Sunday, February 7, 2010

Thrift store frames used for decorating

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I bought these two frames for less then 5 bucks each. I took off the canvas and the yucky pictures…they didn’t come with glass. I thought they might be nice painted and used for decorating accents. Do you have any frames lying around ? Think of the endless possibilities – colors, textures, sizes you can use to add a punch to any space and at a thrifty price.

Linking up to Susan for Met Monday:

http://betweennapsontheporch.blogspot.com/

 

Hugs ~ Kammy

 

49 comments:

Pat@Back Porch Musings said...

They look great, Kammy!

I love love love the white pitchers.

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Both are wonderful frames. I love the detail. Your pitcher collection is just fabulous too. Hugs, Marty

Lori E said...

I do have some oak frames hanging about that would look much better black.
Have you left any black paint in the stores for the rest of us? Lol

Kathleen said...

I don't know...I think they would look better...GAUDY GOLD! LOL

Marilyn said...

Hi, those are great looking frames. Sarah and I went to the Goodwill on Broadway in Denver yesterday and EVERYTHING was half off! It was fun looking for goodies, and did bring some things home. It was almost as crowded at the Art Museum. Too many people for me! I am pretending it isn't white and gray outside today. How about you?

Deanna said...

Kammy,
Your frames are great! These thrifty buys are such fun to come across.
Have a great week and Happy Valentine's Day!
d from homehaven

Glenda/MidSouth said...

They look great!

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

Very nice, Kammy!
Those pitchers are gorgeous! Love the creamy whites. Glad your back, up and running again. It's snowing here right now too! BAH, HUMBUG. I am ready for some Spring! Cindy

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

Wow, I'm keeping my eye out for some pretty frames! Great idea!

Linda (Nina's Nest) said...

Kammy, those frames turned out so beautifully! Oh, and I have pitcher #2 and 3 from the left! Love 'em all! Linda

The Lone Star Queen said...

The frames look great. Isn't it amazing what a little paint can do? The white pottery is lovely!

Struggler said...

I definitely need to get my act together with some new/thrifted frames for all the bits and pieces of "art" I have lying around waiting to make it onto a wall.

Patti said...

great minds think alike...stop over to see my post today!

Sonia said...

Very nice Kammy! I love frames and they look so nice layered and painted!

Mary Ellen (megardengal) said...

Your frames look great Kammy and I love the scrolly thing in the previous blog entry too! The other blog entry with the antelope pictures could be pictures we see everytime we go to Aguilar for our minitry stuff we have there- It is always still amazing to me everytime I see them!

~ Sonny ~ said...

I'll be looking for frames everywhere I go now and its all your fault.. Your's look terrific and the display of them with your pitchers is PERFECT~! we'll done indeed.
Blessings
Sonny

Allison Shops said...

Nice change. I like them much more now. Love your white pitcher collection.

Sandra said...

Ms Kammy, very nice! I think the frames looks stunning now. I love the pitchers too.
Sandra

susan said...

Kammy-Love the painted frames-SO much better, I love that burlap background too! Great photos!

Blessedmom's Simple Home said...

Very pretty Kammy. I love all the white pitchers above them too.
Blessings,
Marcia

Phyllis AROUND THE HOUSE said...

The frames are so pretty after you painted them and I like the way you display them, Kammy you are just so creative, I always love to see what you come up, love the pitcher as well, so pretty;;;;love it when you come visit...Phyllis

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Kammy, Those look so great! laurie

Enchanted Rose Studio said...

You did a beautiful job on the frames, Kammy! Great find! Love the detail on both of the frames!

Cheers!
Tina

Tammy518 said...

Your frames look great with the candles and burlap!

Tammy@InStitches said...

They look great, thanks for stopping by !

kim said...

I love when frames are displayed layered like that. Thanks for visiting my blog...KIm

Kathysue said...

Thrify,clever and oh so pretty,Kathysue

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

You always have such great frames Kammy! I love the detail in these.

Sarah @ Hennessey House said...

what a fantastic idea. the black and white is so classic, and the details on the frames come out even better now. gorgeous makeovers.

