Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Thrifted and Repainted Frames for the Birds.....

This summer while thrifting I picked up 2 unpainted frames from the thrift shop.
I painted them white after I brought them home.  This weekend I went through pics I had from GraphicsFairy and my scrapbooking paper.
After cutting and pasting I came up with these 2 framed pictures. 

 For one of the pictures I used some of my scrapbooking paper to place around it.
There are some inspirational sayings on the paper.   But I needed to pull the 2 pictures closer so I added some of the scrapbooking paper to the outter edges of the birds in the 2nd frame as well. 
 Now they looked like this....
But....I didn't like the frames so white.  In real life the background of the birds and nest are not white but more creamy beige and the frame was just too stark white.

So I pulled out my folk art paints and repainted the frames with black, brown and green.  I kept the birds in the frame so I could get a feel and match up some of the green in it.

I like them better now and in a couple of days I'll give them a nonglossy varnish and I'm sure I'll like them even more.

I was happy with my new pictures.  I'm not quite sure where I will put them........Judi xoxo


Nancy McCarroll said...

Very nice idea and the pictures are lovely. Smart girl!

Lindsay-ann said...

They look gorgeous Judi. You are so clever.


I do like the darker color on the frames much better. Makes the pretty prints "pop"!

Theresa said...

Love it, you are too talented! Enjoy your day my friend, HUGS!

Bargain Decorating with Laurie said...

Well done Judi. They are really pretty. laurie

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