Sunday, 22 April 2012

Home Sweet Home

I have a bit of recycling to share today. This oval frame was a rather ugly shade of brown when I spotted it but I thought it had potential. The moulding was pretty and it looks so much better with it's new white look.

I used a couple of paper flowers that I bought last week at Alexandra Palace and added a couple made using my tattered floral die with felt and fabric. Taking the glass out meant I could string the banner across the frame and I love the blue of this Studio Calico paper set against the white.

Keep your eyes peeled for old frames that might not look very nice as they are but look a whole lot better once given a spray painted finish. It's also a good solution if you want to give a unifom look to a collection of mismatched frames and I think white frames give a modern look.

Let me know if you give a new lease of life to an unloved frame.

12 comments:

Julie Kirk said...

This is so pretty Amanda. I love the colours you've used.

I painted a large old ornate black frame that once had a weird canvas in [found in a loft] and which James accidentally tore! So I reckoned the frame was up for grabs after that! It's now clean, white and propped up in our bedroom with a new painting inside.

:-)

Wrightboysmum said...

You know I love that paper a lot. Fab frame and you're right the moulding is lovely.
I actually have an ugly brown frame I'm looking at now on the dresser. I feel a paint session coming on lol.

Sian said...

I love that paper a lot too. It's perfect with the fresh new paint colour. Just lovely!

Sarah H said...

Oh this is so pretty! The frame looks lovely painted white and the mini bunting is perfect strung across the frame.

Sandra said...

Ooohhhhh it's so so pretty

Alana said...

Fab frame and decoration. The colours you have use look great together. I've been doing a bit of recycling as well recently but not frames but draws:)

favouriteworkofart said...

its so lovely, mand, i'd *love* one for our house!

Glen said...

Very cute Amanda. I have painted several photo frames that I bought from one of our local charity shops. *Ü* I just haven't added the photos yet! TFS and for the inspiration. So much to do...so little time. *Ü* LOL. ~Glen~

alexa said...

The blue and white and deep yellow makes for such a fresh and sunny composition! And you'll know I am already a sucker for white in any form ... :).

Clare said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog. It's nice to know there are fellow crafty people in Kent! You did a great job with the frame, it looks lovely painted white with the little banners across it.

Nathalie said...

I love this project Amanda!!! I love what you did with the old frame and the banner is so pretty against the background fabric you used!!! Very, very nice!

Annie xx TheFeltFairy said...

Love it xxx Bunting is my passion xx