Ok, so as many of you know...I absolutely L.O.V.E. to shop in flea markets (much to my hubby's dismay!)
My eyes are always open and ready to jump on a clearance purchase any day of the week and twice on Sundays...ha, well...maybe not Sundays! Naps are always necessary, I mean a MUST, on Sundays :)
While on our yearly anniversary trip, I talked hubs into doing a little "fleas and tiques" shopping with me...he was overjoyed...REALLY! haha
Nonetheless, I happened upon a collection of barn wood frames for $3 each. While I didn't have a idea in mind, I love the rustic meets contemporary look...it's like marrying the new with the old! So I scooped them up.
Shortly after, I made my way AGAIN to the clearance aisle at Hobby Lobby (hubby L.O.V.E.S. to see this payee in the check book =0) and found this wire piece that obviously belonged on something else, but the something else was no where to be found. Again, it found it's way into my basket and headed home with me...
It's cost: $2.40.
These finds sat in my workshop for a month or so until I was cleaning up one day and an idea "DAWNED" on me...I will introduce these two and they will become great friends.
Step 1: Tie a burlap bow onto the wire.
Step 2: Add a hanger to the back of the frame.
Step 3: Glue the wire onto the front of the frame.
Step 4: Hang it up for all to enjoy!
It was helpful that I already had the 11x14 red painted canvas on the wall as it has previously helped frame another piece. So all I had to do was replace the collage with this newly created bargain décor.
So, while you are out and about...keep your peepers open to possibilities!
This sweet "old but new" piece of décor was created for $5.40.
Can't wait to see what you find...
For those of you who have been following me...you remember that I recently inherited a new dining room table set from my dearest Aunt. However, it was in need of a little TLC...see post here.
After refinishing the dining room chairs, I decided that I needed to do something with a metal tin that was displayed in the dining room too! I bought the large 24x24 inch tin while shopping in Canton, TX and found it for around $12.
I originally thought that I would use it as a magnetic board, but that idea never seemed to take root and it just sat displayed on a floor easel in the corner of the dining room.
After making over the dining room chairs, I discovered an idea to bring in some coordinating fabric to the tin the in the corner. On another recent anniversary trip, my hubs and I had visited a few "fleas and tiques" stores and had picked up some inexpensive barn wood frames.
The thought crossed my mind to simply back the frame in houndstooth fabric showing off a monogrammed letter cut using my Cricut, placed on scrapbook paper and embellished with buttons.
I attached it to the easel itself, using burlap ribbon (which is my love these days!!!) Making sure it was centered, it was tied securely and then I step back to admire my work. Ahhh...not bad for $0, since I had everything already on hand.
Do you have any ideas about how to display a large piece of tin? I am open to some thoughts out there...please share!
Thanks again for stopping by for a quick visit and I hope that you were inspired to dress something up in your house as well...and then share with the rest of us.. =)
Math has never been my thing, but I have learned to create a few new formulas that have worked out for me these days =) You might try to work this one out too...
$ 2 Flea Market Frame (painted with craft paint on hand)
+ $ 1 Wooden Football (from Hobby Lobby)
= $ 3 Colorful Football Frame (for the Grandson)
It doesn't help that my son's school is right across the street from a flea market, so anytime I have an extra 5 minutes you can be sure that I am popping in there to see what finds are awaiting me! =)
On this particular day, I happened upon a lonely looking, and very dark and drab, wood photo frame for 8 shiny quarters. You guessed it...it found it's new home here at No. 9257. It rested on the top shelf of the scrapbooking closet until yesterday....when I dreamed up a plan for it.
The Grandson was visiting...romping around in his room to keep from napping while I was getting my paint on. The Daughter-in-Love and I were chatting about his new "big boy" room, sharing ideas about what else he might be "needing" in there. The new brightly painted letters inspired me to dig out the photo frame and give it a new look as well.
The flea market frame started out looking like this:
And the transformation began...
Why dotwocolors, putone next to theother,sing?...
~ Picasso ~
And...there is your art AND math lesson for the day. Good luck on your flea market transformation! Creating is good for the soul...enjoy!