Sunday, August 9, 2009
"I Was Framed"
The "Queen of Cheap" is not known to pass up a bargain, so when I spotted this charming little twin frame for $1.00 I "had" to get it.
It had no glass in the openings and I had no idea what I was going to do with it, but I loved the color and shape, so I put it in my shopping cart, down here in Hotlana, they call them "buggies".
Ooooh, don't cha just love seeing the bright orange stickers on the back of stuff you like?!? Yeah, me too!
Well, I won't lie, I couldn't stop at one. Looking in the very back of the shelf I spotted 7 more....
Yep, got 'em! Still had no idea what I was going to do with them, but heck...they say that things look better in a large group, so I stacked them in the "buggie" and took them home!
Well, they sat on my dining room table for a week. With nothing but reruns on TV, I got desperate and took them out to look at them and figure out what I could do.
Then an idea came... I wanted to put shells inside of the frames, but how?
I had some cream colored grosgrain ribbon....
I flipped the frames upside down. Hot glued the ribbon to the back of the frame, vertically and then...
glued the shells to the ribbon....
Make sure the shells are not too heavy, they'll cause the ribbon to sag and strech.
These worked beautifully and I was so pleased with the results.
Here is how they look on the wall.
What room, you may ask? Perhaps the Coastal Bedroom?!? No, I'll show you a new room that I just decorated last weekend. "Stay tuned"!
I hung them in two vertical columns of three. I was hoping to use all 8, but I ran out of ribbon.
I'll have to do the last two and add them on later.
Thanks for stopping by and be sure to visit Susan's blog, Between Naps on the Porch. You'll see some great makeovers! Also check in with Rhoda at Today's Thrifty Treasures, lots to see!