Bonjour Mes Amis!
Hope you have all had a great week. I can hardly believe that it's November already, and the holidays will be among us soon!
Today I wanted to share with you a few more of my drab to fab transformations!
I just adore toile, and still have a few pieces of beautiful blue and creamy white toile barkcloth that I bought several years ago, while on vacation in Hawaii, of all places!
I sure wish that I could find more material just like this, I don't think I've ever seen it in barkcloth here before.
Anyway, I will give you a glimpse of the after, before showing you the before of this first project!
Ok, are you ready to see what these frames looked like when I first spotted them?
They are on the far left in the photo below. They were part of my thrifting haul when we were on vacation last month in the Upper Peninsula.
I was immediately drawn to these round wooden vintage frames, but knew that they could be so much prettier than their current state!
So, after removing their still life prints (which were on heavy cardboard), I hand painted the frames a soft creamy white.
A bit of distressing around the edges gave them time worn appeal.
I then covered the back sides of the prints (I didn't want the prints to show thru my fabric) with the toile, using spray adhesive.
The frames have pretty little metal hooks at the top for hanging. So much better now that they are transformed, don't you think?
Here is one last makeover, these pretty and ornate little vintage metal frames. You can see their "before" shot as well in the photo above.
They were made in Italy, and just begging to be painted creamy, dreamy white! They have the prettiest prints in, of pastoral scenes. The nice thing is that the prints can be easily removed so the frames can be used for photos or other artwork.
I have already sold them in my Etsy shop, but the framed toile are listed if you care to take a peek!
Have a great and creative weekend!