Saturday, September 01, 2007

Saturday project {Halloween inspiration board}

Happy September!!!
Woohoo! I love September. It's my birthday and my sons birthday this month and best of all, it's fall!! I'm having fun putting little fall vingettes up around my house. This bouquet of gorgeous sunflowers and velvety pink cockscomb is from the farmer's market. I just love cockscomb. It's so unique and it can be dried and used throughout the fall. It retains its color. The lovely crow in front is by the talented Jennifer Conway. The ceramic leaf bowl my dear grandmother made and the cool fabric was 25 cents at an estate sale. Speaking of estate sales, since Saturday morning is when I go, I think it's fun to share on Saturday's post my treasures from the day.
Today this is all I bought and I paid $2. I knew it had a lot of potential and I had the perfect little project for this frame.
Love the details and the gorgeous dark brown velvet in perfect condition.
I gave it a coat of black spray paint.
Put some chicken wire on the back...
and viola! a Halloween inspiration board! I was working with the new Halloween foam stamps in the Martha Stewart line at Michael's the other night, so I decided they would grace my new board for now. So that's my little Saturday project. Hope you're having a great weekend!

29 comments:

Cheryl said...

Love it! Is your birthday today and or just in this month?? If it's today, HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!

hugs, Cheryl :)

Lilli said...

Oh, Clever Kari! Perfect way to use that frame :)

Kim- hutchink :) said...

How cool is this! I love it! So fun!

Ele at abitofpinkheaven said...

OH, so cute and how clever. I love the chicken wire. It's just the right touch!

DianeM said...

wow...that's such a great project...I love it!
Smiles, DianeM :)

Julie said...

What a great project!!

m i c h e l l e said...

This is SO clever! We have a ginormous roll of chicken wire and I won't let Glen throw it away because I knew I'd find some use for it...I think I just did!!! Happy Birthday Month! :-)

The Glitter Fairy said...

What a swell idea and a great way to use a frame. Love the chicken wire. You're one talented artsymama! Happy birthday in advance and good luck at JunkMarket.

Vickie said...

I really like the frame. It is just perfect.

andrea said...

your frame is super cool, love that idea! and i do love martha's halloween collection, nice to see you put those stamps to work!

Kim said...

Great idea!!!

Flea Market Queen said...

So cool! Love it...
I have a few frames right now I am making bulletin boards out of...

MNScrapbookmom said...

Love this Kari. So much inspiration here everyday. :) Yes, your birthday is coming soon. September 20th... it's on my calendar. :) Have a great weekend. ¥

Candice Elton said...

I adore chicken Wire...you have inspired me......thanks for hosting another wonderful swap. i am so excited.

Lissame said...

I love this idea in fact I think that I may have to try it in my own home....thank you so much...

Melissa

Christi Snow said...

Kari, this is a brilliant idea!!! I LOVE IT! And I love your Halloween inspiration board with all the inspiration already on it! Beautiful! smiles...

Bristol said...

Very cute idea, it gives me inspiration to go out today and create!

Anonymous said...

LOVE what you did with the frame. Perfect for your Halloween decor!

-Ginger

Tifanie said...

Wow. I just discovered your blog (thank you "Artful Blogging" magazine!) and I LOVE it! You are sooo creative and I absolutely love what you have been making for Halloween! Thanks for sharing that great frame idea. Now I know what to look for at the flea market next week! Brilliant! :)

BonnieRose said...

beautiful, as usual... omg Kari, u have so much energy to shop.. I am just in awe of u ea and every week!

mendytexas said...

I just love your halloween project!! I need to check out those MS stamps too....super!!

Allison said...

Love that frame with the chicken wire. The goodies hanging on it really make it a show piece. I was just looking at the Martha Stewart Halloween stamps today. Your project is really great. Thank you for sharing it with us.

Also, happy early birthday to you and your son!!

allie
www.mycozyhome.typepad.com

Monica said...

I have seen the frames done before but never for Halloween , great idea!

Jen said...

Wow! It turned out great. I will have to check out Martha's stamps. I haven't been by to see her stuff in awhile.

KB said...

I love this board. I have tons of empty frames. Thanks!

Zee said...

Hi Kari, how are you doing? When is your birthday? My son's birthday is next Sep. 10th. He will be 3 y.0. I love fall too. The halloween decorations you did is very nice!!! I loved the idea of the frame.

Zee said...

And btw, the blog banner is awesome. Beautiful, well done work!!!!!

KARA said...

thats so inspirational to me as we don't really celebrate halloween in the UK, but I am doing a vintage swap so thanks so much
kara
xx

kathj said...

this is a great altered frame, very clever