Philip actually made these frames for me last year:
He built them, and I painted them with intentions of giving them away as Christmas gifts.
I really loved the way they came out. I had used some spare paint I had from doing a little bit of work in Addie's nursery, and that's probably where I went wrong. Every person I'd go to give a frame to, I'd decide against it because I didn't feel like the color represented them or their decor well.
I'm glad I held onto them, because as I was cleaning my craft room, I came across them and knew I had to redo them for the new nursery. So this morning, I grabbed my Folk Art silver metallic paint, some Mod Podge, scrapbook paper, paint brush, and a razor blade; and this is how they came out:
Not too shabby if I do say so myself. My first idea was to fill the frames with silhouettes of a little boy fishing, since my husband is a big fisher himself. Then I decided to just go with photos to add a touch of color to them. I may go with silhouettes down the road if little Gideon decides he's into fishing. The first picture is a photo of Philip's father probably around Philip's age. Gideon's middle name is after his grandpa Harry, so I figured it'd make a nice representation of where his name came from. The second picture is just a shot of Gracie, our Labradoodle. I have a picture of Gracie in Addie's room and it's always been a big hit with her, so I figured little mister may like it too.
So there they sit, just waiting for a Daddy to get home and hang them on the wall. I'm actually not allowed to puncture any sheet rock, per Philip's strict instructions. I honor them, since he did build this place himself ya know? He's a little picky about exact cms and things being square and all of that junk I don't care about.