So I decided to paint them something more fun! I quickly popped out the frames and painted them with CIL's "Surfside", which I recently used to make my shadow box.
Here is a note if you decide to do this type of project- make sure the bag you use as a drop sheet (in this case, a Banana Republic bag) doesn't have holes in it. Holey bags= terrible drop sheet. Just saying.
But plain turquoisey frames were kind of boring. I decided to zazz it up a bit by painting the edges gold!
This is where I should have realized I was crazy. Gold craft paint from the dollar store does NOT go on smoothly. Plus all my paint brushes were destroyed. It was a nightmare!!
But now they are up! Are they perfect? Heck no, they actually came out kind of terrible. But I am hoping they are kind of cute in a kitschy way, right? I can't take them down now because they had wet paint on the back when I hung them and it is probably a kaleidoscope of surfside and gold back there.
Oh well...sometimes projects don't turn out like you plan, but at least my two most important life accomplishments are hanging with pride again!
Oh and PS- happy groundhog today tomorrow. Anyone else hoping that little bugger doesn't see his shadow and we get an early spring?