I saw this yucky, outdated frame at the Salvation Army one day, months ago. I knew exactly what I wanted to do with it, so I paid the $6 and carted it home.
I started by removing everything from the frame. Let me tell you, this was HARD!! The back of the print had been covered with thick piece of cardboard, glued down within an inch of it's life. It took razor blades and my hubby's help to get it off. But we succeeded!
I loved the shape of the frame and the dips and valleys of the wood. It looked very elegant without being fussy. I decided to use the same Krylon Oxford Blue that I used for one of the crates also in the bathroom.
Next I planned to add a type of chicken wire to the frame. It had all square openings, which I thought was perfect for jewelry hanging. However, it took quit a bit of doing. I stapled it in crooked 3 times and finally enlisted the hubby's help again. He accomplished it, but not without a war wound. One of the wires sliced his finger open. Sorry honey!
It looks gorgeous doesn't it?But a little see through for my taste. So I grabbed a yard of fabulous burlap and stapled that to the back.
Perfect!! Looks great, and the burlap adds another beachy type texture. I'm loving it.....so far. It needs a little more, don't ya think? Yeah, just a little something more....
Seashells! I LOVE seashells, reminds me of home. That's why the master bath is done in a beachy shell theme. This should fit in perfectly!
And here we are....in the bathroom. Hanging above the jewelry box that is jammed full.
I absolutely love it! I know it's been around the blogosphere for quite a while. I just finally got around to doing my version. The color, the wire, the burlap, I love everything about it! Now I jut need to finish filling it up! LOL!
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