13 December 2010

Leaving the past behind

I’ve known for a while I wanted to update a certain set of frames in my home.  They were a Christmas gift a few years back but they were never 100% my style.  They were an antique bronze looking color.  But they held lots of pictures and came in a three set that hung beautifully in any space.
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I took them down off the wall and as I started pulling the old pictures out I got sad.  Like really sad!  These pictures were all from around 2003/2004 and my youngest daughter wasn’t even in the mix yet. 
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There were pictures of our wedding, my husbands baptism when our son wasn’t yet three.  The birth of our first daughter and her first year of life.  Our honeymoon….  I knew these needed to be updated so that our completed family would stand on the wall together but leaving the past behind is hard.
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So I set them all on the counter and started to paint the frames.  I used Krylons Brushed Nickel over some white primer.  It was TOO silver!  Ack!  So with all the pretty detail in these babies I glazed with my black glaze and then ahhhh came the subtlety of an antique silver finish.  It now has that aged patina to it which I love.
Here is a before and after…
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And the set completed.  I put all black and white photo’s inside with the exception of just a few that had color highlights.
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And as I started putting in the new pictures I again had a smile on face.  As my beautiful family started to fill the frames I realized that it didn’t matter which year or age we were when we entered into the 4x6 spaces… all the memories are special.
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Here are some of the photo’s I put in….
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So try to remember that leaving the past behind makes room for a great future!
~Sommer

9 comments:

Tammy said...

looks great!

Tales of a Peanut said...

Those frames look great. What a great way to remake something that you already have to fit in with your style!

Thanks for stopping by my place on the Tour of Homes!

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Ⓙaη @ ฿◎ßßƴ℘ḯη❝﹩ ℬ◎aґdẘαʟк ツ said...

Oh those frame look like a million bucks and your pics are so sweet! Thank you so much for sharing on the Boardwalk Bragfest!

maleahbliss said...

I love the new look!

I'd also love for you to link this project to my new linky party!

http://littleeme.blogspot.com/2010/12/ok-now-that-i-have-tuted-your-turn-to.html

Krafty Kat said...

Lovely- I love how painting the frames seemed to lighten up the whole wall. Great photos! Would love for you to share these at my link party if you get the chance!

http://kraftykat76.blogspot.com/2010/12/gettin-krafty-with-it-link-party.html

Julie (Legacy Crafter) said...

great idea, love the photos too!your right about the year or age doesn't matter that all memories are special!

ourlifeinaclick.blogspot.com said...

Great photos and I love what you did with those frames!

Ashlee @ I'm Topsy Turvy said...

What a run remake! I've had fun painting frames myself! And I love updating my pictures in my frames! Thanks for linking up to Topsy Turvy Tuesday's!

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