Thursday, March 28, 2013

~thrifty thurdsay~

This weeks project shows you how you can re-use an old picture frame and give it a new life.
I'm going to start out with the after this week....

 This is what it started out life as.
Your ordinary wood picture frame, purchased at a thrift store for $4.99.
 Then the fun part, going to the craft store.
I really didn't know even what I was going to do with this frame up until about 2 pm yesterday when I walked into the store.
That is where I saw this metal {1/2} basket.
I brought my frame with me, which was helpful, and it turned out to be the perfect fit.
I grabbed some paper, ribbon, flowers, and other odds and ends and came home to get to work.

The first thing I did {which I didn't get a picture of}
was to paint the glass inside the frame with chalkboard paint.
While that was drying I used DARK Annie Sloan wax and went over the whole frame. It really made it look much richer, and it started to take on a Pottery Barn~ish look! )


 I screwed the basket onto the bottom.
Then I added paper and burlap flowers, and a little twine.
 I printed out a label I found on the Graphics Fairy website,
  and added it to the label holder on the front.
 Once the chalkboard 
{glass piece} 
was back in place, I added a little book, some papers, and odds and ends, and hung it on the wall.



 I probably spent about $20 total, but you could do it for less with things you have laying around.

What do you think?
I kinda like it!
xoxo

19 comments:

baju kaos distro online said...

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Meg said...

love your new header. it looks great.

Anonymous said...

Love the frame/basket project! Where did you find the basket and the burlap flowers?

Melaine Thompson said...

The basket I got at Ben Franklin and the burlap flower at michaels! Thank you!

Blondie's Journal said...

This is really cute...a great idea for picture frames you might have lying around!

XO,
Jane

Mary Ann at classic•casual•home said...

Very fun...and I love your new header!

Anna said...

It turned out fabulously! Super fun chalkboard :)

Lisa @ Shine Your Light said...

Adorable….I love the basket and flowers!

{northern cottage} said...

i'm smitten by this combination of goodies...the basket, the flowers, the frame - awesome job!

Susie from Bienvenue said...

I love it!!!!!

Rhonda said...

Love the idea!Have really enjoyed your new "thrifty thursday" projects. Great inspiration :) Kind of miss your blog list on the right hand side, was an easy guide to hop around blogland.

Fishtail Cottage said...

love it!

Robin said...

It's adorable. What a fun way to use an old picture frame.

Lynda @ Happenstance Home said...

It is adorable! That basket is the perfect addition.

Anonymous said...

Love it!

That basket is the cutiest thing

Heather

Sandi @ The Primitive Skate said...

Love this! What a clever idea!

Rachel said...

Cute!

Denise Sabia said...

adorbs! and I just found a metal basket under the guest bed. surprise. perfect timing. totally copying this project.
denise

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