Prima Carte Blanche Frame with Shari Carroll

Ok… so I need some sort of intervention because I have this serious problem of loving GREY and silver!! It’s in my closet, my wall paint, my furniture, even the siding on my house. Oy!

Shari Carroll Prima C 1

This frame idea came to mind because I’ve been collecting “C’s” for my wall in my living room. I have them in galvanized steel, black and white and even mirrored. I wanted to make something special for the arrangement. A Shabby chic look is what I was going for and the Salvage Papers by Prima were perfect for my idea.

Shari Carroll Prima C 5

I personalized my piece by adding our last name… after all… it’s the reason I collect “C’s”. I opened up the Heart Locket to use it as a frame, then added the letters to the background paper.

Shari Carroll Prima C 4

I was able to change what were grungy metal pieces into a shabby chic look by adding white gesso and silver paint.

Shari Carroll Prima 2 C

I have shot a full process video showing how to make this, you can view it below or on our YouTube channel.


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I hope I’ve given you some inspiration to create something personal for your home! Enjoy!

  1. Hi Shari, I can see why you like grays and silver. They are and can be beautiful.
    This art piece is just gorgeous. Thank you for sharing thus inspiration with us..

  2. DELIGHTFUL decor piece Shari!!!
    LOVE how you have transformed the frame into a TREASURE filled with delicate detail & dimension!!!
    THANK YOU for sharing your CREATIVE INSPIRATION and video, it was especially fun watch the AMAZING detail of your “C”!!!
    … sure hope you share your “wall of C’s” with us soon :)

  3. I loved this project. The way you got the letter C to look was my favorite part. I want to make a shabby chic dimensional art like this but I think I will add pink and aqua. Thanks for the inspiration!

  4. I finally sat down tonight to watch your video, Shari (with a bowl of popcorn!) Loved watching you create this gorgeous framed piece! ♥

  5. Recently found a link to some amazing dies from simon says…and I am falling in love with all the ideas…like the collage of items in the frames…I want to get busy now…so much inspiration…and such variety…Wow.

  6. Love what you did! I think the decor in your home must be sooo very relaxing! Thanks for sharing. Maybe someday I’ll start re-doing my house! It takes so long to get it where you want it that just when you’re done, you have to start over again at the beginning! LOL

  7. I’m sure people request of you to make something for them and they will pay you. Adding the embellishments to the projects reminds me of attaching items to a cake with frosting. Shari, you ALWAYS inspire.

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