Thursday, October 6, 2011

Picture Frame Re-Do

My mother-in-law gives me lots of old treasures...she is a garage sale/estate sale/antique shop regular. Last winter she passed along two empty frames that had been sitting in her basement. 
Um, ornate frame = blank canvas!

So, I have to admit that both frames ended up sitting in my basement until just a few weeks ago.
I was looking for a unique way to display some of the necklaces I sell in my Etsy shop at an upcoming sale,
and this is what I came up with....

We had some leftover paint sample cans and I decided to use one of the colors that ended up being too dark for our bathroom re-do (you can check that out here).

I sanded down the frame, then painted on two coats of the robin's egg blue paint. 
Once it was dry, I cut poster board to fit the size of the frame opening, covered the board with scrapbook paper, and popped it into place. 

The necklaces are hanging from push pins that I stuck into the back of the frame!

Once the sale was over, I simply took out the push pins and finished decorating the poster board!


Katie said...

Love the color you painted the frame!
Thanks for joining the hop!
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Ashley said...

I love the color too!

Jazmin @ The Miller's said...

Love love love this!
Very lovely.