Monday, August 16, 2010

~repurposed old frame~

bedroom entrance

I have a new collage

in my bedroom.

Come on in ~

I’ll show you!

But first let me show you the original frame.


Picked this up at a garage sale for a mere couple of bucks. It actually was in worse shape before I took this photo. It was literally falling apart, but Cigar Man was able to tack and glue it back in one piece.

process Next step was to paint it. I used Rust-oleum Universal Metallic spray paint in “oil rubbed bronze”.

close up I liked the new color but it was a little flat so I touched it up with FolkArt acrylic paint in Metallic Antique Copper.

finished frame at an angle My 60% off custom framing coupon from JoAnn’s came in handy. I took my $2 frame that I’d applied $6 paint and had a mat cut for my grandbabies pics.

Their photos were taken in our back gardens; so I love that the collage is hanging by the window with a view of just that.

view of frame on wall bedview

Linking to Coastal Charm for Nifty Thrifty Tuesdays


Southern Hospitality’s Thrifty Treasures.


Ginny said...

It looks perfect on that wall, and so cool it's the wall on the side of the house with the garden the grandbabies were photographed. And they are soooo very cute!

Kim's Treasures said...

It's perfect! I love your room!

sissie said...

That turned out perfect. I love the oil rubbed bronze color and it also looks great in your bedroom.


marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

You did a fabulous job on the frame, and it looks wonderful with the collage. Your room is stunning. Hugs, Marty

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

What a difference a little paint makes.This is a lovely way to have the grandchildren near at all times.

Blondie's Journal said...

I love it, Marsha. And it's even sweeter with pictures of your sweeties in it. Nicely done!


P.S. Your bedroom is gorgeous!

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Love the redo! I need to check into that paint.
Stay cool!

Marsha (Sassy Mini Dolls) said...

Wonderful!! And you have such a beautiful bedroom!

I may just have to paint the frame I have this color. It was black, I painted it white but I think it's the wrong color for the wall and it's very similar to yours . . .


Yvonne @ StoneGable said...

Marsha, You did a wonderful job with this frame. I LOVE the finish you chose for it against your blue walls. What a lovely contrast. Your bedroom is beautiful and luxurious!
But the best part are the darlings in the frame. So adorable!

podso said...

What a pretty blue room! And great job on the frame. It looks very nice, and of course the pictures contained therein are the best part of it all! Your photography on recent posts (and always) has been lovely. Hope you have a great week!

Wanda @ Just Vintage said...

What a beautiful frame! It looks lovely in your room. And thank you for telling us the brand and colors you used. It's always so frustrating to know you've seen a color you love, but have no idea what it is.

Keep Calm and Decorate said...

The frame turned out beautifully! I am a big fan of ORB!!!

Tracy's Trinkets and Treasures said...

Beautiful frame for a beautiful room.

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Marsha, the frame looks great and what a pretty bedroom. Love the trunk.

Robin said...

I LOVE that frame!!! It looks so great, but made even better by the pictures of your precious family!

LOVE the bed, too!


Nestled In Rosenberg said...

GREAT job on the frame! Looks great in your cozy room.

Debbie said...

Marsha your bedroom is gorgeous...truly is...that trunk is awesome too. I love vintage style. Every Friday I have a thrift party too I would love for you to join in...also, this Wednesday I have a before and after party I would love if you could make it. Debbie

Lindy said...

Love the frame and the little one in it. Couldn't help but notice the sheers on the window, too.


Dragonfly Treasure said...

Just beautiful!

Vintagesouthernlife said...

The frame turned out great.Thanks for sharing the paint colors. I'm trying to darken a gold frame and nothing I've tried has worked.

Your bedroom is beautiful and I love the trunk!

Nancy said...

The frame looks stunning. I love oil rubbed bronze finishes. Your bedroom is so serene. Love it!

Betsy from Tennessee said...

What a 'steal' you got Marsha... You did a great job with that frame --and of course, the pictures of your grands inside are PRICELESS!!!!

Love your big bed and that cedar chest is to die for. Is that a family one you have inherited???


Blessedmom's Simple Home said...

Very pretty. I didn't know you could get a mat custom cut like that at Joanns either. Your room looks beautiful.

khaye said...

nice picture. this my first drop on your blog. hope you can drop by too.

Elizabeth and Gary said...

Hi Marsha,
Your frame turned out GREAT!. I love to reuse old frames. New ones can be very costly. The grand-babies photo's as so sweet in the new frame. Nothing like our grand-kids to bring a smile to ones face.
Have a wonderful day, hugs~Elizabeth

Pink Roses and Teacups said...

Hi Marsha,

Nice to meet you! I am here from Coastal Charm. This frame came out great! it's looks perfect in your lovely bedroom!


Confessions of a Plate Addict said...

Love the frame re-do! Your bedroom is so pretty! I hope you are having a great week!...hugs...Debbie

Jeralee said...

Here from Coastal Charm. with the great details in that frame, it was destined to be something great... Add in some cute pics of the grandkids, EVEN better. I like what you did with it.

Rhoda @ Southern Hospitality said...

Really pretty makeover on that frame! And your bedroom looks so calm & peaceful.