Friday, May 15, 2009

Love At First Sight

I found this gigantic framed art
at the thrift store.It was love at first sight.
Not with the artwork.
It was the beautiful frame.
I removed the art
and took out my trusty spray paint.
Surprised? It's not black.
I used Caramel Latte metallic
to cover the gold.
Once dry, I brushed over the frame with
diluted brown paint, then rubbed off the
high spots to give it the appearance of age
and show off the details.
I adore the look of
my giant empty frame
leaning against the wall.
And it does a great job
hiding the lamp cord too.

31 comments:

Dawn said...

That looks beautiful!

Lou Cinda said...

I absolutely LOVE this! It looks Great!!!

Have a good weekend!

Lou Cinda :)

Nancy W said...

That is awesome! I too came across a framed I loved with art that I didn't! I'm going to do the same thing to it. Can't wait to share it! Thanks for sharing yours! Hugs from Conroe, TX!

Amy said...

Love the color... great find.

Heather said...

I just sold a frame kinda like that and I am totally kicking myself. Wouldn't it be cool hung over a big sheet mirror in a bathroom to add dimention? I am on the hunt again!! Wish me luck!! :)

shortmama said...

Gorgeous!

b. said...

it looks great.. love it!! how much did you pay for it?

tammy said...

Love it. Now I need to hunt one down.

Darlene - Our Creative Life said...

That is a beautiful frame. Do you have any plans for it?

lagirl said...

Just seeing your find makes my heart beat a little faster. Love a bargain and something beautiful for my home!

Ruby Red Slippers said...

Love it!

"Blossom" said...

I have a thing for mirrors and this would make a beautiful mirror oryou could paint the picture with chalk paint and hang it in the kitchen. The possibilities are endless.

TidyMom said...

Joy that's beautiful!! Can I ask how much you paid? I feel like all of the thrift stores around me are high on things like that - so I'd like to compare!

~TidyMom

Robin @ My Blessed Nest said...

Beautiful! I'm wondering, though, if it is wooden or plastic? I seem to only be able to find plastic ones. However, Kari and Kijsa have worked miracles on those as well! I'll just have to keep looking, I guess! Blessings!

Annie said...

Brillant.

Jen - Balancing Beauty and Bedlam said...

I love that creative look. We just were thrifting and saw a beautiful frame but they wanted $10 for it...knowing what's out there (and it had a chip), we didn't splurge. :)
Love this one!

Ruth Ann said...

Wow! That is gorgeous empty like that against the wall! Perfect proportions! Such a great find!

Jessica said...

i just bought one very similar at my local salvation army. it was only 4 dollars. it was half price day. i sprayed mine down with chalkboard paint, and when we get our house finished, it will be hanging in our kitchen!!!

yeah!!!

love yours!

bj said...

Oh, my...you do have the most luscious ideas when you find these things. I would never have thought to leave it empty...a mirror to lean, maybe but then...so would everyone else. This is something that not every one would have.
Just beautiful....

ALVN of WhisperWood Cottage and Junkologie said...

An award for you on my blog!

Amy

southern queen bee said...

What a great find. Spray paint can do wonders...

Miss(es) Canadian Pie said...

Mmm...caramel latte. What a delicious sounding spray paint.

Chanelle said...

I bought that same paint and used it on a chandelier, it's a great color! I remember one of your long ago posts talked about using rub-n-buff, and I have looked for it but none of the salespeople I asked had heard of it. Can you tell me where to find it?

Lisa said...

YOUR QUITE THE SMARTY PANTS!!!
LOVE IT.

HUGS FROM MAINE

ALVN of WhisperWood Cottage and Junkologie said...

Simply gorgeous!

delightfuldwelling said...

Beautiful! That's a huge frame, what a find.

Ele at abitofpinkheaven said...

Great frame and love the granite in the posts below.

Staci said...

Joy,
Interesting ideas lately. Pop on by my blog www.designingandmotherhood.blogspot.com because
I have a Passionate Blogger Award for you. Keep up the good work. Take care,
Staci

FOR THE SAKE OF TIME said...

The frame make a perfect addition to you display. How lovely. Thank you so much for sharing.

Charla

Sarah @ Thrifty Decor Chick said...

LOVE that huge frame!!!

Misti of Studio M Designs said...

Oh I love your frame! I would have snatched that one up too! Great job on the re-do.

~Misti

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