This is a super simple Valentine's Day project that is easy on the wallet as well. This would make a great gift for a teacher, gradparent, or friend. It is also a great little project for decor in your own home!
Remove the center cardboard shape from your frame and SAVE for a little later. Trace your entire frame onto the scrapbook paper and cut out; line up the frame and trace the inside shape and cut out.
Use the foam brush to paint on a layer of Collage Pauge directly on both the frame and the back of the scrapbook paper, work quickly to adhere the paper to the frame. Sand all the edges to make sure the scrapbook paper is not coming over the edges and it all looks even.
Use a stamp pad or some stain aroud the edges of the whole frame and the inside shape. Paint on several more layers of Collage Pauge and allow to dry completely.
Paint the inside cardboard shape with several layers of chalkboard paint. (I think I used about 6 layers of paint to get the look I wanted) Let the shape dry completely.
I have been on the lookout for reasonably priced scales for awhile. I was planning on using them for decoration, but some of the prices on Etsy were a bit high (in my opinion).
I was up in Coarsgold (a small community on the way to Yosemite) doing a photo session and stopped at a side of the road antiques/junk sale and found this beauty... $5!! It doesn't exactly work properly, but it has the look I was going for, so I was happy. John actually painted the top and dial a oil-rubbed bronze color and cleaned up the face a little...perfect!
This scale was found (by John) in an antique store in Oakurst (another small community in the same area) for $28... we had seen some similar on eBay and Etsy for anywhere from $50-$200 so I was so excited by this find! This one really does work and looks great in our kitchen. We use it to weigh the produce we have gotten from our citrus trees this winter.
You never know what you can find and where... plus having a hubby that travels daily has it's perks ;-)