It’s almost graduation time! If you know any high-schoolers or college students who are walking the line soon, I have a fun printable to share. It comes in two color schemes and is perfect for gifting or party decor!
I found this quote while shopping for party decor for my niece’s graduation party. I wasn’t crazy about the tacky other frame I saw for sale in the store, so I updated a thrifted frame I already had on hand and designed my own “The tassel was worth the hassle” quote with a trendy chalkboard theme.
First, I wanted to share the frame project. This started as one of your classic ’80’s country designs. The pickled wood frame with a country blue and mauve matting that surrounds the picture of a…sofa?
Where do you hang a picture of a couch? …Above your couch?
I think I missed that tip somewhere along the way. Thankfully.
Well, I saw passed the dated print and thought the frame was great. I gave it a complete makeover with DecoArt’s new Americana Chalky Finish Paint. Love this stuff. This is not my first rodeo using this paint; I’ve used it on furniture several times now, and I love the versatility. I’ve been seeing at Michael’s for some time now.
First, it got a coat of “Refreshing.” It’s a soft shade of seafoam green.
Once that dried, I brushed on “Everlasting,” a crisp white. I worked the paint into the cracks with my brush, then wiped away the raised areas for an antiqued effect. It adds a little more depth and contrast to really accentuate the frame’s detail.
Next, I used my sanding block to rough it up a little and add even more dimension.
A coat of Soft Touch Varnish finished off this frame for a silky smooth finish.
The photo mat got a new shade of pink and I highlighted the second mat with antique gold metallic paint. It gives a nice shimmer.
Once the frame was done, I popped in my new design and it was party-ready!
Below are links to the 8×10 printables, designed by yours truly. Just click on the image you like for the Google Docs version and print! I made two color schemes, so choose your fave:
UPDATED 06/2016!! I’ve received several messages requesting smaller sizes. Click the links below to find your specific size!
Thanks for stopping by! I’ve got a few other graduation related posts if you would like to check them out:
Party Drinkware on a Budget, and the Cheapest Place to Find it!
Linking up and partying here: