Tuesday, August 30, 2011

using thrift store frames for your art

Sorry I have been so busy lately. I was ill for a couple days and now we are getting ready for
back to school, and our labor day camping trip.
So I will just show you a great idea for framing your artwork on the C.H.E.A.P. :)

I had to 12x12 paintings that I needed framed for my booth.
Luckily I went to my local goodwill and found 2 frames with matting for
my paintings...only $6.99 each.
That is a ton cheaper than what I would have paid to have matted and framed.
So I got to dismantling the back and pulling up staples...cleaning and re matting the

And this is how they turned out. I love how the black and gold works with both

So sorry about the bad photos. My camera battery was dying and I of course was rushing...:)
I hope you have a BEAUTIFUL night...since I am late to getting this up.

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Handy Man, Crafty Woman said...

Great idea! You've shown how versatile that frame can really be! Thank you for linking to Wicked Awesome Wednesday.

Anonymous said...

Hi, Thanks for visiting me at A Mother Seeking and leaving a comment on my Birdhouse project. I LOVE new visitors!

Love what you did here! I am always tempted to do this, but worried that I would cause damage when removing the original. You made it seem easy. I will try.... :)

~ Meredith From A Mother Seeking

A Mother Seeking...

Elizabeth said...

Visiting from House of Hepworths. Thanks for sharing this fabulous reminder that new isn't always necessary!

More Than A Mom

Jami said...

Great tip! Your art work is just lovely! Thanks so much for linking to the Tuesday To Do Party! Can't wait to see what you've been up to this week!

Yummy Mommy Mia said...

Awesome -I ended up just hot glued my kids canvas to a thrifted frame. http://logansbabyblog.blogspot.com/2011/09/music-and-paint-abstract-expressionism.html

Sweetwater Style said...

I am always excited to see someone else who does this! I went the whole distance and bought my own mat cutter...take a look at this post...you will be hooked!

Just Jaime said...

Looks awesome!

Anonymous said...

Looks gorgeous!! :-)

Michelle said...

Nice idea. With a little work you can make something look beautiful again!
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