Re-used Picture Frame

Monday, June 7, 2010 |
So if you don't recognize me, that's a good thing!  I had a lovely makeover done on my blog, and I am so excited that I no longer have an eye sore!  Not all the links are running yet, I have to fill them in still.  But it's still me. See...


Now, before I carry on about my new blog design, I want to show you what I made this weekend.  It's small and simple, but I like it a lot.  It started out with this picture frame I bought at the thrift store for $1.49



Wow, that is one very overwhelming piece!  But I love the frame, they had two, so I actually bought two of them.  What's funny about this is my sister was telling me about two frames she picked up from the thrift store where she lives, and she sent me a picture and guess what... they were the exact same frames!!  Wow, talk about a coincidence!!  Lucky for me, my thrift store was cheaper, she paid $3.00 each.

Anyways,  I primed it...



Then I painted it this sunny yellow, left over from my jewelry box makeover you can check out here.



I picked up this plastic house number for inside the frame for only $2.19 at Home Depot.



Then I placed the backing back on the frame, and screwed the number into the frame.



The screws were too long, but it worked out perfect because I screwed the whole thing onto the wall by those screws, which makes it nice because it is hard for the little ones to remove it.  The place I picked out to put my number sign is on my kids playhouse here:



I love the colour contrast.  They look so pretty together.  Why the number four you ask?  Because I have four kids!  I would show you a whole picture of the playhouse, but it's getting a makeover, so I will have to show you when it's all done.  Super easy!!

Cost:
Frame: $1.49
Number 4:  $2.19
Paint:  leftover
TOTAL: $3.68

Sweet!

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39 comments:

Diane said...

Love that frame. 4 kids. Same as my daugher :o) I'll have to tell her about this idea.

Speaking of 4... the morning I left for the hospital for my daughter to have her 4th child the rose bush by my driveway had 4 beautiful pink roses in full bloom. I took it as a sign that all was going to be alright and it was :o)

I came here via Keeping It Simple blog party. Vist me sometimes over at Pittypat Paperie if you get a chance.

Amy said...

Love the new layout and the new number for the playhouse looks great. You have such fun ideas!!

Christy said...

What a great find! (and does it seem to you that thrift store prices are increasing?) I just had a blog makeover myself. I love the photos in your banner!

Pam said...

What a fun and creative project. I love working with empty frames too.

Van said...

Beautiful project! It's bold and graphic and the splash of color perfects the whole deal. Love your blog, as soon as I get a chance I'll definitely link to ya1

brandi @ tales of a domestic goddess said...

what a cute idea!
and
love the frame!

FLOWERSHOPGURL said...

I love your idea, it really came out so cute!
Hugz,
Kim

Ashley Tremaine said...

I absolutely love the frame AND the color!!!

Kaysi said...

That is wonderful!! I love the yellow and how it just pops!

the momma said...

This is so cute! Love the bright sunny yellow. We're in the process of building our kids a playhouse right now--and I think a number like this would be so cute! Thanks for the idea :0)

Missie said...

I love that idea! I'm your newest follower from Tuesday-Tag-a-long!

http://www.waccamawslegacy.blogspot.com

★All Thingz Related★ said...

Do you know how I feel about numbers? Well this might help you out....LoVe L.O.V.E them! This is AWESOME! Thanks for joining us for Anything Related! ~Bridgette

Amanda said...

VERY cute! And a great idea! ~ Hopped over here from Anything Related. :)

Kim said...

That is so darling. What a great idea. I love the colors, too.

simpledaisy said...

What a cute idea!!!!

Sarah loves it all said...

You are pretty, your blog's pretty, and I love this project! I'm so glad I found you randomly via TTA!

Cap Creations said...

Aren't those old frames a treasure? It looks great!

Condo Blues said...

I love the color combination. It gives the ornate frame a modern pop.

Jennie said...

Cute Frame! I love it in yellow too. SO FUN.

Jennie @ Cinnaberry Suite

Shirley said...

Old frames that have character are a favorite of mine too! Great job on re-purposing these!

The Answer Is Chocolate said...

Fantastic transformation and you can't beat the cost!

Staci J said...

Beautiful color!! I love it!! Visiting from Blue Cricket Design
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Kim @ seven thirty three said...

Amazing transformation.

Thanks for linking up with Sugar & Spice.

Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

LOve it!! i love the bright and happy yellow with the big black number. perfection!

Laurie said...

I love, love, love it! Great idea! Thanks for sharing. Your blog is lovely, I'm a new follower! I'd love for you to come see me - I'm giving away 3 super glam Sam Moon cuff bracelets here:
http://sceneofthegrime.blogspot.com
♥Laurie

the lovely paper blog said...

ahh! i love your blog and i love this idea. it turned out so pretty! i need to find a frame like that...

ps i am your newest follower:)

A Cottage Muse said...

I love finding frames like this! You've given me a great idea ~ thank you!! Love your blog, looking forward to catching up!!

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Love that frame! I've been seeing similar around blogland and I'd love to find one myself while thrifting.

Kendra@My Insanity said...

What a great find! I'd love one just like that for my little girls' room. The yellow is so fun!

KJ said...

What a great idea for a playhouse number! I love everything about this thrify project!

Free Pretty Things For You said...

i love this :)
i have like 20 vintage frames that i have been collecting for my little girls B day party coming up that i need to paint.. what kind of primer and paint did you use if you dont mind me asking ??
I have Lots of DiY crafts.. hope you like them as much as i love all your crafts!
XOxO
Keren

Erin said...

I love this! Those colors are awesome together!
Erin
www.frundy.com

Laura said...

What a fun idea. I love the yellow! I also love your blog and am your newest follower.

Thanks for linking up to Saturday is Crafty Day!
Laura @ along for the ride

Stephanie Lynn said...

Love this! Simply gorgeous! The yellow is fabulous. Thanks so much for joining The Sunday Showcase Party. I greatly appreciate it! Hope you have a wonderful week! ~ Stephanie Lynn

Stephanie Lynn said...

Hi Charity! I'll be featuring your playhouse number tomorrow. Stop by and grab a featured button if you like! Thanks again for linking up to The Sunday Showcase! ~ Stephanie Lynn

That's Beeutiful said...

So simple and so lovely! I'm a sucker for all frames and this one is so cute!

Stef said...

oooooo....I would love to get my hands on one (or two) of those frames! So much fun! I love it that your sister picked up the same frames. That is just great! What are you going to do with the other one?

Charity said...

The second frame may be finding a home in my daughter's room. I'm still thinking about that one. But I had to get it too.

Becky@Beyond The Picket Fence said...

What a delightful redo--so cheery! Thanks for linking up to the Under $100 Linky Party.

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