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Thanks so much for stopping by! I believe that everyone can have a beautiful home without spending a fortune! One of my favorite things to do is find creative ways to re-purpose things I already have on hand, or have picked up at yard sales and thrift stores. Join me as I share with you some of my favorite ideas for crafting and decorating, as well as travel adventures, and fun things that I pick up on my treasure hunts! Much of my work is influenced by my love all things French, nature, and of course shabby chic! I have gotten so many creative ideas from you very talented bloggers out there, and I hope that I can be an inspiration to you as well!

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Shabby Chic Picture Frames

Hello ladies, I can hardly believe that it's time already for another White Wednesday!
One of my favorite things to do is hunt for interesting picture frames, that I can transform with paint and some tlc.
So today I thought I'd share with you some of my recent creations, all of which I've painted my favorite shade of cream!
 I think this has got to be one of my favorite frame collections so far!  I was thrilled to discover not one, but two of the frames that you see on the left (in the above photo), on two separate thrifting trips.  They are made of a very heavy resin like material, similar to Syroco, and really have the look of hand carved wood!
 I don't know which I enjoy more, painting and distressing the frames, or hunting for them!!  For this set, I added pages of vintage sheet music.  Love!
 I've also mixed in some vintage and newer metal frames. What a difference paint makes!
 Love the details!
 The collection below is also a mix of vintage and newer frames, minus the glass.  I really love the look of hanging empty frames, or displaying them on a mantel or shelf.
 I found this matching pair at an estate sale. They are really solid, chunky frames, that have an interesting fabric insert that reminds me of linen.  Lots of distressing gives them vintage appeal!
 Just look at all of the pretty details!  While I would dearly love to keep all of these frames, I've put them in my Etsy shop, if you want to take a peek!
Thanks for stopping by!
Be sure to visit Kathleen over at Faded Charm for White Wednesday, for tons of inspiring ideas!


Blondie's Journal said...

Your frames are so pretty...very elegant. I like how you have used the sheet music in them. I have several frames and have been at a loss as to how to use them...this is inspiring!


Tete said...


Bente said...

The frames are so pretty.

Hugs Bente

Gail said...

They are just lovely and I too love the look of hanging empty frames ! have a nice day ! Gail x

Renee said...

These are gorgeous!!!

Kim K. said...

Such dreamy goodness!

Karen said...

Donna, I LOVE these frames and would like to place an order soon. A couple with music and a few without. No rush! Will talk with you about this later.

Hugs, Karen

Okio B Designs said...

So pretty! And the sheet music adds so a nice touch. I think I would wallpaper my house in sheet music if I could. =)


Ann@A Sentimental Life said...

Looks like you have a entire beautiful orchestra there!

Tina@WhatWeKeep said...

Love all the different textures that pop out. They are a gorgeous grouping.

Fresh Vanilla For C said...

LOve all your frames... you can never have enough and white ones are the best:)

Susan said...

Sigh...your frames never cease to amaze me Donna! These would look so great on one wall, collected together. I especially love those oval-centered ones.

Rosemary@villabarnes said...

Pretty, pretty. You know I love frames.

beachcomber said...

love your frame collection & how you painted them!! some great finds there. the sheet music is a great idea :) thanks for visiting my blog.

Fishtail Cottage said...

Lovely frames! The music sheets make them so fantastic...xoxo, tracie

Barbara Jean said...

Oh I love all your white frames.
sweet with music paper too. =)

blessings and HWW

barbara jean