Sunday, March 25, 2012

Pretty Frame Project

Here was my inspiration for this weekend's super easy project


Compliments of Miss Rachel over at My Vintage Verve.   Thanks Rachel!

I had picked up a vintage frame last year for my little Miss Melissa's room.  I wasn't quite sure how I would use it but I knew it would look great in her room.  Just this weekend I picked up another fabulous frame for a song when the Mr. and I were out and about.  I knew I was ready to tackle both of them as soon as we got home.
Actually, to be completely honest, it was my manly man that did all the work.  I can really only take the credit for spotting both frames.  Best part about this profect was both frames were beautiful when I discovered them, there was no need to repaint! 

So here is how they turned out and here are a few pictures of Melissa's room which I will do a post on one day. 

This frame came this color which is a cream and it matches Melissa's EA bedroom furniture so well

This frame is a gorgeous shade of pink that I plan to keep. This will probably end up in my office.

I found this very old french display case in Exeter NH two weeks ago at Cam's Antique's and I knew it would be perfect for Melissa's room.  The front is a door that opens to allow access to the two shelves. You can't see it in the photo but the mirror has that wonderful show of age.

Cute chandy (not old) that works perfect for her as a nightlight.  We will soon be spray painting it and adding a chain sleeve.

A free desk we got that I re-did and added decorative pulls to.  Fits perfectly in her room.

Another very old frame that I picked up for $10 (with mirror).  I did something very interesting with the mirror that I will share in another post.

No tutorial necessary for the chicken wire frames.  All you have to do is staple the chicken wire to the back of the frame and trim the excess (be sure to use a staple gun, not a desk stapler).

Hope you all had a wonderful weekend.
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  1. Great bargain finds! and what a great idea with the chicken wire. The frames are beautiul and even better when you don't have to repaint them! Love the cute chandy and the curtains are gorgeous!


  2. Hi Sharon,
    Thanks, the curtains are quite vintage. I think I have a total of 8 panels. I fell in love with them as soon as I found them. Their base color is a creamy tea stained color.
    Have a great day!

  3. Gorgeous frame! I have been wanting to make one of these to hang jewlery :)

  4. Lisa, what a beautiful project! Very, very pretty!

  5. Yikes...I see chicken wire and start getting chills. I replaced glass with chicken wire in an old hutch that I recently made over: I ended up having to use a separate piece for each window and staples were shooting through the wood. WHAT A MESS. However, it turned out great. Seeing what you did makes me want to go there again. You've got great stuff on your blog! Following on my way out. Thanks for visiting Shabby Sweet Tea!!


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