ALVN of WhisperWood Cottage and Junkologie said...

Great frames! I really like the burlap backdrop, too!

Lori said...

What a great find. i've actually found a few things at my local thrift store and will be showing them soon.

i have a get your craft on Thurs. party and would love for you to join.

Thanks for the sweet comments and for stopping by..

Joyce said...

I never throw away a frame. Have a closet full of them just waiting for a project. Love your pretty little collection of pitchers. Take a peak at my Valentine blog tea post on Monday. If you were closer in miles you would have definitely been on the invite list:)
Joyce

Debbie said...

Hi Kammy, Thanks for stopping by my blog. I hope you come again...I see your favorite movie was Avatar...me too!!~ I loved it, and was not sure I would going into it. You have a beautiful blog and I am glad you led me the way to it!!~

Dawn said...

No worries Kammy! You were probably out painting. At least you get things done.

Your comment about lights on the roof would be funny but it's too true, there have been helicopters involved, and dogs too. There was one day I couldn't even go home, they had the whole block closed while searching for someone there!Oh for the days when it was just a bunch of loud college boys reving their enigines and peeling out in the middle of the night!
Hugs,
Dawn

2sisters said...

They turned out gorgeous! I am working on a project with empty frames, and your's turned out beautiful!
teri

xinex said...

Very nice, Kammy. And yes, I have a lot of frames laying around b/c I do oil painting when I get in the mood. In fact, I used one of the frames for my tablescape today...Christine

Sara's Sweet Surprise said...

Kammy~ what a nice transformation to the thrift store frames. Repurposing them enhanced the beautiful details.
It's so fun when you find those hidden treasures while thrifting.
I adore your collection of white pitchers. I've just starting collecting. My hubby gave me a white porcelain set of square dishes (recently) for my B-Day. So...come summer I'd like to have a few pitchers to pair them with.
Haven't seen you for awhile, stop by for a visit:)

Sweet wishes,
Sara

Shelia said...

HI Kammy! Oh the frames look great! Look great just sitting there!
Thanks for popping in to see me!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

junkdreams said...

So happy to find your blog...it is so pretty!
Happy day!
xojanis

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

Hey Kammy,
Are you still spring cleaning over here?? Didn't they tell you it's still winter girl! lol. I am feeling a little like spring cleaning myself but it looks too much like winter here. Hugs, Cindy

Elyse said...

these came out beautifully, kammy! frames are great in all sizes. paint sure does rock!

xo
elyse

GardenofDaisies said...

I thought I had hit the follow button for your blog a long time ago... but I guess I forgot to hit save or something. Anyway, I am following now! Love your creative spirit!

Wendy said...

Great frames! I have an overflowing box of thrifted frames I need to do something with!

Liz said...

I've just discovered your blog and before I knew it 1 1/2 hrs flew by as I kept clicking on 'older posts'. Inspiring and wonderful blog. You are on my daily read list for sure!

Texas Preacher Woman said...

Love, love, love these frames! (And your scrolly thingie, too, from your previous post!) They look sooooo fresh!

Grins,
Pamm

Beth said...

Kammy, are you lucky enough to live in Estes Park??? One of our favorite places to visit! I see you've been blogging just under a year and have over 300 fans...wow! That speaks to the quality of your blog.
Today was my first visit, but it won't be the last.
Blessings - Beth

Katie said...

Beautiful, and you've inspired me. I have a family picture, but I need something larger to help fill my space, so I think I'll put a big, empty black frame around it!

Amber said...

Love this idea!

Karen said...

OMG I have to laugh. I have bought beautiful old antique frames, no pictures or anything - you can literally see the wire and they are crumbling and broken. I lean them up against things, on my mantle, on our bakers rack on top of the hall hutch. And every time my FIL comes over he laughs and exclaims "Call the cops somebody stole Karen's paintings!" He just thinks it is the strangest thing to not have any pictures or paintings in them. :) I LOVE THEM! just the way they are!
Great post! (Can you tell I'm backlogged on blogging! I need to catch up!)
:) Karen