Monica Wants It: A Lifestyle Blog: A Modern Family Portrait

Monday, August 30, 2010

A Modern Family Portrait

I love seeing the various prints that artists/Etsians sell on Etsy- especially when they have to do with family, love or pets. A seller that comes to mind immediately is Nella Designs.

She offers custom work as well as stock prints that are oh-so-cute.

My most favorite though is a new Etsian- ishootnouns

Her prints are around the $18.00 mark, but being that we’re saving up to buy a house and all, I wanted to save money, yet have a family silhouette print of our own.

Remember this frame?

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I bought it for $4 at a local antique (ok, junktique) store. I had thought about making it into a chalkboard or a memo board, but one day, inspiration hit and I ended up with something way more fabulous and chic.

I looked around my house and computer for awhile, and I saw this picture from our engagement pic session:

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And I also found a picture of my dear Pee Wee…which I now accidentally deleted from my phone.

Then I got to work in Photoshop and created some silhouettes (took me about 15 minutes at most). Add in some black spray paint + some metallic silver spray paint and you have this beauty.

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All the materials I had on hand, so the grand total was $4. The floral print I sanded down a bit and spray paint black to make it look like a mat around the image. The image is printed on plain white cardstock on my laser printer. Not too bad for less than an hours worth of work, huh?

I look forward to hanging this piece in our future home…maybe in this spot.

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This post is linked up at The DIY Show-Off. :o)

4 comments:

  1. AWEsome job! I am so going to do this!! thanks and hugs from Conroe, TX!

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  2. If that frame is like a plastic-y material, I found the EXACT one with a similar picture in it (mine was a lady with a pink hat) at a rummage sale the other day...but I paid $22! :( Love this idea, thanks!!

    ReplyDelete

Monday, August 30, 2010

A Modern Family Portrait

I love seeing the various prints that artists/Etsians sell on Etsy- especially when they have to do with family, love or pets. A seller that comes to mind immediately is Nella Designs.

She offers custom work as well as stock prints that are oh-so-cute.

My most favorite though is a new Etsian- ishootnouns

Her prints are around the $18.00 mark, but being that we’re saving up to buy a house and all, I wanted to save money, yet have a family silhouette print of our own.

Remember this frame?

DSC_0066

I bought it for $4 at a local antique (ok, junktique) store. I had thought about making it into a chalkboard or a memo board, but one day, inspiration hit and I ended up with something way more fabulous and chic.

I looked around my house and computer for awhile, and I saw this picture from our engagement pic session:

IMG_3786

And I also found a picture of my dear Pee Wee…which I now accidentally deleted from my phone.

Then I got to work in Photoshop and created some silhouettes (took me about 15 minutes at most). Add in some black spray paint + some metallic silver spray paint and you have this beauty.

DSC_0185

DSC_0189

DSC_0190

 DSC_0193

All the materials I had on hand, so the grand total was $4. The floral print I sanded down a bit and spray paint black to make it look like a mat around the image. The image is printed on plain white cardstock on my laser printer. Not too bad for less than an hours worth of work, huh?

I look forward to hanging this piece in our future home…maybe in this spot.

DSC_0386

This post is linked up at The DIY Show-Off. :o)

4 comments :

  1. AWEsome job! I am so going to do this!! thanks and hugs from Conroe, TX!

    ReplyDelete
  2. If that frame is like a plastic-y material, I found the EXACT one with a similar picture in it (mine was a lady with a pink hat) at a rummage sale the other day...but I paid $22! :( Love this idea, thanks!!

    ReplyDelete