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4.24.2011

Now There's Something You Don't See Every Day...

So I promised a little sneak peek of my in-progress project. I'm making another earring frame display, but this one is going to be for ME! I'm planning to hang it in my college dorm room so that I don't have to take my jewelry armoire with me. It's quite large so to save space, I thought it would be perfect to use the vertical space in my room by hanging it on the wall. (PS: I'm also working on a necklace frame display for the wall. Details to come soon!)

The frame was black and I chose to sand it down to smooth it out. I then proceeded to paint it a bright turquoise color. It was a little bright at first and too put together looking. Yes, that's possible. So I took some sandpaper and roughed up a few spots to give it an older, distressed look like this.

However, I didn't want it to look too distressed and out of place compared to my other dorm decor. So I only sanded a little in certain places so it would look similar to the frame in the top left corner of the picture above.

Well, wah-lah! Here's the frame in all of it's wonderful turquoise glory.

Now there's something you don't see every day (hence this blog title).


















 After drying for 24 hours, I chose to seal it with a finishing spray that I picked up at Michael's.

Well that's how this frame is going to look FOR NOW. Keep your eyes peeled for a new post later this week to see what I turn this frame into!

4.23.2011

Welcome to Framed Frosting!

This is my first blog so please bare with me as I'm still finding my around this site and working on designing the blog. Look for some more improvements coming soon.

So why start now you may ask?

Well I thought it would be a great way to document the end of my senior year in high school. In the fall I'll be starting university and blogging is a great way to document my progress along the way.
This blog will be my place to share my passion for fashion and beauty. I'm also hoping to include some recipes and DIY projects too, starting with this DIY I have for you today.

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A few days ago I came up with an idea to make my friend's birthday gift instead of buying her something. As seeing as we're going to college this fall, I thought it might be nice for her to have something she could remember be by. Enter, earring frame display. I got my inspiration from the picture seen HERE

However I wanted to make some slight tweaks to it. Instead of the wiring hanging across the frame, I wanted something that would hold more than a couple pairs of earrings. This is where some imagination and creativity came into play. I went to Michael's yesterday with my 50% off coupon in hand and bought some supplies and got to work.

I was hoping that the color of my frame would turn out more of a plum color, but it's actually more like cherry wood which is also very pretty. I'm sure my friend will add a few personal touches to the frame, but that's what is so great about this. It can be personalized in so many ways!

Here's what her new earring display looks like!



And a close-up too...




So there's a look at how well my first earring display frame turned out. Not too shabby, eh? And now that I know these are super cool looking, I'm in progress with my frame.

Look for that post to follow tomorrow! :)
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