You know those projects that just can’t seem to come together?
The ones that maybe have you uttering the occasional expletive?
And make you very cranky?
Well this was one of them.
Nothing seemed to go right with this little project right from the beginning!
And it was supposed to be a quick and easy one!
In the end though, I think it turned out nicely!
But I’m going to try this again, and make one for my daughter…
Here’s How To:
Lately, I have been shopping for materials for my projects, in my own home.
- I used this 12×12 scrapbook frame that I have had tucked away in a closet for a few years now.
- I sanded out a few dents it had.
- Then I spray painted it with Valspar’s Mediterranean Blue Gloss Spray paint. I sprayed it over about 4 times. I just couldn’t seem to get a smooth finish, and little hairs and dust kept landing on the wet paint. Insert first expletive here.
- Onward and upward.
- After letting it dry for about 6 hours, it was time to add the wire.
- I used this wire that I had bought years ago for scrapbooking – it was the right colour and I think it will be strong enough.
- On the back side of the frame is where I added the wire.
- Using a staple gun, I stapled the wire on. One set of staples on one side of the frame.
- Then I stretched the wire over to the opposite side of the frame, and stapled again.
- NOTE: Pay attention to where you are stapling! Make sure your staples are going into an area thicker than the staple is long.
- I didn’t really pay attention to what I was doing with this. Really, I just winged it, so I made a dumb mistake. Insert second set of expletives here. See next picture.
Yes. Yes. I was a tad annoyed. I shot the staple through to the front of the frame.
Not smart. Not smart at all.
What I should have done is stapled into the side of the frame, instead of towards the front of the frame.
I was tired…
IF I was to fill my little staple mishap with wood filler,
and IF I were to sand it and repaint it, this is how it WOULD look.
But, sometimes good enough, is just good enough. Seriously.