Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Simple Project, Simple White Vignette, Simple Solution

You probably have one. 

You know, one of those Pinterest boards.
Simple projects you want to try.
You even have the stuff to do it... 

This is one of those projects.

I had these frames in the hoarding garage.
They're nice, chunky wood frames.
They just needed a little paint
and something to go inside them. 

I had that, too. Hardware wire.
And I had a staple gun. 

I painted the frames a nice 
off-white shade of flat latex.
It was a mis-tint sample pot.

I left some of the original paint
on each frame, and just painted 
parts I didn't care for. I left the 
trim & linen inserts as I found them.

I will use frame to hang earrings.
I love this simple solution for keeping
earrings sorted, paired and easy to
find when I get dressed!

(Now, I need a solution for scarves...)

The other frame will become part of
a vignette...maybe a Vignette to Go!

This is not a finished product,
but it illustrates a point I made earlier:

Successful vignettes contain interesting
vertical and horizontal elements.

Here's a vignette without a
vertical element...

Not bad. There's a nice primitive wooden tool box...

Some deconstructed vintage books, 
a nice chippy-vintage cream pitcher,
and a shabby mini bird house.

There's a variety of texture - 
shiny and matte, rough and smooth, etc.
Not bad.
But it still seems like there's something
missing - until you add a vertical element.

 Even without the bird house, 
it looks complete after the frame
is added behind the composition.

To really complete this vignette, 
ephemera, photos or keys could be 
attached to the wire. That would finish it off!

I'm still working on my idea...not giving up yet.

If it doesn't work, I'll have a 
pretty decent garage sale!

Plans, plans and more plans.

Decisions, culling, paring down.

Sorting, stacking, painting, etc.

I've been doing this for a year now.
I'm looking forward to finishing something!

Word for the Day:
2 Corinthians 8:10-11
10 And in this matter I give my judgment: 
this benefits you, who a year ago 
started not only to do this work 
but also to desire to do it. 
11 So now finish doing it as well, 
so that your readiness in desiring it 
may be matched by your completing it 
out of what you have.

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Tina@WhatWeKeep said...

Yes, I do indeed have a board like that. I want to make one of these for my everyday earrings,etc. that I throw down on the vanity instead of putting in the jewelry box. I just can't walk that extra 10 ft. LOL
Thanks for all the tips- xoxo, T.

Daniela @Frugal Aint Cheap said...

Love the vignette...and LOVE the wire inside the frame! you just inspired me!!!

Anne said...

Great vignette! LOVE that idea with the frame!

KristaM said...

Found and followed you through 36th Avenue's link party. I just love your blog! Feel free to stop by mine as well :)



must love junk said...

Those turned out so cute-love 'em!

Linda@Coastal Charm said...

Darn cute idea you had here. Hope you are having a wonderful weekend.


Chrissy said...

What a great idea and I definitely need more room for jewelry storage.
I am your newest follower.
Thanks for sharing,

Jann Olson said...

Hi Revi, I have a smaller frame in my walk in closet that holds a bit of jewelry. They really work well. Yup, must have the vertical. The eyes need to look up. Thanks for sharing with SYC.

Honey at 2805 said...

What a neat project! Thanks for sharing your project at Potpourri Friday!