Hunting for interesting picture frames has become my latest
obsession passion! There is hardly a week that goes by that I don't visit the thrift store in search of them! Today I'd like to share with you one of my latest frame transformations. Of course, they didn't look this good when I found them! Oh, no!
This is what they began life as! Not terrible, but I knew that with a little paint and tlc, they could go from gaudy gold to shabbylicious! There weren't any makers markings on the frames, but they are similar to Syroco. After removing the very dirty glass and prints, I gave the frames a much needed bath, and several coats of wonderful creamy white paint.
I then distressed them to highlight all of their gorgeous details. They really do have the look of carved wood, I think! Next, I had my handy hubby cut new masonite board to fit, and covered the board with chalkboard vinyl.
I can almost hear the frames breathing a sigh of relief! While they cost a bit more than I normally would be willing to pay (everything seems to be higher out here in the Pacific Northwest, even thrift shops!!), as soon as I spotted them, I just knew that I couldn't pass them up!
They can hang either horizontally or vertically. I also think they would be beautiful on an easel, like the one below. I've placed them, and the easel, in my Etsy shop, if you would like to check them out!