Friday, October 2, 2009


A couple months ago I (well, my boyfriend) picked up some picture
frames from the side of the road that were destined for the trash can.
None of them had glass or any backing,
but I knew I could give them a new lease on life!

Some of them could not be saved, but those that were are loving life now!
I took the two of the frames and painted them with matte black spray paint.
Then added some wire fencing I painted black as well.
I measured and cut (only suffering a few cuts myself) the wire fencing to fit inside the
frame (where the glass would be) and secured using a staple gun.
After giving the piece one more coat of paint, I stapled some coordinating fabric
to the back of the frame.
The clothespins I bought didn't look right on the frames, so I headed back to the
store and picked up some mini clothespins.
I then painted and mod podged the clothespins in coordinating papers and viola!

P.S. I linked to Fingerprint's Feature Yourself Friday, and Frugalicious Friday.


  1. Nice work! I love old frames and have a ridiculous number of them in my basement..waiting for a new life. This has given me some inspiration. Thanks!

  2. WOW WOW WOW I am so proud to see you have such artistic talents

  3. Beautiful! I love fun clothespins and your frames/boards look awesome! Great job!


  4. You created a wonderful result with what otherwise would have gone to the landfill. Don't you just love...FREE!

  5. Awesome!! I love how they turned out!! Too cute! Even your clothes pins are cute!! Nice work!
    Thanks for the link!
    ~Andy@ Poppies@Play

  6. They look great. I love them and I love your clothes pins. Thanks for sharing with everyone.

  7. I really enjoyed looking around your blog! What great ideas!!
    *Eliza’s blog*

  8. That is great! Love that you were able to use something destined for the trash and in such a pretty and useful way.

  9. A real trash to treasure on this one! Love the clothes pins too!

  10. I want to do this! Every detail is perfect. I love it!

  11. That's very cute! So lucky you found those!

    Thanks for linking up, doll! :)

  12. I wish I could get my hands on a load of FREE frames like that! Jami

  13. I love those black clothespins. BEAUTIFUL.

  14. What a fun idea! Definitely a great DIY project for very little moula :)

  15. Love the idea with the clothspins. They look great. How fun!

  16. This is a great idea! I never would have thought of it. Love how it all turned out. Great job....!

  17. Fabulous! Love the black and white print!