Thursday, September 24, 2009

Thrift Store Frame Transformation

It has been a really busy week for me! I've been trying to get the house back together....we're nearing the end of our 3-year plus remodel! YAY!

Besides reorganizing and cleaning, I've been doing a couple of projects. I finished my headboard & footboard. I've redone a chandelier, and finished 9 frames for my massive photo wall! I will share those projects with you throughout the week, so keep checking back!

Here is a thrift store frame transformation! I bought two of these frames at Goodwill for $1.50 each! I wish I had taken a photo with what was inside (it was a very ugly bird photo). Anyway, when I found two identical frames of this size....I fell in love! And I knew exactly what I was going to do with them. They were the perfect size for a little handprint!

These frames were plastic....but I primed and painted them with regular spray paint and it worked out really well! Here is a before photo of the frame.
And here is an after with Alexander's handprint. My kitchen is aqua and pink...so I decided to do the frames in an aqua color. I used Krylon's "blue ocean breeze."
And here is Benjamin's handprint.
And here is the what they look like on either side of my kitchen window! They are soo adorable, and much cuter in person!
So the total of the frames were $3.00 and I barely used any paint and primer (which I had on hand). And I used acrylic paint, which I had as well, for the handprints. So for under $5.00 I have these wonderful little handprints for on the wall!
Be sure to check back this week for some other cool projects!
Also, be sure to visit Katie at "Along the Way with K & J" for a Trash to Treasure Party! Love her blog, and everyone has such wonderful ideas and finds! I added my link...now go and add yours too! :)

Also, go to "Shades Of Pink" for a wonderful Shade Tutorial and a Linky Party!


14 comments:

Carrie said...

great job I love the color! I hope you don't get sick now Noah is sick yuck!

Darlene said...

Those are really CUTE!! I LOVE that color. I painted a little outdoor table in Blue Ocean Breeze.

Carrie said...

Oh my...that is adorable!

Leanne said...

Those are adorable. I almost cried, they're so precious.

Kirby3131 said...

Those are just sweet! What a thrifty deal on the frames, too!

Kristin - The Goat

April Pantall said...

What a great idea - I love the color. So vibrant!

Kathy said...

Wow! I am so impressed! I DID NOT see such potential!! WOW!

Katie Kubler said...

THIS IS ADORABLE!

ps. please add my blog button to the post with a link so others will know you are participating and can join in! THanks!

Sheri said...

So sweet!

I have a linky party going on over at my place, check it out! http://theshadesofpink.blogspot.com/2009/09/room-month-shade-tutorial.html

Its So Very Cheri said...

Very cute, love the frame. I did my babies hand prints and wrote a poem to frame when they were little. I gave it for Mothers Day to both of our moms and then did the feet and a poem for Fathers Day

Cheri

Shannon said...

Such a sweet idea! I would love to have my daughters hand, or art in a little frame like this.

Lisa @ Fern Creek Cottage said...

What a cute idea. Great color!

Sheri said...

Thank you, thank you, thank you for linking back!! I also have a button you can snag on the side of my blog: Thanks for linking to my Room a Month, if you think of it could you link back so others can find it? Thanks! http://theshadesofpink.blogspot.com/2009/09/room-month-shade-tutorial.html

REbekah said...

Adorable!!!