Tuesday, May 22, 2012

~frames being listed in my etsy shop today~

A kid in a candy store.
That's me when I see piles of old wood with it's layers of chipping paint.
I love it when you turn the piece of wood over and in pen it says something like, 
"left master bedroom window"
Each piece has a story.
Each piece was once used in an old farmhouse kitchen, a school classroom, 
an old general store.......
The layers of paint tell a story, and although I don't know the history of each one, it's fun to reminisce about where it could have been.

Turning this old wood into picture frames has been a passion of mine for years.
I love how each piece comes together differently, and I love how they looked grouped together on a shelf, or in a mass on a wall.

I take the time when I put each frame together, making sure it is sturdy and well made for you.
Each piece is cut on my chop saw, then ran through my router table.
I use a biscuit joiner and wood glue to make sure the pieces have a tight fit, and then use a air nailer for extra strength.
They are fitted with glass at my local frame shop, and have backing and flexi points put in.
Each one is shipped with care to you.
 I will be listing these in my etsy shop today.
{link at the top of this page}

These can be hung either horizontally or vertically.
 I am off for vacation and will be back early next week.


~ rooms FOR rent ~ said...

I LOVE LOVE LOVE each of these!! It's so hard to choose which one for a favorite!! I thought I was crazy for always looking for all scrappy wood, glad to know you enjoy it too! Great job on the frames.. I LOVE them :) ~Bre

WhiteWhispers2u said...

I love the look of these frames as well.There are two I see that I want but you only have one listed so far.I will keep checking back.I like the first frame in the first photo with the lil boy in it, larger frame.~Cheers Kim

Ashley @ Life with Kids said...

I love how these frames look. I will be checking out your etsy shop for sure!!

make sure you enter my giveaway!

♥ Ashley


Woodside Park said...

Melanie ~
Your frames are so thoughtfully and skillfully made. I love their charm, history, patina and imperfections....just like life. A lovely way to frame everyday life, friends and families. I admire your talents ;-)
xo, Loi

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Lauren said...

I miss you at Ruffles to Rust! I got quite a few of your amazing frames there!

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Andrew said...

While these haven't got the complete size of a daily table, they still provide you with the advantage of getting a hard and fast table wherever you'll be able to mount your router and permits you constant (although smaller) work space and practicality.

Unknown said...

picture Frame is increrible , look vintage ..
i usually use plate joiner to make Picture frame

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