Using Picture Frame Samples

March 28th, 2014 in member junk     
GypsyBarn Jasmin Marisett, contributor
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The finished piece. now FUNKtional as well.
I originally was just going to leave it as a piece of chevron wall art. Or maybe use it as an arrow for a sign, but I wanted something functional for home decor use. So a lovely back drop for a candle holder came to mind.
Here are the pieces of frame samples I was given. They sat FOREVER! I honestly had no clue what I was going to do with them. However a customer came into my store one day and we were having a grand ol time talking junk. I showed her these and said.... Im stumped. So we pulled them out and started playing with them. As she pieced them together  I said.. WAIT! Thats IT!!!!!
AS you can see here. There is so much detail to them. Not jsut boring lain frames. So it was ideal that they get used in a manner that would show them off, feature them as the main piece and not just blend away behind a bigger design.
For extra stability, I used wood glue to adhere them to the barnboard, but also nailed them in. I came in through the back of the barnboard so they wouldnt be visible from the front. I also used a little E6000 in the ridge of each frame to adhere it to the next frame part.
A tiny little pull from a drawer was used to hang the candle. I painted it black to blend into the piece.
And last but not least, the candle.
The finished piece. now FUNKtional as well.

The finished piece. now FUNKtional as well.


I went in so many directions with this piece before it became the candle holder. The important thing to me was, I saw this as more of a challenge from someone and I couldn't  just leave it simple. I had to step it up a notch. It was a small notch. But it worked.
Now, I'm sure one could remove the candle and use it as a plant hanger, or picture hanger, a basket..... anything. But for now - I have started the creative process as a candle holder.


Pattern or design used: My own design - Chevron Wall art/candle holder
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Comments (5)

gadgetsponge writes: Love the classy look of it all. I've drooled over frame samples like these but definitely didn't have any ideas as good as this one! Posted: 7:50 am on April 10th
CottageElements writes: Love the look of this! It also has a very contemporary feel. Thanks for sharing, Jasmin! Fun project!

Lani Posted: 1:44 pm on March 31st
GypsyBarn writes: Thank you! I think I need to bust out of my neutral colour palette I am so accustom to though considering what the look seems to be in the upcoming design trends for interior decor! D'oh!
Posted: 10:42 am on March 31st
MichL writes: Love the project and the subtle color combination. Lovely! I think the idea of a plant holder is great, too. Posted: 8:09 am on March 28th
suewhitney writes: Great idea, Jasmin! A perfect use for these samples. You're rockin' it girl!

Be Well,
Sue Posted: 7:55 am on March 28th
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