Saturday, April 28, 2012

Guitar Frames

One day while browsing at Michael's Craft Store, I ran across these unfinished wooden guitar frames!!  When I saw them I knew exactly who I needed to make them for...  my daughter's cousins...  Chamber and Chilton.  Their mom and dad have several guitars hanging in their house and both of the boys also had their newborn pics taken with some of their dad's guitars. 
So, first thing was to get Andrea to send me pics of their play room so I could get the right colors. (I should mention that Andrea also has a blog...  Buttons Bowties and Bubbles with some super cute ideas, so stop over and check it out :)

This is what they looked like before I painted them.

I decided that I wanted to go with orange as the base color so I painted the entire  frame

Then taped it off with painters tape and used the same instructions for the perfectly straight lines as I used in my Picture Frame Tutorial.  I chose white for the outsides, then blue, then green...  I will mention this wasn't a "quick" project.  Since I had to let each color completely dry before I put the painters tape on for the stripes.

This is what it looked like after the outside stripes were complete.

At this point I did another white stripe down the middle, but didnt paint the sides (so they are still orange).

I still thought it needed something so I pulled out some of my nail head upholstery trim and nailed those into the top for a much needed "real guitar look".

I think that part turned out super cute!  Then I used my Silhouette to cut a stencil out of vinyl for the names and painted them blue.  I love the finished product and think they will too!!

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Pamela said...

Awesome job!~

Jenny @ The NY Melrose Family said...

Love it! I'm sure they did too. I'm heading over now to check out her site.

Cari and Cortnee @ Two Sasters said...

Love these!! Great job!!

Abby said...

I'm your newest follower! Your blog is beautiful!! You are SO talented!!

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