I found some of my favorite brass frames at Tickled Pink a couple of weeks ago. They are OLD! They have curved glass on the front and some really ancient flower pictures inside. I got them for $3.23 each (12.92 for the 4)! The picture size is about 9" x 6"...a really strange size. But that's not all that's strange about these frames...
When I took them apart to paint, the photos were GLUED ON THE GLASS! I have never seen photos applied directly to the glass. I was tempted to just throw away that part, but the curved glass was too neat and old to throw away. I soaked them overnight in soapy water and then scraped the photos off the glass. It's probably my luck they were worth like a million dollars that way. I primed then painted them with my favorite white, Krylon's Dover White.
Another thrifty find for today - 2 rolls of paintable embossed wallpaper for $1 a roll!
I cut 4 pieces into 8.5"x11" sheets and ran them through the printer to print the letters
L O V E.
I spray mounted them to the backing of the frame. I ended up having to use regular white glue around the edges.
I put the backs on the frames and VOILA! Four beautiful white brass frames with a reminder to love right there in my family room!
I'm still working on redoing the family room. I hope for a reveal in just a few weeks! Thanks for reading and I hope you'll follow me!