Monday, July 19, 2010

Initial Art

A few posts ago I mentioned that I have been working on giving my guest room/sewing room an update. The inspiration for the room came from my love of Lilly Pulitzer and my love of pink and green. My starting point was a pair of vintage pillow cases I picked up a few years ago at a thrift store (you can see part of them in the photo above). I finished the art over the bed last week and I wanted to show you. I bought the Ung Drill frame from Ikea. It was originally black but I used Krylon white spray primer to cover it and then I painted it with Krylon indoor/outdoor spray paint in "watermelon". I love that pink! Next, I removed the glass, and covered the cardboard frame backing with an adorable Amy Butler fabric. I picked up a wooden initial from Hobby Lobby and used more spray adhesive to cover it with pink card stock (I sprayed the letter, laid it onto the pink paper then used an exacto knife to trim around the letter (you could also paint it, I just liked the look of the paper). Finally, I affixed the letter to the frame with hot glue.
I can't wait to finish the room and share the results.
I hope you all are having a wonderful week. ~Molly


  1. Before I even read what you wrote I was thinking LILLY P! So needless to say your room exudes that inspiration! I cannot wait to see it in person! XOXXOO

  2. This is FABULOUS! We don't have an ikea here in denver, but last time I was there, I tried to find one of these frames with the intent of spray painting for a baby room... Alas, they were out. Yours is lovely!!! I'll just keep checking ikea so I can do the same! :)
    Also, we have a friday linky party-we'd love it if you'd link to this!!!

  3. I absolutely love that frame, and I love how you have used it! Great job!

  4. This is darling! Found you from Celebrations @ Home! I'm a new follower

  5. oooooh! that is fabulous! I love the intricate frame.


  6. This is adorable! I have a little boy, but I can think of 2 nieces whose mama needs to get making one of these! Thanks for sharing.

  7. That is beautiful! I have had my eye on that frame for awhile, but everytime I make a trip to Ikea, I can't seem to find it anywhere!

    Love what you did with it!

  8. beautiful.. other's wanting to do this, look at garage sales and second hand stores and you can find old mirrors with frames similar to this and use that. I don't have an ikea close nor can i afford to shop there right now so i have to improvise. Mine came out lovely by using an old mirror frame

  9. Beautiful..can you tell me the name of the fabric you used?Thank you

  10. Hi Molly!
    I'm spanish, sorry for my english.
    I'm doing this, you help me?
    The fabric is affixed to the carton or on the glass?
    What type of glue used?

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