Frame What You Have

I shopped the house and made this piece of wall art.

Do you remember seeing that black framed wood in my house before?

I bought it years ago and I remember a few weeks after I bought it I tried to return it because I wasn’t in love with it.  But something weird happened and I didn’t have the receipt and it had been clearanced down to like 19 cents or something embarrassingly less than what I paid for it so I ended up just keeping it.  I liked it ok but, for some reason, a big sheet of glass always bugs me and it was kind of a big piece of generic wood.  I had big plans to one day take it apart and frame my boys baptism gown.

Five years later, I finally got around to taking it apart.  I’m not a professional frame taker aparter so I knew there was a chance I could ruin parts of this piece.  That was a risk I was willing to take.  So I tore off the paper and started prying things apart.

I loved the color of the frame fabric matting stuff and the inset part that has some fancy name.  So that was the part I wanted to save.  Once I got in there, I pulled off the wood so I could use that on some project later and got rid of the glass and then I hot glued the frame back together.

Endless possibilities.

I knew I wanted something natural and I didn’t want to have to purchase anything so I shopped the house until I found the right combination of stuff.  Who knew that I had over 9 different sizes of eggs scattered about?

There’s not much one can’t frame.  You can frame just about anything that you set your mind to.

And I wish I could say that the framed stuff I already had and loved was quietly hanging over my sofa.  Instead, it sits on the floor of my office impatiently mocking me while I try to find the perfect shade of gray for my walls.  I’ll probably trip over it and break it to smitherines this afternoon.

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  1. Allison Walker says:

    oh greys are hard. i went with a color that has the word beige in it and it is awesome. the worst part was i would find a grey that worked in one room and then not in another. now i am having the problem of the perfect brown in my master. secretly i love the chase of finding the perfect shade. i have tried 6 different browns now, but i think i have finally decided. thanks for the post. good luck.

  2. I really like your style and creativity. I never would have came up with all of the ideas you have come up with to take everyday items or items you already have to frame and put up on the walls.

  3. Beautiful. I might finally get around to framing some of our wedding stuff. My hubby is the sentimental one when it comes to objects-I hang on to the memories and want to trash the objects-so framing our wedding things would be a good surprise for him.

  4. Great idea to share with my clients. I always tell them if something is a treasure it should be shared with the world (not hidden in a closet). This is a great way to share treasures!

    Fabulous idea! I can’t wait to see yours up on the wall!

  5. I’m a little on the new side and have been enjoying your posts. Hope to participate soon… what a wonderful group of talented ladies!!!
    Hope you figure out your gray…I’ve been wanting to paint gray too..but somehow I developed paint allergies…watch, by the time I’m able to take a long enough vacay for paint to outgas…gray will be OVER and Hunter Green will be back in!!! :)

  6. This is beautiful! I especially love all the little eggs. Where did you find them? This reminds me of my little nature table in my office, but I think I like the idea of hanging nature on the wall even better! Thank you so much for all of your lovely inspiration~I love your blog!

  7. Beautiful! One of the main things I’ve learned here is to save things I would normally get rid of {like, I would’ve gotten rid of all of those eggs that were not part of a “set”}. Thanks always for the inspiration!

  8. Great idea! I love your looks, the letters was especially neat, but I liked them all!

  9. Oh these are scrumptious! You’ve inspired me to go shopping at home.

  10. This is beautiful. I love all the ideas you came up with for it’s use. Very nice!

  11. Wow! Thanks so much for linking this over at A Soft Place to Land. I’m looking for inspiration for wall ideas in my beachy bathroom makeover. I think I just hit pay-dirt!!

  12. LOVE THIS IDEA!!!!! I did this years ago in my daughter’s room as a baby..I framed some roses…but I LOVE this beach framing idea…I’ll have to try this…Thanks for sharing:)

  13. What great ideas! I love all the different ideas you have shared with us showing how you can frame almost anything!

  14. Great idea! I think I’ll use that to display my boys’ “treasures” and display it in their playroom. i can just keep changing/adding as they find. Thanks for the insporation.

    BTW, what color did you decide for the walls?

  15. Kimberly Shaffer says:

    A friend of mine put me on to your web site, now I can’t seem to find any time to clean my house!!! I’m about to go hunting and make a framed wall art, we already have birds nests, eggs, and feathers, should be so much fun, I think I’ll get the kiddo’s involved!
    Thanks for the inspiration!
    Kimberly Shaffer

  16. I love your framing ideas, especially the letter. Just the idea I needed for my bedroom. Thank you!

  17. How did you get the scripture/inspirational sayings on the rulers?

  18. Wow! Thank you! I constantly wanted to write on my site something like that.
    Can I take a portion of your post to my blog?

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