December 22nd, 2011
I finally finished the frame I was making for my daughter Jaime’s Christmas gift. As I mentioned in a post a few days ago, I was hand-making her gift. Obviously no glitz or glamour here, which was a major stretch for me. Unless it sparkles …. well I kind of find it boring. But sometimes as a Mother you have to do what you’ve gotta do, right? After all this is going in her barn, so keep that in mind!!! : )
I went to Hobby Lobby last night looking for just the right frame. I found this one, that looks old and used. For an added touch I wanted to add a few western theme pieces to amp up the frame. And this is what I came up with!
I thought this skull was fabulous, so western.
The top two items are drawer pulls that I felt matched this wrought iron plaque with hooks. (perfect for her to hang to horse lead ropes .)
Quick tip: by using a small pair of sciccors to hold the nail in place, it made the job a lot easier. Have you seen the size of these nails?
I used a glue gun for the drawer pulls and skull to attached them to the frame. Doesn’t the frame look rustic, here’s your first look.
I had the picture blown up to a 20 x 30 size. I did have to trim the photo to accomodate the frame. Once I secured the frame to the picture, added the hanger on the back, applied the pulls, plaque and skull, this is how it turned out!
The finished size is quite large and impressive. And as always the details get lost in the photography here. My first western project and probably my last, but I do love how it turned out! I hope she does as well.