Friday, January 22, 2010

The Frame Challenge

Three or More Tuesday, and more!!

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Three or More Tuesday

My friend Tam, at The Gypsy's Corner,
is graciously letting me guest host for 3 weeks while she is gone.

In addition to the regular and wonderful
Three or more Tuesday posts,

we will have a


I loved this challenge.

It made me get in there and do something
with a few of those frames I have.
I also used some of the other abundance of 'treasures' I have around.
Thank you, Denise Marie at Bloomin', for challenging me!!
(I actually have 6 things done now and still working on them).
Hope you'll let me show them all to you.

This week I will show you one of the first projects I finished.
And will give you some rather unique ideas
for ways to use frames you might not have thought of.

OK. This isn't really anything out of the ordinary,
but was fun to do anyway, and easy.
supplies you'll need:.
hammer, sponge brush, frame, paint, stain, glue, scissors
music, or dictionary page or paper of your choice.

Here is the frame painted ivory,
and stained to look old.
The hammer was to beat it up and make it more rustic looking.

I glued the glass back into the frame.
The paper has been glued
to a piece of cardboard,
and is just glued into the frame.

These are the things i chose to put on my frame.
Notice I said 'on', not 'in'.

That's because we are going to use this as a mini tray,
and not a frame to hang.
(how ordinary would that be?) =0)

So, here it is finished:

I simply put a bit of fabric down,
poured in a pile of sand,
stenciled some 'beach' rocks*.
Dribbled some shells around,
and added a starfish, and a hand-made postcard.
I added this to my Beach display at the store.

So, that was just an easy project and I love it!!
You can use this mini try for many things.

You could use it for little bathroom treasures,
or as a little tea set holder.
Think about things you would usually just sit on a table,
and sit them on your tray first.
We'd love to hear your ideas!!
(You know I will be putting a bird nest on it soon). =0)
Ornate Frame Tray

I did this more ornate frame tray with a piece
of lace under the glass.
(I made the lace look old with tea stain.)

You can use it as a back drop for a vignette....

or a fancier vignette....

Or as a simple but elegant tray.....

or as a tray with a fancy vignette on it.

I try to surprise people with a fun back on things too,
even if it is just a dictionary page or music.
Don't ya' just love this one??

OK, There you go, 2 projects done with the frames.

Notice the feet we added?
They are drawer pulls.


OK, now some details for you.
Should you decide to take this assignment....

Let us know you are joining in by leaving a comment.
(that encourages us and makes you more committed.). =0)
Choose a project, then next week show us what you did and how.
You can choose to do it one week, or all three.

The whole idea is that we get in there and get some things done!!
And then we get the fun of sharing our ideas with others.

Blessings on your week, and your projects!!

Barbara Jean

Some of the items you will see on my posts will be for sale at the
gift shop.
Let me know if you have any questions about an item,
or even how to *make something. I'm glad to share.

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Sara's Sweet Surprise said...

The elegant serving tray is my favorite. It's wonderfully versatile. Isn't it fun when you find those treasures to repurpose. I've got some bottles that I thought were too beautiful to recycle, so I'm giving them a new look to fit their new purpose. I'm hoping to have them posted by Tuesday.

Come by for a visit
Sweet wishes,

Tootsie said...

awesome!!! all of it!
have a wonderful weekend...oh...and don't forget to stop by this week...starting right now to enter and learn about the great give away that is being held on my blog this week! I know you will love the prize

Rose ~Victorian Rose ~ said...

Like the idea of the tray..and love the idea of the drawer pull footies.


T's Daily Treasures said...

Great idea for the frames. They turned out great and love those drawer pulls as feet. I will have to give this a try soon. Have a great weekend. Blessings, Tammy

Anonymous said...

I LOVE all of the neutral "colors" Barb!!! There's something so romantic and soft about them. I use them liberally in my home.


Cha Cha said...

I just love your work, I am always so excited to see when you post. You do my heart good. I love the beach one, my favorite place in the whole world is the beach, it is where I can relax and feel GOD's closeness. You have maded me smile and dream of warm sand between my toes. Thank you.

Cha Cha

Funky Junk Interiors said...

Your stuff makes me happy. :) Really. It's like living in a nesty fantasy where nothing could ever go wrong. LOVE your little frame trays. :)

Thanks for linking up to SNS!
FJ Donna

PlantSomeRoots@Lakewood said...

Always love your treasures. January is the best month to work on projects. I hope to reveal some soon...
Staying busy at Lakewood,

FleaMarketTrixie said...

Love them all, so pretty!