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Thanks for joining us today for the Recycle, Reuse and Re-purpose Blog Hop!!
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Today, I have a project that re-purposes frames. I bought these at a garage sale for .50 cents each.... they were an awful gold color, but I could see the potential.
Here is the "before"...
And here is the after:
We made an art gallery for my boys to display they favorite work. The title is created using vinyl applied to my wall.
The title is from Gypsy Font (monograms) and the script font on the same cartridge. The title measures 4", the subtitle is 3", the established date is 1" and the names (under the frames) are 2 1/2".
Each frame received a couple of coats of cheep black spray paint. I then added a heavy cardboard backer, a layer of cork (bought in a roll and cut to size) and then I finished them with some fabric wrapped around the layers. Then, simply place the whole thing in the frame and mount it to a wall for a nearly instant art gallery.
My son's can add a push pin to the corners of their most recent favorite piece of art and easily mount them on the wall. Because they don't have glass, it is easy to change out the display. I love that the fabric adds an element that both accents the wall color, but they will always look beautiful, even if empty.
Here is a close up of the frame. It looks wonderful.... you'd have no idea that this frame cost only 50 cents at a garage sale.
The total cost of this project breaks down like this:
2 frames : $1
cardboard : rescued from the recycle bin
roll of cork (Joanns) : $4 with coupon
fabric (1 yard at Joanns) : $5.99 on sale
1 can of black spray paint (Lowes) : $1
Total project : $11.99
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