DIY {Shabby Summer Frame}

IMG_0395Since I live by the beach, during the summer I love to decorate my house like a shabby beach cottage and I often make my own decor to pinch pennies and get the look I want. Because I have a new baby and take a ton of pictures of her, a while back I bought a ton (Seriously like 20) small cheap frames from Marshalls ($4.99 each) to use for gifts. As you can imagine I still have extra’s so this week we are going to transform one into a Shabby Summer Frame!

What you need:

-Frame -Paint & Paintbrush -Burlap

-Glue Gun -Frame hooks (2) -Twine

-Sea Shells -Sandpaper -Glue Dots

IMG_0351Choose your frame, remove backing and glass (save for later), then lightly sand your frame.
IMG_0355 Sanded frame.IMG_0356Choose your paint color, then apply only one coat. The great thing is you don’t need to worry about it coating the frame completely.IMG_0366Frame after one coat.
IMG_0368 Lightly sand the frame in areas to increase the shaby-ness. IMG_0369

IMG_0372 Next, using a glue gun, attach sea shells to the frame.IMG_0383Use glue gun to attach frame hooks to the back of the frame on both sides.
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IMG_0387Cut burlap to cover the frame backing.

*Note: Cut it a little bigger than the backing to wrap around. To make it fit into the frame I cut a portion of the backing to make it smaller.

IMG_0388 Use a craft glue dot to attach photo to burlap. This will make switching out the picture much easier.IMG_0390

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IMG_0399Sits perfect on my beachy mantle.
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Peterson Rustic Wedding Reception

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We were invited this last weekend to a rustic style wedding reception for our friends Kiersten & Jared. They did such an amazing job transforming this park clubhouse into a romantic dreamland that I had to take some pics. I can’t help but appreciate all the work that was put into the little details of this party to make it so special.

Thanks friends for the invite and allowing us to celebrate with you! XOXO

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IMG_0188The hubs and Baby E

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