I spray painted some frames I had all the same shade of white, Rust-oleum's Glossy White, and then had AJ do the touch-ups a couple of Sundays ago while I was still in my church clothes, he had changed into his work in the yard clothes already...
But I never hung them up or posted anything about them because I didn't have anything I really wanted to put in them. But then Drew got tired this past Sunday and I took him for a walk... with my camera. Aren't those the best kinds of walks, the ones when you can stop and take photos? I came home with this photo that AJ and I both liked:
But it was dark. And there was more blue than I wanted for the master (even though a certain shade of blue-green would definitely be characterized as my "life color"). So I did some editing last night when I got too sick of studying for my real estate test. If I fail I'll blame it on photo editing. :)
Here is what I came up with... my goal was to almost have them look like watercolors and completely wash out the background. I took the photo and cropped it twice for the zoomed in pictures and then printed the same original photo twice but hung it two different directions. I got the lighter colors in the photos by doing two things in Google's free program Picasa: playing with the "fill light" bar and the "highlights" bar.
Here they are on the wall after tons of measuring and making pencil dots. I hate projects that require patience. :)
It's a rainy day here in Manchester by the Sea and I have a sleeping little boy right now (thank goodness, because this morning he was a whiny little boy...). Anyone have fun projects for a rainy day in? We are going to be just hanging out here, and I'm trying to sell a sleeper sofa we have that is in nearly perfect condition. Any takers for $250? :)