Wednesday, March 9, 2011

You're Throwing WHAT Away??!! {Picture Frame}

Welcome to another post of You're Throwing WHAT Away??!!

In this segment I transform (or simply incorporate) a curbside find into my decor instead of keeping it in the garage for a "someday" project.

This time I am working with a picture frame I found making my rounds on bulk trash day.

I liked the ornate frame...

... but as it turned out, it was only paper.

About 70% of the time, I can't find the tools I need because, like I said, the garage is stuffed (and disorganized).  But I'm a resourceful chick so I used a pie spatula instead.  Don't worry, when you come over for coffee and pie, I'll wash it.
My intentions were to paint the frame but I liked the look of the peeled paper and the flecks of gold left behind so I'm leaving it alone for the time being.

It now sits on the sewing table in my entrance way.

I wanted to show you that a project doesn't have to be elaborate to work.  Sometimes simple is best.

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Anita @ GoingALittleCoastal said...

Yes, I agree. And I need a frame like that for my number 2 I have. I should go trash pickin!

COTTAG3 said...

I like how it turned out. It definitely looks really cool taking the paper off but leaving traces of it on the bare wood. In this case, simple is definitely the way to go. I love it. It would look great framing my 3 too!

Teachinfourth said...

I'm always amazed how you find treasure in trash.


Kelli W said...

Very cool! I love teh shabby chic look of it:)

Renee said...

It looks great! And it's huge!

Life in Rehab said...

Very cool! And may I say I totally covet that bright yellow sewing table.

Karrie said...

Wow! What a surprising find! I would have fallen over if I found out in person that the ornate decor on the frame was infact paper!
And I am cracking up at the pie spatula use! As I am the one who uses my high heels to put nails in the wall when there is no hammer nearby! LOL!

LauraS said...

I wish we had bulk trash day. Love your posts!

Janet Metzger, Artist said...

Hello Yanet,
Thanks for visiting my blog and for your sweet comment about my farmhouse kitchen restyle.

The wall color is Behr's Ultra Silver Sateen
The cabinet color is Behr's Ultra Bleached Linen
Open shelf color is Martha Stewart Tahini

Come back anytime

Janet xox

Sadie said...

This is a great post! Love the simplicity! The three just tops it off!

Lindy@Itsy Bitsy Paper said...

Wowsa, this looks great. I agree that the simple look works!! Great job

Sommer said...

This is INCREDIBLE! What a neat project. I would be delighted if you would link this up to my VIP party @


Pamma said...

Love is!