Friday, July 3, 2009

Ain't no shame in our frame

Since I just told you about it last week and showed you yesterday, obviously you remember the cool picture I picked up for $19 (no tax!) at Goodwill. Even though the painting is actually really neat, and probably 30 or 40 years old I actually grabbed it because of the frame. Not only is there tons of potential with the really ornate details, but the dimensions alone were amazing! This lovely treasure measures 5 feet long and 3 feet high, which was perfect for an idea I had floating around for a while.


The hallway to the powder room and laundry room is really long and fairly narrow so I didn't want a collection of frames or pictures, and I definitely knew it was too long to have a large painting because you cannot stand back to really view the wall. I decided that I would do a family photo collage (aka a glorified bulletin board).

Throw together a little paint, a piece of quarter inch plywood, and a sheet of cork and TA DA! you have yourself a photo collage that makes for an interesting stroll to the bathroom for our guests.

I just thought I would throw in this shot for a good laugh because I know that's what I did when I first saw that ugly light fixture (PSA: smoked glass is not appropriate for anywhere, let alone a dark hallway!). Thankfully it is due to be removed this week and replaced with pot lighting.

this is definitely an optical illusion, because it is actually hung in the center of the wall:



15 comments:

Jamie said...

Amazing! I love it! It looks great on that wall.

Amber said...

Very good idea! Turned out great!

Charlotte said...

WOW!!! looks fantastic! i absolutely love it. i will be keeping this in mind when i am out hunting for treasures...i always see similar frames.

jessica said...

What a fun idea! I LOVE that frame and have been on the look out for one myself. Very cute!

Kalee said...

What a great idea! Also, what did you ever do with the other chairs?

Audra said...

Looks great! I love your style and inspiration-you have me looking for things to paint white! Ha!!!

Tina said...

Ooooh such a fab transformation! Love it in white!

Erin said...

You have such a talent for seeing the beauty in things. This looks fantastic!

Susan said...

Another amazing job!! :)

Susan @ www.peanutpetunia.blogspot.com

Jesse said...

All of your make over pieces are so great! Not that I expected anything less, you always do a fabulous job! Hope you have a great weekend!

~ Kelly Ann ♥ said...

Love this -Love this - love this idea-
So going to copy this

Thxs for posting sweetie

Kelly

http://kellyannstudio.blogspot.com/

hopeful #1 said...

That looks awesome! What a great way to fill in the space!

Emily said...

What a great idea! Love the 3 too.

paula said...

Okay, I am really loving all your projects. I feel a bit of yard saleing coming on tomorrow.

RN and OSHP said...

Found your site through Kimba's. You have such a vision for things! I willbe looking at some ugly goodwill furniture in a whole new way!!

 
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