I bought this frame at a yard sale for $1 and it was falling apart at all four corners. I thought I could fix it myself and use it for a chalkboard to sell at the store, but it was a little beyond my abilities to repair.
I found a use for it this summer and took it to a frame shop to have the corners reinforced. Well ~ they cut it down to get a better fit and $22 later, it was too small for the picture I wanted to frame and too expensive to use for resale at the store. So ~ it sat in my garage for months ~ until I came up with a new idea.
I painted the frame and distressed it, made up an arrangement of faux greens and pinecones, and hung them inside.
I was so happy to finally find a use for it and I can still use it for something else later if I want. But for now, it is a 3-dimensional picture of winter greens.
I used a mixture of greens, white berries, small pine cones, and three large glittered pine cones that I found at Macy's last year after Christmas.
I originally made it for a Christmas decoration, but I think it is appropriate for all winter long, especially since I have no other immediate use for the frame.
Simple, sweet, and just right for the snowy night outside.
I'm a mother of one "out-of-college" daughter, inheritor of one cat,a dog and four chickens, full time medical secretary, gardener, painter of furniture, fixer-upper and handy woman around my house, passionate about decorating, lover of flea markets and yard sales, restorer of old things, but most importantly, a daughter of God. Blogging is a way to journal and share my life, passions, and journey with anyone interested enough to follow along.