Sunday paper today and they talked about what a great material burlap was to use in obviously already knew that :)
Have a great week.

Robin said...

Great matte for your picture! (I woulda screamed too!)
All Things Heart and Home

Rhonda in OK said...

really nice make-over!

Nicole @ BugaBoos said...

I LOVE burlap and your picture looks awesome with it!! I think we need a Burlap party, lol! That nasty little spider almost matches!

Olde Dame Penniwig said...

I'm STILL screamin' and it's just a picture!!! EEEeeeeeekkkkk!

Sedona @ MyDivineDelights said...

I love the burlap idea, but the spider!! Eeeewwwwww!!

Kammy said...

Wow Gwen, super idea with the burlap ! I am loving burlap as it creates such great depth....
I would have just clocked that spider - that is one thing I am not afraid of....if it were a mouse - now then I would jump and run and scream !!!

TRICIA @boutellefamilyzoo said...

Hi Gwen.
The matting looks great, but that little stow a way is nasty! I would have been smashing. It wouldn't have been pretty. There probably would have been scary spider bits all over the place.

Fifi Flowers said...

I look forward to seeing the WHOLE room! CLever framing!

Struggler said...

Unexpected house guests are never good, and when they have eight legs, the only answer is to scream.
Lovely result with the picture!

Brenda said...

I haven't seen this particular project done before! Love it!

Bearly Sane said...

Hi what you call burlap the same as hessian? It looks like it.
I like visiting here and seeing your project makeovers.

Julie said...

Hi Gwen,great idea with the turned out wonderful

Michelle@Sweet Something said...

Your mat project is great! I am totally on the burlap brigade!

That looks like a funnel spider and they DO get big! I read somewhere that "spiders are the most feared organisms on earth" I tend to agree, second only to snakes!

Embellished Bayou said...

Great job! A friend of mine just did this with some of her photos and I just love the look of a burlap mat.

Anonymous said...

Okay somehow my comment didn't take the 1st time. Let's try this again. Can't wait to see what you're doing with the burlap, and what did you do with the dated headboard. I won't repeat what I said about the spider suffice to say I've killed a few here.

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