fancy frame facelift

Ah, I justΒ love alliteration, don’t you?

And palindromes?

Don’t even get me started.

It’s like symmetry for the English nerd.

My daughter’s name is hannah. Not hanna.

Cause that would be incomplete. Unbalanced.

I know what you are thinking…

Oh, somebody around here is unbalanced.

Now where were we? Oh right.


I had this fancy (and by fancy I mean Hobby Lobby 40% off coupon fancy) GOLD frame and I just wasn’t feeling the love anymore.

Here’s your one chance fancy don’t let me down….dunna du du dowwww…..

Sorry, I cannot hear the word fancy without a little Reba flashback.

I’m more of a silver gal. Now there are silver fancy frames out there for sure. But why waste money when I can just give fancy a facelift?

So I grabbed this Rub ‘n Buff (Hobby Lobby $3.99) in Silver Leaf from my stashand got to work.

Coupla things

1) I wasn’t sure if this little tube contained enough for the whole frame. I chanced it. I’m a rebel that way. πŸ˜‰ Turns out I could have painted 5 or 6—- 8 x 10 frames with this one little tube. The consistency is thin and a little goes a LONG way.

2) USE THIS IN A WELL-VENTILATED AREA. Holy toxic fumes, batman. This stuff will mess. you. up!!! I was busy painting away in my kitchen when all of a sudden Riley, Muffin and a couple of giggling gnomes riding unicorns were doing a conga line to a Gloria Estefan song around the island.

Once dry (almost immediately) I added some Valspar Antiquing Glaze to give it some depth and cut down on the shine.

Lookie here.

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Oh, silver fancy frame…how do I love thee? Let me count the ways…

p.s. This is my 500th post! woot.



17 Responses to fancy frame facelift

  1. Curtains In My Tree February 8, 2013 at 3:46 pm #

    I really like what you did to the frame, since your a silver gal

    what I like better is the chalkboard writing

  2. savvycityfarmer February 8, 2013 at 3:48 pm #

    couple a things!

    500 yeah!!!

    I never tire of your humor

    a client brought me a little chandelier to do the rub and buff magic on …
    in the bag she handed me were 10 tubes of the silver stuff!

    I just grinned

    oh and yes, I’ll have a cookie

    • Maple & Magnolia February 8, 2013 at 7:24 pm #

      hahahaha. 10 tubes???? That should last you a while! πŸ™‚

  3. Lisa @ Fern Creek Cottage February 8, 2013 at 4:03 pm #

    It turned out great! Really pretty! I know what you mean about the fumes. I was using Rub ‘n Buff in my garage and ended up feeling so sick for the next hour. Lesson learned!

    • Maple & Magnolia February 8, 2013 at 7:23 pm #

      Seriously. I had a headache for the rest of the afternoon. And you KNOW I can’t afford to lose anymore brain cells! πŸ˜‰

  4. Kris February 8, 2013 at 4:17 pm #

    Wow Susan that chalkboard frame is great. Congrats on your 500th post. Woooo hoooo you are in the big leagues now!!!!!!!

  5. Des February 8, 2013 at 4:18 pm #

    Love the frame in silver…very pretty!

  6. Yby5 February 8, 2013 at 4:34 pm #

    Not even the same frame…LOVE it so much more silver. Your chalkboard skills are stellar :).

    Congrats on # 500…go do the conga with Riley.

  7. Donna W February 8, 2013 at 9:21 pm #

    Love it! I just discovered Rub n Buff and am a big fan!

  8. Lori February 9, 2013 at 12:22 am #

    Love the frame, but the best part of this post is your humor.
    You…crack…me….up! πŸ™‚
    Thanks, I needed that today.

  9. Sandi February 9, 2013 at 6:09 am #

    Congratulations and the frame is beautiful, I may be dating myself here, but when I hear Fancy, I think of Bobbie Gentry!

  10. Adrienne February 9, 2013 at 12:49 pm #

    Love the frame! Love your sense of humor more πŸ™‚

  11. Deborah February 9, 2013 at 2:50 pm #

    The frame was beautiful in gold…but WOW in silver! I can see I need to play some more with my rub ‘n buff. Have a wonderful weekend!


  12. Erin February 11, 2013 at 1:47 pm #

    Congrats on 500!!! And that is gorgeous, I have a gold frame similar, and I am not feeling it, so I will give this a go, thanks!!

  13. Heather March 4, 2013 at 12:08 am #

    I absolutely followed suit and named my daughter Hannah because it was a palindrome. I tell her this from time to time and she rolls her eyes at me. Yes, she’s certainly my daughter.

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