Hope you’re all enjoying the weekend!
I wanted to show you a find I picked up @ the Salvation Army this week.
It’s a lovely shadow box that I painted, hot glued a little left over wallpaper on and then hot glued some shells to. (Please ignore the little hanging wire popping out! Lol)
What do you think?
This is what it looked like before!
I don’t know about you but I think it looked pretty hideous! I walked past this one and noticed it on my second go around. It was an ugly old wooden and gold frame that had the most ugly purple velvet backing with some 3D paper birds inside. I’ve been frame hunting so this caught my eye.
After looking it over, I realized it was in good shape and I could picture it with a fresh coat of paint. It had good bones!
Sometimes with things as with people you need to stop and take a second look. We may not look so hot on the outside but we have nice bones !
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A Vintage Vine says
Great post! I'll find a way to pass this on to my kids…"we have great bones"…love it, love it! Oh, and the frame, that is snazzy too! Have a great weekend!
You have the best ideas! I love it! I'm learning so much from your blog. I'm also really enjoying the view of your kitchen in the background of your pics! Have a super weekend….Yvonne
Sarah at myyellowhouse says
a great lesson and a great find! I thought at first you were talking about the chair and was about to fall out of mine!! 🙂
I still LOVE that wallpaper I see in your dining room ~
have a great weekend!
The Vintage Farmhouse says
I love the after but did you save the birds for another project? I think they are cute.
Great little project. Looks lovely. Nice lesson, too. Give a second glance, a second try, a second chance and who knows? It might be something you winde-up loving!
What a great post!!! I love what you did with the frame. Thanks for the reminder to give everyone a chance even if our first impression was not so hot.
BEACH BUNGALOW says
Very cute, but what I really want is your chair!
Looks soooooo confy, lol!
Ruby’s Upcycle Designs™ says
I totally agree, Kim, I've made bulletin inspiration boards from my old "yard sale" frames found in raggedy condition! xoxo Beth
Frugal and fabulous! Love it with your striped pillows best. Wishing for warm weather!
I think it is perfect!!! You did such a beautiful job sprucing up her bones! 🙂 Love the pillows too in both pictures! They give such a different feel.
I have so enjoyed your pictures and your decorating talent. You have a lovely 'light' home. You have an eye for things worth saving.
Darn those wires! 😀 Keep it up; you're giving me loads of ideas! AND…brilliant to put that left over matching wall paper in the background of your picture! You go girl!
Michelle @Shellsshabbyshack says
What a coat of paint won't cover… I tell ya! It has a shadow box feel. Looks great, Kim! Love the shells.
You may wake up tomorrow missing a white chair and two pillows 🙂
Happy Saturday my friend! xx
Fabulous! So clever and so inexpensive! Great job…love your blog…just found it!
Kristin @ My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia says
It's so pretty! You did a fabulous job bringing new life to it!!!
Enjoy your weekend!
turned out beautiful!
I can't believe that's the same frame. I know I've passed up tons of frames like that! I'll have to pick one up now that I've seen how good they can look!
It looks great and I never would have thought to do something so creative with it!
I like your frame, but I must say that I covet everything in the background too! The chair, the pillows, the shelves with white ironstone…I want it all!
Love the frame and everything in that room! 🙂
Starwood Country Creations says
I love it!
That looks so pretty! I loved your messgae in your post, too. It's a great reminder that we all need to look past the outsides on people and material things because as you say we all have good bones! You house is beautiful.
Great transformation. I love the wallpaper backing too.
Wow, I would have passed that right by… now it looks so good!!
That looks so pretty. I think thrifting gives us supernatural abilities to see beyond the obvious LOL, A nice side effect of decorating on the cheap!
Chrissy...The Apothecary Shop says
Oh my goodness…your a hoot!!!! Love the frame and love your way of thinking!!!! xo
Blondie's Journal says
You did a wonderful job, I love it! And it looks great hanging where you have it! 🙂
Thanks Kim. I needed that. I don't always take "that second look" and I think that it can be important. Your shadowbox really turned out cute!
I love it! It looks adorable.
Pretty and beachy… just in time for Spring ;-} Nice transformation! ~ osc
Junker Newbie Stephanie says
Great before & after and I love what you did with it!
Heaven's Walk - says
LOL! Yeah….and if Michelle drops those pillows on the way out the door with your chair, I'll be right behind her picking them up to take home with me! lolol!
Great job with that frame! Ugly duckling to beautiful swan! 🙂
That was such an old ugly frame, and now it's as pretty as can be. Every view of your house looks so bright and pretty and fresh. I'm curious, is that an ikea ectorp chair? and… if it is, do you like it? It looks charming in your house.
Snazzy looking bones Kim! It so nice of you to remind us all to look a little deeper – – our sometimes busy lives have us running more often than slowing down. Thanks for the reminder.
White and beachy…my favorite so of course I love it! I think that I would like one of those for my house too! ~Deb~
Passionate for White says
You did a great job…as always!
Kim so true and you did a great job!!
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Love this Kim!! What a creative idea!
You hung it in the perfect spot!!
You have an amazing house, and beautiful blog!
Hey Kim….o.k enough time off for you,I need some inspiration here chicky!!! I so look forward to your posts…no presure!! x0
Amy Kinser says
I think it looks great! I agree that we have to look beyond that initial first glance.
sarah abeahccottage says
wowza it's fabulous
thanks for joining BC Good Life Weds…enjoyed the post!
Great idea. i did something similar so I could play with pretty papers. Fiona
Miss Char says
I think you've rescued an old piece that was crying for help. Your refreshing of this frame and adding the shells shows you have a good eye and can see past what something looks like to what it can be. Thanks for sharing.
Double Glazing Coventry says
Looks like that you really love white color. I suggest you could put light brown or black so that your house would have a little color. Adding small details on you things would make it look better.
I have to tell you again; I am so glad I found your blog!!!