I typically prefer to gather and re-vamp BIG wall size picture frames, but it’s been pretty slim pickin’s on those lately, so I’ve started rummaging through the smaller frames at thrift stores and estate sales of late.
Here are some from my most recent batch of made-over frames.
I was in a hurry to get this batch done and into my booth, and decided to forego the ‘pictures’ in most of these frames. It really doesn’t COST much to add some kind of a picture to them, but it is TIME consuming.
But I still managed to add a ‘little something’ to a few of them!
I think I actually liked it BETTER before I repainted it! You can’t tell in the picture, but the brown part of the frame has a crackled texture to it; kind of looks like alligator skin.
An old, newly repainted berry basket stand was ‘called up’ to serve as the display for the gathering of all the smaller frames. ( a few of them are from a previous batch)
This batch of larger ‘wall frames’ had originally all been repainted white and distressed. Alas, they had been sitting in my booth for TOO long without selling, so I brought them home for another make-over. A quick dry brush with aqua or turquoise paint and a bit more sanding. Back in my booth just in time for the HALF PRICE SALE.
I SO wish I had more wall space available so that I could actually ‘display’ them instead of just plopping them on the floor. Frames are probably my favorite decorating accessory and they sell so much better when ‘properly displayed’.
Although there is another dealer who has one of those big ole canvas cargo carts in her booth and she just piles all her frames into it. I constantly see shoppers curiously rummaging through them, hunting for a treasure to take home.