Monday, August 31, 2009

Shabby Chic Decorating 2

I have to admit that I have a "thing" for vintage frames. I buy them constantly and find a use for them later. I thought I'd share a few today. Most of you know I hand paint and distress furniture and mirrors. I love to take an old frame, paint it white and add a new mirror like above. My favorites are original chippy paint frames that are great as is. I love to layer them on the wall with other things ... (old chippy paint doors work too).
This is actually soft green shades that all match but it's hard to see in the photo.

I bought this as is ... a vintage frame, hand painted, with a piece of gorgeous vintage fabric.
This last photo is hanging in my bathroom. I've had this pink window frame forever but I just love that it's pink. So, next time you drive by an old frame out by the trash, stop and pick it up. So many possibilities .
Thanks for visiting ...

15 comments:

palepinkandroses said...

I love, love vintage frames! I have a couple on my studio wall just waiting for a makeover!

I love the mirror and the one in your bedroom.

Lisa

Marilyn said...

I think your vintage frames are WOW!! I really love them!!
Love,
Marilyn
xxoo

Carolee Crafts said...

These frames are gorgeous I can understand your love of them

stefanie said...

love the pink, great inspiration!

Lynette Larson - Campbell said...

You always make things look so beautiful and classy, Jennifer! I love window frames too! I have them in my garage at the moment. I finally got the old shutters out...I need another house, hmnnnnn....

Brenda said...

You have the cutest things! I love your sense of style.
Brenda

blushing rose said...

What a clever way to use them ...
Have a lovely week. TTFN ~ Marydon

Miniature Patisserie Chef said...

I love your work! Truly! What is the material holding the flowers made of? Is it tin? It's so pretty and such a unique idea for holding flowers!

Now, if only I'd make them in miniature scale lol..

Have a great week!

Pei Li

Tedi said...

Is there anything that you touch... that you can't make absolutely beautiful? Good thing I don't live near you!
Hugs, Tedi www.PetiteBookstore.com/blog

Lee Laurie said...

I love old frames too. I like how you use them!

gail said...

Hi Jenifer, I love the vintage chippy frames too. They are sooo pretty. I have a couple I am wanting to make into memory boards. I need to get on that,, thanks for reminding me. lol
Very Pretty.
Hugs, gail

Michelle (Shell) May said...

Ahhhh.... love them, love them, love them. We are truly kindred spirits. I hang vintage frames on my walls with no pictures. I think they are artwork in their own right. Most people think I'm a bit looney...hee,hee,hee
bunny hugs,
shell

Pansy Cottage Girl said...

I love all of those frames! I have been able to find some very unique ones at flea markets...I don't know what it is about them but I guess you can't have too many! I'm having a give away~ come by and enter!

Stephenie said...

I just looooove all your pretty vintage frames..
Stephenie

junkdreams said...

HaHa.........I understand your thing for vintage frames, as I have the same obsession!!
Love your blog.
xojanis