A Modern Day Fairy Tale: $4 Frame Makeover!

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

$4 Frame Makeover!

Last week, I posted my list of 10 projects I wanted to try, including redoing this wonderful frame I found at a yard sale for 50 cents! And so I give you the finished project (for now):

This was a very easy project and I'm very happy with how it turned out. I still am not sure exactly where or what I am going to do with this just yet. I've thought of using it as is, making it into a chalkboard or bulletin board, etc. Either way, I have this gorgeous frame for only $4! As I mentioned, the frame was 50 cents at a yard sale, plus $3.50 for a can of spray paint. The lace was a lucky freecycle find!!

About halfway through painting I realized I probably should have taped the part that was already white off before painting...it just needed some contrast! At first I just decided I would repaint that part later and then I remembered I had this and decided to give it a shot! I could not love it more!
And here are a few other quick projects:

Apparently I really like red and lace;)

Would you believe this started out as a wire clothes hanger and lots of fabric?!?

One of my first tries at making fabric rosettes!

Linking up here:

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  1. Okay, I want that red frame. Seriously. It's fabulous!!! You are so crafty!!

  2. Im loving the lace! it was a perfect addition to both frames and the red color is GORGEOUS!

  3. Hey girl, New follower here... love these projects!! I love re-doing, and re-purposing home decor... just wish I had time these days :(

    Love the red frame... amazing. What are you going to put in it?

    take care!

  4. I totally love your crafting skills, Randi! The red frame transformation is absolutely FABULOUS and the lace trim that you added is the exact dose of dramatic effect. LOVE IT! I am now following you thanks to Hop Along Friday, and it would be so nice if you could share the love back on my blog;)
    Also today we have the coolest blog hop there is... no rules just fun and would love you to join in with us at Boost My Blog Friday, where you can meet lots of friends and have a great time or you can take a look at our newest Blog Tutorial that will definitely be right up your alley to use with the before and after shots of your awesome DIY projects:) See you there!
    Happy Friday

  5. You are so talented! I so wish I was as crafty as you. :)

    Visiting from the Mil Spouse Weekly Roundup. Have a great weekend!

    Wife on the Roller Coaster

  6. I am following you back from Hop Along Friday. I love the train pic of your little guy at the top. My 4 year old could stare at his trains for hours. He loves them.

  7. You have a beautiful family. I love all your crafts! I also have a son with Autism, he is now 10 years old. Following you through the Surfin' Saturday Blog Hop! Hope you have an awesome weekend:)

    Come see me at: laughingwithttheharrises.blogspot.com

  8. New follower from the Saturday Hop! I could not sleep so thought I would get a jump on things a little early in case I crash later.
    Love the blog! I would love a follow back. I am new to blogging so no reviews or giveaways yet until I have more experience but I am posting other bloggers contests to help me win some contests and help them get more exposure.


  9. Red frame .... LOVE!!!!


  10. Happy Saturday and I am following Hope your weekend is great
    I would love to have you stop by my blog or Etsy store.
    Having a giveaway at 1000 fans stop by and like her if you can

  11. I love your blog! That red frame is red hot!!!
    Your newest follower from Spotlight Saturday


  12. I am LOVIN' that red picture frame! It would be an ordable chalk board. I'm visitng ( and now following you) from FTLOB Weekend wander. Have a great evening.

  13. Love the Lace!!
    i'm featuring this on my blog.


  14. Love the blog.

    I am now following you.


  15. You are very talented! I found you blog hopping- Hope you stop by & check my blog out.

  16. love these, they turned out great, thanks for the idea! have a great weekend :)

  17. Very cute craft ideas! Now following from FTLOB, found you on the weekend wander! Can't wait to see what else you come up with. Have a great weekend.

  18. What a great transformation! I love the lace inlay. :)
    (And btw, I think your family portrait with the feet is ADORABLE!)

  19. I am following you (suelee1998) from the blog hop, you have a great site. Would you please follow me back? http://susansdisneyfamily.blogspot.com/
    thank you :)

  20. That lace is the perfect touch for your red frame, it looks awesome! Love the fabric rosette too. :-) Thanks for linking up!

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  22. I love your projects! The red frame with the lace is so pretty! Fantastic idea. Thanks for sharing!

  23. Super cute projects!! So cute that I can't pick a favorite!! Visiting from FTLOB!!

  24. I think the scrabble love picture is so cute! I have definitly gained some ideas! Thank you!!

    Just saying hi from FTLOB :-)

  25. I found you on the Meet & Follow Sunday, I am your newest GFC follower. If you could check out my blog and follow me back I would appreciate it. Thanks Amber

  26. That frame is just fabulous! Boy, did you inspire me to get back into some project that have been dancing in my head allllll Winter, lol!

    Love your blog, will be back for more of your wonderful creations now that I hopped over from the best site ever, FTLOB!


  27. wow! I need to get crafty :)

    New follower via gfc from the blog hop!
    I hope you will come check out Curious Cora!


  28. Red frame. Why the flipping heck didn't *I* think of that, esp since I paint everything ELSE red around here! LOVE it! :D

  29. The red frame plus the white lace... Great work! Love it....


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