Saturday, March 19, 2016

Painted Frames

I have been absent from my blog for a while.
The return to my seasonal job has me
trying to find a balance in life.
It's an adjustment every year.

My new favorite project is painting empty frames. 
 I've been purging my stockpile of them 
& giving them each a face lift.
I've painted them all the same 
color ivory & distressed the edges.

You know the look. It's a cute jumbled mess
of frames, usually on a mantle.
I think you could pull this off on top
of any dresser or buffet.


This kind of project takes up my kitchen table
for a few days!  It drives the family nuts!
But the truth is, they are selling as fast as
I can whip them out!

The very chunky one above was $1.50 at
a thrift store.  I got three like that. 

I plan to stock up at garage sales this summer.
Then you can often get frames for .50 to $1,
and maybe even free!

This pair above was already ivory.
I paid one dollar each. 

They had some chips & a nice crackle.

This large frame was a total rescue.
It had a very bad corner, which I 
had to reconstruct.  The pattern on it was
so pretty, I couldn't just toss this old frame.

It looks crude, but it already sold!
We'll just say THAT frame had character.

I bought two with a curvy edge.
Those little frames were only .10 each!

I hope I've inspired you to get out
that idle can of ivory paint!

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