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Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Making Do with Old Frames

As I've harped on—ooops, I mean said many times before, you can make do with things you have around the house. And since I have a plethora of old frames, I decided to freshen them up with a coat of pure white paint. Now, if the old finish shows through in some places, all the better since I love the chippy look anyway.

Just hot glue some of the roses to a corner or two and it entirely changes the old look to a fresh new one.

Close up.

These two I thought were beyond hope but not so after I painted the frames and let some of the "cracks" show through.



  1. Thanks for your visit...and this is very clever and creative! :D

  2. My favorite frames are old frames. That's what we look for in thrift shops. I like the rose accents on yours.

  3. That is funny that I read this post because I bought some white paint and am planning to paint some shelves that I have been getting at some garage sales for my craft space. However I dont want them to be just white. I am going for that distressed white look. Am going to redo my desks, shelves and stuff too.. Your frames look great and have inspired my to get busy!

    I came by your blog to introduce myself. My name is Sherry and I am a new Bloggerette Sorority Sister. I have only been blogging for 3 weeks so I missed the rush, but I look forward in joining in on the events to come. I would be honored if you came by for a visit at Hope to see you there!

    Take Care~ Sherry

  4. Connie you did a great job with the frames and even added a little frufru. I too have a huge amount of frames and am thinking of taking the glass out and just painting them all white or pink and make little bulletin boards with them until I find some pretty pictures to go in them. Love and hugs, Pat

  5. Connie, not sure what happened to my post, but I love the new/old frames and the cute little flowers in the corners. You still amaze me with your talent. Love and hugs, Pat

  6. Gorgeous frame makeovers with your specialty pretty roses! I absolutely adore the 2nd and 3rd prints ~ who did those? The Keep Calm print is the prettiest one of those I've ever seen!

    Love you,
    Angelic Accents

  7. Very pretty! Reminds me I should go up in the attic and bring down some of my old frames. It's amazing what a little bit of paint can do!


  8. I love repainting and repurposing..and you did a great job.:)

  9. Wow.. I simply found your blog by mistake and boy I'm I glad I did I'm lovin your blog!!!How cute those lil roses are they really give those pictures a new look.. I love it!!! Not only are you fallin in love with your old treasures but you are saving money and recycling all at the same time.. GREAT IDEAS...
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  10. You did good!!! Love the little roses accents!


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