02 August 2011
Late Night Photo Frame Project
So happy to share with you a project I whipped up late Saturday night. I absolutely adore it. In fact it melts my heart every time I look at it.
I bought this frame quite a long while ago, maybe last summer, at a favorite thrift store. When I first saw it I thought it was supposed to be a piece of art made with shells in these two small squares, but I could never figure out what it was supposed to be, it just didn't add up. Then when I took it apart I realized it's a frame for photos and the shells are to create a beachy theme for the frame, just sitting happily along the bottom.
I have hundreds of photos from the beach, it seems like I take 30 or more every time we spend a day on the beach which is usually once every couple of weeks or so. When I began thinking about photos for this frame, the first one that stood out in my mind was a photo of The Little Bug holding her dad's hand dancing down the beach. I actually took this photo with my little pocket camera from about 50 yards away. That little camera has some powerful magnification properties!
When I thought about a second photo for the frame I knew I had some great shots of the two of them from this past week and a very special day we spent together at our favorite beach. I scrolled through them and found this most amazing photo of the two of them holding hands and The Little Bug twirling her hair around her finger.
I took both photos and sized and edited them and gave them a sepia tone treatment. You might be surprised to hear I did all that in Microsoft Word. I have other editing programs but my new printer is having problems printing photos in photo mode but will print them in Word and thankfully Word has really beefed up it's photo editing capabilities.
When I got them into the frame it was delightful magic. The Man adored it too, which made me even happier. Now this little gem sits on the dresser across from my bed next to my lovely Anthropologie lamp and the white shade and the white frame and the metal lamp base and sepia tone photos pop quite nicely together.
Sending you warmest wishes. Thank you for being here. -k
This post is linked to Good Life Wednesday at the fabulous blog A Beach Cottage. Sarah's blog photos of her home are to die for. You'll love a wander through her fabulous beach cottage!
This is also linked to Chic & Crafty Party at The Frugal Girls. Great spot to see a very creative snapshot of projects people all over blogland are making. Great inspiration!