Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Before & After - Thrift Store Frames to Modern Art!

Last week I showed you some nice wood
frames I found at a thrift store.

One frame was a sweet little gilded number. 
Here's the before:

 Since I love juxtaposing old and new,
formal and casual, traditional and contemporary,
I could not resist painting an abstract in this frame.
Here's the after:

Ditto for the pieces below, except for the 
fact that the frames were painted:

This piece had some pretty bad 
texture to work around.

So I added more.

This piece had NO texture.

So I added some.

I'm not sure WHERE or even IF
 I might use these little pieces.

I am sure I could find a place for 
them - fit my style and neutral palette! 
But I am seriously considering
incorporating them into my 
Vignettes to Go endeavor.

Speaking of Vignettes to Go...
I spent quite a bit of time on Sunday 
collecting and sorting items to
use in them, but the photos were
all lacking something. I began to
doubt my idea and my sense of design.

Then it occurred to me that 
the vignettes were missing 
the all-important vertical, 
grounding elements that a 
painting, mirror wall-piece or 
lamp bring to the composition. 
SO, I'm still working on them. 

These small paintings may end up 
as one of the components in some 
of my all-white vignettes. 
I am not giving up on this idea. 
It is still a work in progress!

We are all works in progress, right?

Word for the Day:
Philippians 1:6
And I am sure of this, 

that he who began a good work 
in you will bring it to completion 
at the day of Jesus Christ.

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Fun! Who knows, they may be worth millions one day!


Dee ⚜️⚜️⚜️⚜️⚜️ said...


Very pretty work you do.


Donna Wilkes said...

I hope there wasn't a famous modern artist in those frames :>)

Love the result. They would make a nice grouping.

Anita at Cedar Hill said...

I got the Ramsign I won on your blog recently, and the post will go live Sept 19, next week. Thanks so much for hosting that wonderful giveaway and I am loving my gorgeous sign!!

Stephanie said...

I like what you are doing with your frames. I am a Frame-A-Holic
and have been piling up frames from GW for future projects. I am not making much progess though.

Stacey said...

Great job repurposing those old frames!
So pretty!
Thanks for linking up this week!
Stacey of Embracing Change

Honey at 2805 said...

So pretty and unique! I always appreciate the inspiration you share at Potpourri Friday!