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Ornate Frame Makeover

I went resale shopping Friday. Hubby and some buddies were golfing so I was on my own. I made quite a haul.

The projects will be showing up soon. The first repurpose from my weekend is a quick and CHEAP project. On my adventure I spotted an ornate frame with a broken mirror in it buried in a pile of paintings and frames. I dug it out of a pile of other frames. The pastor who runs the thrift shop told me he had dropped the mirror. He just doesn’t know what to do about me, he doesn’t get that I love the broken, chipped, old stuff more than the newer treasures. I asked for the price, he said fifty cents. SOLD!

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Here she is with the mirror removed. The back of the mirror was marked May 5- 67. She is younger than me and considered vintage…sad.

I explained to the pastor when he asked that I would be painting the frame and putting a bright print where the mirror was…he said he would pray for my husband. Three times. ( He upped it to four times later in my shopping.)

I purchased a roll of coral wrapping paper at Marshall’s that I will be using to line the back of my milk glass display. It is perfect for the “mirror hole”.

I had left over paint from the giant ornate mirror and could not resist the bright shiny look on this silly frame.

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An old S from a wreath I took apart finishes the beauty off. Fun, huh?

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Not bad for a total investment of about $1.50 in supplies. It will add a little silliness to the green bedroom. No seven years of bad luck here.

I like it.

4 thoughts on “Ornate Frame Makeover”

  1. What a neat idea. I LOVE it! πŸ™‚ I need to get back to using my spray paint. I painted a lot of frames but I painted them black..the best part is that we can change the color so easily. Good job!
    Mona

    1. I love painting frames. They are cheap, readily available, and changing the color when the mood strikes is easy! Thank you for the compliment.

  2. Love the frame and super makeover. FAbulous S Thanks for linking to Inspire Me. Hugs, Marty

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