I must admit - everytime I am at a yardsale, I find myself sifting through piles of used picture frames. I always think "I can paint that" or "I can put a cute picture in that one!". The last yardsale I went to, I left with a GARBAGE BAG full of used picture frames. Little ones, medium sized ones, large ones, jumbo ones, you name it . . . I had to have them all!
My favorite ones are that ones that stump me. I know I can do something with it . . . but what? How can I prim that up a little? I pulled this little gem out of the bag over the weekend. It was already cute - it was a light blue frame with a strand of small blocks across the bottom reading "Baby". Cute enough right? Well I stared at it . . . and stared . . . and stared until it hit me.
Well, I do not need any BABY frames at our house since the youngest is 12 so I had to do a little something to it! I cut the little baby blocks off of the front and started sanding. So, here is my project - I am thinking of painting some trusty stars on the frame to add some punch but I haven't gotten to that yet . . .
I painted it a Barn Red and used an old piece of homespun to hang a rusty bell from the front. I love the way it turned out . . . don't you?
My husbands gets on me for having so many junky yard sales items around but I remind him, if I am going to have a lot of something, aren't you glad it is 10 cent items and that I am not out shopping at the name brand places for my fix?
Have a great day!