Apr 18, 2012

How I Fixed My Broken Glass Faux Pas

I hope to be able to get out and take advantage of the 70 degree day we're having today. But I wanted to share this with you right away.

Just in case some of you are not familiar with how the story of my picture frame turned dry erase board really began, you may want to go read HERE first. 

This is what my dilemma was.

 And I was so happy with how it was turning out before this

And I want to THANK all of you that offered some really good advice on how to recreate the look like the existing glass. Tammy, from One Year of Books blog suggested I use clear contact paper to give it the slightly frosted look. What a great idea! I knew this, but it hadn't occurred to me to to do that, although, I'm not sure if there is 24 inch wide contact paper available & I didn't want a seam, but I will remember that for future smaller versions of this! Oh yea.

And Stacey from Flickerwhips shared her story of some Oops! moments she experienced. It's kind of comforting to know that I'm in really good company here. LOL!

I also received this bit of advise from Julieta from 4 Goofballs about tying some ribbon bows around the corners to cover it up. And even though I didn't use her exact idea, I did find something to cover up the boo-boo, and I think it really sets off the board even more than before!

Are you ready for the big reveal??

I have had the wooden corner pieces for-evah! Probably around 15 years or so. I never figured out what to use them on up to now. I debated about distress painting them to match the frame, but ya know? I REALLY like the look of the wood-tone against the rest of the white, so I just waxed it with clear furniture paste wax and I'm calling it good!

Then, after looking around on Pinterest last night, I was looking through some of my boards and came across this pin I had and LOVE! I just really want to do that framed quote. I noticed that the frame on my dry erase board would have been perfect or this! Oh well, what's done is done and I love it as a dry erase board.
please be kind and pin from the original "source"
I will carry on the hunt for another frame to do this for myself. I usually find something even better than the original thought, so I'm holding out for that. LOL!

Until next time...
Hope you have a creative day!
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Stacey @flickerwhips said...

BRILLIANT! I like it! Thank You for the shout out!

Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

aaaw it looks so perfectly sweet now! like it was meant to be!

Linda Leyble said...

Hi Beth - thanks for commenting on my blog (the Range Hood post)

That's great - your fix. I've had this happened to me and was wondering how to fix it - but I just sent it to my framer for an enture piece of glass (princess that I am!!)

Great to know you - I will follow your blog!


Tammy said...

It looks great!!! Very creative, I love it!

Thanks for the mention BTW : )

Tracy said...

Great way to fix it up.
Looks great !!!!

Charm Bracelet Diva said...

It looks fabulous! Aren't you glad you saved them?

Kathryn Ferguson Griffin said...

Great idea to save it! And, it looks fantastic! I don't know if I would have thought of that. Smarty pants. Thank you for the visit and sweet comment @TheDedicatedHouse. It means the world. Wishing you a grand day. Toodles, Kathryn

Sherry said...

Oh, it turned out fantastic! I just love this look...sometimes it pays to hold on to things forever! (smile)

Candy said...

Those little corner pieces were just waiting to save the day.......turned out too cute.

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Barbe @ Beez Rental Designs said...

What an awesome save, Beth, and what a great idea. You've definitely inspired me to use one of the many frames I've been holding on to and make something similar. Thanks for sharing and for visiting my blog. Hope you'll get the time to link up to Frugal Treasures Tuesday which is going on thru Sunday.

gail said...

That's a great frame! nice save!!! I love frames... have tons in my stash. I just can't pass them up.


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Donna Wilkes said...

Followed over from Funky Junk - how creative. I'm pulling out my frames with broken glass to see if this works!

Stacey@RealSouthernLiving.com said...

Wow! That is so cool! I am going to have to look up the farm auctions around here and check one out! Thanks for visiting Real Southern Living a couple weeks back!

Andrea Amu said...

Looks awesome with the wooden corners!
I think I like tham unpainted as well... but either way would look really neat!

Aimee - ItsOverflowing.com said...

Totally Perfect!!! I'd love to have you share at my party...it JUST opened!!!


XO, Aimee

Lisa ~ The SweetTalk Shop said...

Wonderful!! What a wonderful solution to your dilemma! Thanks for sharing at SweetTalkin' Sunday ;0)

Loribeth Clark said...

What a creative solution! Sometimes those Oops! turn out to be Ah-has! I love it when that happens!

I'm visiting from the Nifty Thrifty party. I had to check out your link, because I just had to see how you made beadboard into a white board. I know I should have realized right away that it included glass, but my first thought (haven't had my coffee yet) was what did she do about the grooves! haha! Great job. It looks fantastic!

Claire said...

Just wanted to let you know I featured your white board on my blog today!

lacey said...

Blessings to you. These are beautiful.

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