It's a frame-up!

February 21st, 2009 in member junk     
Faeryhollow Faeryhollow, member
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I painted this old brown frame cranberry, added wrapping paper strips in the indentations for accent, and then highlighted with gold paint. The picture is actually taken from a magazine (not an antique).
I loved this frame, but the paint was almost all worn off and the details lost. I painted and antiqued it, and then matted these greeting cards to display in our upstairs bathroom.
I painted this old brown frame cranberry, added wrapping paper strips in the indentations for accent, and then highlighted with gold paint. The picture is actually taken from a magazine (not an antique).

I painted this old brown frame cranberry, added wrapping paper strips in the indentations for accent, and then highlighted with gold paint. The picture is actually taken from a magazine (not an antique).


I frequently come home from my thrift store jaunts with forlorn old frames. I enjoy restoring or re-imagining them and finding just the right pictures to put in them. These are just a couple of the ones that I've done.


Pattern or design used: My own design
posted in: member junk, Victorian, picture frames

Comments (5)

AndreaOpulentCottage writes: So pretty! That's clever to use the beautiful photo, too - it would be a shame to see that go to waste! Posted: 4:04 pm on February 23rd
georgiamoon writes: Very very very pretty. you have a definite style going on here. Very romantic and soft. I love it, Georgia Posted: 3:00 pm on February 22nd
gilswife writes: WOW!!! I like those!!! Discontinued Wallpaper books are great for doing that with too!!! Our home decor store gives them too me.Gotta love the freebies!!!!! ...Donna Posted: 1:37 pm on February 22nd
suewhitney writes: These are fabulous. I love your idea of incorporating the wrapping paper. Ingenious!

Be Well,
Sue Posted: 8:56 am on February 22nd
irishrovr writes:
Love what you've done to rejuvenate these great old frames!

Eileen http://ruralwisconsin.blogspot.com/ Posted: 10:46 pm on February 21st
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