Valentine’s Day is right around the corner, and it’s probably my least favorite day of the year. I won’t be doing any projects this year, so I’m going to show you some from the past. Up today, is “the key to my heart”.
I started with a thrifted frame in all it’s chippy glory.
A door (knob) plate, also chippy! A filigree gold frame, that are a dime a dozen at thrift stores. (I so love these frames, we had them all over the house as I was growing up)
I spent a couple of hours washing and sanding the chippy paint off the door plate. I still have mixed feelings, were I to do it today? I’m still not sure what I would do. But I really love how it looks in this picture.
I had a Christmas ornament that I had picked up on clearance after the holidays. It was a little new looking and had a curve to it, so I hammered it flat.
Gotta have a glass knob with all of these components. I secured everything with E-6000. The paper? I didn’t have any cute scrapbook paper so I did a “watermark” print on some plain cardstock.
I couldn’t decide whether to include the filigree frame on top of the gold frame, or leave it off.
Sort of thinking maybe I should have used the filigree frame INSTEAD of the chunky frame.
I sold this on Craig’s List to a very nice young fella that bought it for Valentine’s Day for his sweetheart.