A Little Makeover...


A while ago I found two prints at a thrift store...very pretty, but nothing that would work in my home.  What I was more attracted to was the style and nice size of the frames, as well as the distressed finish and small display area.  The green color wouldn't work, so I decided to paint them white. (Remember, you can click on any photo to enlarge it)


I distressed them and allowed bits of the green and previous distressing to show through...


Then I found an antique egg print from The Graphics Fairy and printed two 3" x 5" copies on matte photo paper.  That way, I could cut out nice borders around one egg on each print...


I used a scrap mat that I had, and cut pieces to back the egg prints...
nothing perfect, I did it by eye...


and used a glue stick to assemble it all onto old dictionary pages which I cut to the size of the glass opening. 


This is a 3-D piece, and I did not want to place it under glass,  so I just used the gluestick to apply it right onto the glass surface...


I think this treatment is quite a dramatic, inexpensive transformation!  I'm trying to train my brain to look more at frame shapes when I am treasure hunting...so much can be done with them!






I am joining Kim at Savvy Southern Style for Wow Us Wednesday
and
Karen at The Graphics Fairy's Brag Monday

Until next time...

29 comments

  1. Linda, what a great project. Easy and clever! I like the fact that you gave it a 3D look. Ann

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  2. It's so fun to see your clever creations! Lovely!

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  3. these turned out perfect, just my style. LOVE those frames, such a great find!! did I tell you congrats on your feature in RH? Always love coming to visit!

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  4. I love those frames and what you did with them is just adorable!

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  5. Your new frames are wonderful, love those "big" ones- with litte display place.
    And your way of gluing the image on top of the glass is a great idea, and wonderful to make it a 3-D, Linda.
    Hugs from Dorthe

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  6. I love how you did this! They look wonderful.

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  7. How cute! I love that you glued it to the front of the glass.

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  8. Good tips Linda. The eggs are sweet. There are a lot of frames out there. I bought an enormous solid wood frame someone had painted baby blue on Saturday for $3.00.

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  9. Linda- Those are good tips-great idea gluing it to the glass! I love your frames and those eggs are just so cute- Blessings- xo Diana

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  10. These turned out great. Love the vintage paper background. Frames do look great white.

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  11. I especially like the distressing with the hint of green showing from underneath. Cool transformation!

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  12. So cute!! I love that you used the dictionary page with the word "egg" as the background.

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  13. Linda,
    Here you have another cute project..glad that I came by and saw it.

    Blessings,
    Linda

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  14. What a wonderful find.... I think your eye is pretty well trained already!!!

    I love the distressing you have done... they are stunning now

    Karenx

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  15. My, my, my...you are just too creative--these are just too sweet!
    Kari

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  16. These are too cute! What a great idea!

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  17. Hello Linda!

    Your creation is inspiring!
    Thanks for sharing

    Ciao Bella
    Sensible Sarah

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  18. Thanks for coming by my blog and taking the time to leave me a sweet comment! I've been catching up on posts I've missed and enjoying them immensely. So much good stuff here!
    Liz

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  19. What a lovely project! I love when my blogger friends find something (especially inexpensively) and then transform it with their creativity.

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  20. Much better! Love the way the frames turned out! And congrats on all the great features! I've been reading your blog but not commenting lately.

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  21. Hello from AThens,Greece !
    This is just beautiful! I love this kind of mix media and I also use pages of old dictionaries! Have a look, if you wish, at my creation :http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-QkMzTkHfCLQ/T6fdIbuXl6I/AAAAAAAACIY/LiJd9mBdmUE/s640/IMAG0831.jpg
    Marie-Anne

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  22. Ooooh, your pictures look very sweet now. I loved the before, but the after suits you to a T.
    Hugs, Cindy

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  23. You're so clever! I love how those turned out. I agree with you about frame shapes. It's worth looking at frames that you don't like the finish or color when you can easily change that. Just pay attention to the size and shape.

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  24. Love the makeover Linda! The frames are Beautiful!

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  25. Your frame redo is very unique. The 3D is nice on that small display window. Very nice!

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