A Little Spring Re-Do...


You know I love a simple little re-do project!  Well, this week I've been continuing with the attempt to bring a little spring into my decorating!  I found this newer frame at the thrift store and loved the old tin tile look, but decided to change it up a little. Keeping it simple, I gave the frame a quick wash of white craft paint...


taking down the brush strokes by dabbing the wet paint with a napkin.  I gave it two light coats so that shadows showed through, but not the red color.


Then I topped it off using my brush at a flat angle to catch the highlights...


Now the spring part...I took a scan of an old Easter card and enlarged it to fit the opening, and just set it in on top of the glass opening, backing it with a little tape.


I think it looks so pretty on the mantel with some other goodies...



I love these vintage sheep...



The great thing about this...the frame can be used either direction, and the print is easily changed out!  I plan to use this scan of an old cow card next, but I think it will be fun to mix it up all year!




I will be joining Debra for The Marketplace at Common Ground
with some new etsy goodies!
AND
Linda at Coastal Charm for Nifty Thrifty Tuesday

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Until next time...

32 comments

  1. My kind of project. A cool thrift shop redo. Love it Linda.

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  2. Great project..
    Adorable..
    I too love the sheep..

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  3. Love the frame, what a find! Happy week. Sharon x

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  4. Another lovely project Linda... such a sweet frame and card (s)

    I love your little easter chick decoration - so cute!

    Karen x

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  5. Wow love this little project. You did a good job Linda!!! This is so adorable. Love it!!!
    Claudia
    http://claudiapersi.blogspot.ca

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  6. Linda,
    Such a sweet frame you have made...it looks so lovely on your mantel ,in white with those adorable sheeps , I love old sheeps, too---and also love that one can "feel" the iron under the white lovelynes.
    Wish you a wonderful Easter week, dear Linda.
    XO,Dorthe

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  7. Great redo,Linda. -- love the cow photo,Pat

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  8. P.S.
    I also like the new header on your blog, (not sure how old it is...I don't notice those type of things easily!)
    Pat

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  9. Perfect little makeover Linda! I will be switching soon too. Ann

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  10. Love your re-do Linda. What an adorable little vintage Easter postcard. I have such a soft spot for vintage Easter. Thank you for sharing.

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  11. What a difference a little whitewash makes on your frame! Your vintage sheep are adorable, as are the vintage cards you've scanned for the frame. I'll have to remember that little trick. Thanks for sharing. :)

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  12. Very pretty transformation! I think all the detail really pops on that frame now. And it's perfect for your Easter card.
    Jane

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  13. Oh my goodness, I really like the way that turned out, and it will be FUN to change out the photo every now and then.

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  14. That might have been a small project but it has big impact. I love the way it turned out and those sheep are just darling. xo Diana

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  15. You turned something plain into something very lovely. I love the vintage Easter print, too. It looks very nice displayed with all your sweet things. xoxo

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  16. What a wonder redo. It looks great.
    Have a great day,
    Bev
    @http://eclecticredbarn.blogspot.com

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  17. I'm loving this quick project. I love the look of painted tin. With your cute postcard and adorable vintage sheep your display is so perfect!

    Oh and by the way LOVE. LOVE. LOVE the cow print! what a find!

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  18. Very sweet, I love the tin look and you've made it look old and worn, but well loved. The pictures are both adorable and look great in the frame.
    Hugs, Cindy

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  19. Your frame turned out great, Linda! The little prints that you found are so charming. I especially love the cow. I have a huge tin mirror that I stripped the paint off of last summer. I wish I would've just painted over it like you did. It's still sitting out in the garage :)

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  20. Beautiful transformation. I love it.

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  21. I love this look Linda! So much more springy. Mimi

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  22. You really gave that frame a whole new lease on life!! What a beauty!
    Mary Alice

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  23. Looks great! Fun way to display vintage graphics all year through.

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  24. LOVE the cow in the frame! It turned out great! :)
    Susan

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  25. So pretty and sweet. The little sheep are killing me! Adorable!

    Kelly @ View Along the Way

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  26. Linda it's perfect and a great project! I usually pass those frames up...Nope, I will be fighting you for them now!! Happy EAster!

    Carol

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  27. Love your spring re-do. A little white wash does wonders! You have inspired me to do a little scanning of my vintage postcards again...Hope you have a wonderful Easter! :)

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  28. Very cute! I have a similar frame in red -- LOVE it in white!! :)

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  29. Wonderful job Linda! It looks amazing! I love the spring decor!

    Have an amazing and wonderful day rock star!
    karianne

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  30. Great re-do, Linda. Love the image you chose.

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