Monday, January 11, 2010

Some Really Bad Photos of a Recent Makeover

Whew! Finally feeling a bit back to normal and the old routine after the holiday rush. I hope everyone had fabulous holidays.

I must apologize for the very, very bad photos in this post. I'm certainly no photographer to begin with and any kind of fancy SLR camera seems to be way off on the distant horizon. On the day I took these photos the lighting wasn't good and I was holding a squirming baby. But I wanted to share them anyway because by the time I get around to taking better photos - who knows what month it will be!

I know many people have this IKEA frame. As you probably know it is sold in black. I used to have it hanging on the back of our front door and I had wanted to rotate the images inside the frame with the seasons. That wasn't really working for me and we had a bare wall so it moved. I didn't like the black so I spray painted it this lovely creamy color. Can't remember the name. Instead of constantly framing and unframing the image, I decided to glue some cork board onto the back. Now I can rotate the images whenever I feel like it. I was inspired by this blogger and pinned up the few prize ribbons I own. I also noticed this month's Country Living has a similar idea featured.

A much more pleasant visual and I love how it now has more of a "3D" effect to bring more interest to the wall.

One other thing on my mind - has anyone else been getting lots of comment spam recently? I have the word verification on but they are still getting through. I recently had a whole slew on many various past posts. I'm trying to delete them as they come in but these spammers are getting the better of me. Anyone have any way to control them short of turning on comment moderation?


Cape Cod Rambling Rose said...

Love your makeover! I'd take a squirmy baby anyday! =)

As far as the spam goes, I do have comment moderation on (and I STILL get them from time to time). =O

Anonymous said...

Hi Sugar Bear,

I can vouch that your frame makeover is lovlier in person but it still looks lovely in your photos!

I think it's a really cool idea. I might need your expertise to help me with something similar for me!

Love ya,

Cathy said...

Hi Sugar,

I wish you could come and play with us at the P&P art fest in Savannah. I promise lots of photos upon our return.

xo Cathy

Alison Gibbs said...

Thanks for visiting my blog I love what you have done with the frame. I have been getting a few spam comments too so I just delete them

Dolores said...

Hi Sugar Bear,
Good to see you back again! I don't have comment moderation on, and I've never received any spam.....YET...... I'm reluctant to say that, for fear of it starting, but so far so good.

Your frame makeover looks great!

Ele at abitofpinkheaven said...

It looks great, and YES I'm drinking lots of cocoa!

The Rose Room said...

yep love the makeover as well! and your baby on your blog banner!

have had a lot of spam recently so turned on comment moderator thingy and it has stopped for the moment.

mostly for Viagra!!!

have noticed more and more blogs recently with the comment moderator turned on so guess it is widespread.

so annoying!


Kerryanne English said...

Great makeover Karla.

Spam seems to be a real problem for everyone at present. I had to turn on comment moderation to stop a bot that was automatically sending a porn message to one of my older posts. It seems to ahve stopped now.

Hugs ~ Kerryanne

Merci-Notes said...

Hi Karla,
You have the best makeovers!
And to place the cork in the frame is genius! :)
*no help on the spam but will investigate...

Scrappy Jessi said...

hey doll,
just popping in to say hi, and happy new year!!!
Have a fantastical weekemd.

Niesz Vintage Home said...

Nice makeover!
Great idea using the corkboard.


Jeanie said...

I have word verification and less than I did before I put it back in. They're pernicious!

The frame is great!

Jennifer said...

Billiant Karla!!!

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