I thought I'd share a few recent projects with you. Both are frame projects that I picked up at local thrift stores.
These first two I found at The Salvation Army last summer. I actually bought several others that I have used for other projects, but I still had these two remaining. They were professionally framed so I snatched all of them up as soon as I saw them!
I purchased matching ivory mats at Hobby Lobby for just a few dollars each. Next I needed something to put in them. I found these great antique feather and egg prints at The Graphics Fairy. They were free downloads, so I simply printed them on heavy weight bristol board and then added them to the frames. I did use a french matting technique on the mats. I simply purchased a fine point gold marker and added the lines to the mats. Love these and who would have thought they cost under $6 each?? Not me!
I found this framed needlepoint at a local antique store. I think I paid $8 for it. I knew I could use the frame for something and as an added bonus the needlepoint was attached to a wooden board that I knew I could use to paint something on. No cutting a board required here!
My sister-in-law, Kami just opened a new real estate company and I used the frame to display her logo for her new office. I didn't have a photo of just the picture, so as an added bonus my sweet in-laws and Virginia Kate are in the picture! I need to go and take a few more pictures at her office. I can't wait to share the table we painted! Hopefully I'll get by and snap a few pictures soon.
You can check out Kami's website here.