Anyway I saw this idea and fell in love, Here and Here. They both have great tutorial's, I didn't take enough pictures. I'll do better next time. Anyway we're in my mother in law's basement without a lot of room. So I decided on a 16x20 frame. I found this awful yellow one at Thrift Town for $2. First I spray painted it Crimson red.
Then I sprayed over it with Semi Gloss Black, while it was still wet I took a cloth and lightly wiped over the top. The places where it was rubbed the red showed through. It matches the other frames in the room very well now. I was really pleased with how well it turned out actually.
It's so hard to get a picture of the details, especially with the glossy finish. But here is the best close up I was able to get. It's a nice subtle look and I love it!
Then Following the directions from the other blogs I drew the calender and days of the week on the inside of the frame with permanent marker. When I went looking through my fabric box I couldn't find anything light enough for the back of the frame. Apparently I like dark colors, so I'll have to keep any eye on the sale and scrap items at the fabric stores. But for now I used some tan craft paper. It's a bit wrinkled but it will do for now. So next just fill in and enjoy! I put it right by the door that leads upstairs so we can all see it and add to it anytime we leave the safety of our basement.
I linked this post to Make your Monday's here.