Thursday, March 7, 2013

Thrifty Thursday-We've Been Framed!

 There's been a lot of painting goin' on around here lately.
Don't know what got into me.
I felt the need to simplify.


The frames in our bedroom had been this sage green color for a while.
It was time for a change.

Shades of chocolate now surround us.
I guess it makes sense.
It's something that gives true pleasure.

Our handy-dandy drying rack came to the rescue.
With the sun and cool temps cooperating,
the paint dried in no time.

Pictures were removed from some
and replaced with family treasures.
This is a pillow case hand-sewn by my mom
when she was in boarding school as a girl in France.
I think it's a work of art.

It's one of the first things you notice
as you enter the foyer.
It helps me keep Mimi near,
even though she is no longer living with us. 

This is a repurpose project.
When we had our kitchen cabinet replaced,
we had two extra doors, because we just put the old ones back on
(they hadn't suffered any damage).
I'd been wanting to change out our key corral,
so I just painted the outer edge 
and glued some clothespins on the front.
(I've got a thing for clothespins.)
The keys fit over the clothespin tops,
or can be used to hold letters 
destined for the mailbox.
I'm still thinking about what I want to do with the white surface.
(I finally figured it out here.)

 This frame had been in Lil' Guy's bathroom
with pictures of him as a baby in the bathtub.
As we're preparing our house for staging,
family pictures are replaced with less personal items.
I simply placed a couple of landscape photos 
from our last vacation, and a few encouraging words 
in the newly painted frame.

The change has done us good!
I'm enjoying the unified color scheme.
It seems calmer, more pulled together.
Such a simple thing that packs a punch.
I won't wait so long next time to shake things up.

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  1. I like them! It's good to change things up every now and then. I wish I had more framed pieces around my house!

    1. I buy most of our frames at thrift stores for 25 to 50 cents! You can't tell once they're painted where they came from!

  2. I really like the way you framed the beautiful pillow case your mother made. It is definitely a work of art!

  3. Very nice! Isn't it amazing how such a small thing as a new color can make such a huge difference?

    1. It really is. I just need to remember that! ;0)

  4. these are great. I love the color your chose! Thanks for sharing at Repurposed Ideas weekly.

    1. Thanks, Marlo! I always find something great on your hop!


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