Monday, March 29, 2010

Frames, Frames, Frames


Here's a little project I have been working on. I got these frames from my mom because she wanted to sell them in our annual garage sale. (gasp!) I know, I thought there must be some creative way to use these 3 frames. They were just begging me to get my hands on them! (wait...that didn't sound so good..) Anyways, they started out like this:


Then, with a couple coats of white paint and some distressing (you know I love to do this to old frames), here you have an architectural work of art. You like?? It has taken up residence in my laundry/craft room on a bare wall. It is the first thing I see when I walk in. And it makes me smile. :0)




HouseofGrace

22 comments:

  1. I really love the graphic look of these empty frames. I have a whole pile of old frames and this is a great idea to use them :)

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  2. I love the distressing you did...can you share how you did it? I have some inexpensive black poster type frames (I'm assuming they are plastic but look kind of like metal) and I want to paint them white but not bright white...any suggestions?

    Thx

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  3. Neat project and I love the way you painted the frames!

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  4. Thanks guys!

    Care-in, I actually used barn paint (eek!) that we had from painting outside. But any white acrylic or latex paint will work just fine. And to distress them, I simply used a sandpaper block to sand around the edges. Quite messy, but so worth it!

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  5. I love these! Seriously awesome! I might just have to follow you! Come visit if you get a chance!

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  6. Lovely. You have a great eye for style!!!

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  7. I just helped a friend do a frame, it was that shiny gold, we distressed it silver, it was an easy fun project! You did a great job!

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  8. I have always loved the look of empty frames hanging on the wall as art. I have one question. Do you attach the smaller frames to the large one, then hang it? I always wondered how the ones that don't touch the wall were hanging. Anyway, I love it.
    Brooke

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  9. Brooke, great question! My husband just used a nail and hammered the small frames to the large one. We had to use a rather long nail since the frames were a little thick. Then we just hung the big frame on the wall with frame hooks. Super easy! Hope that helps!

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  10. I LOVE this! Oh my what a great idea!

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  11. Very cool! I love the distressing!

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  12. Great idea! Layering frames (with or without pictures in them) is definitely hot right now! Frametastic! LOL!

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  13. Very pretty. I really like how you arranged them.

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  14. Hi! I'm a new follower! If I can get my comment to work! Hope you'll stop by. Found you on New Friend Friday!

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  15. Welcome Julie! I always love new followers!

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  16. Hi! Linking over from Remodelaholic...I love what you did with the frames! I have a serious weakness for empty frames!!

    I am now following!!
    Karen

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  17. I have a frame collection and I want to do this. I just need to get my butt in gear! I have the paaint and everything- I just wish it would stop raining!

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