Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Vintage frames for your vintage photos...

Well folks, its time for another installment of "My Mom's Basement." This week, these um, er, lovely? frames are brought to you courtesy of the black hole that is my mom's cellar. OK, so, they aren't so lovely right now, just hold your horses. Nothing a little spray paint can't fix. Ahhhh, spray paint, the crafter's Prozac...it hides all the imperfections... :)

After that, I hit the edges with a little silver glaze and then in pops a HUGE bag of brown burlap that I got from freecycle (I KNOW...who just gives away burlap??!?!?!? I mean seriously. I should mention, that the person who gave away the burlap happens to read this blog. And to answer your question Penny, no, you may not have the burlap back now. Sorry :)

After hot gluing the burlap to the back of the large frame, I made a couple of fabric flowers from the burlap, added some cute silver buttons to tie in the glaze and VOILA, magic.

After hanging the large frame on the wall, I figured out where I wanted to hang the small frame and nailed through the burlap into the wall. Then, I hung the small frame on that nail, and I am LOVING how this looks.

This is a photo of my grandmother (still living), and I just love this era. She looks so sassy...and she is, BELIEVE ME! :)

This would work great for any photo tho I think, it doesn't HAVE to be a vintage photo to look great in these frames!!!!

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  1. This is absolutely gorgeous! What a great idea and beautiful framing.

    I'm so glad you linked it to Tip Junkie. I've also bookmarked it to feature a I know my readers will adore it.

  2. LOVE THEM!!! Clicky heeled

  3. HI! This is my first time in your blog and have to say I love love LOVE IT! I had to become a follower, so I can visit more often! And LOVE those picture frames!

    Greetings from Finland!

    - Jaana

  4. Lol, Nikki, I love that you were able to use the fabric. After sewing 3 Star Wars Jedi costumes at Halloween, I was tired of the extra sitting around.

  5. that's adorable! I just saw a mother-load of frames at the goodwill yesterday - I may have to run back today and do a little copying! Thanks! ;)

  6. OOOhhh! I love it! That really does look fantastic framing an old pic! Great job!