Happy Wednesday, friends! A few months ago I did a bit of new artwork in our guest bathroom downstairs and love how it turned out! Come see my iPhone artwork!
I’m always on the lookout for pretty frames and when I found these, I knew I had to have them! It was a set of two ornate frames and I found the pair for $100 at a thrift store. Not bad for such amazing frames! The tiger prints had to go, but I couldn’t resist the frames. My plan was to replace the canvas prints with a piece of glass and some artwork.
To begin, I dissected each of the frames. This is the back of one of the frames.
The tiger prints were stretched on canvas and held into place with these simple brackets and a single screw. I began by removing the brackets and the prints.
Once the prints were removed I rubbed the frames with a bit of gold leaf rub-n-buff to further accentuate the details. So pretty!
Because the tiger prints were on canvas, there was no glass in the frames. I bought this ready-to-use glass from Michael’s for about $5. They come in different sizes and are perfect for DIY projects such as this.
The wire on each of the frames was positioned so the frames hung horizontally. For my project, I wanted the frames to hang vertically.
This is a close up of the small brackets which holds the wire. They are also held in place with a small screw.
So, I removed the screws and repositioned the brackets and wire so the frames would hang vertically. (The wood frames make it easy to reposition the screws.) I had to shorten the wire a bit, but that was easy to do as well.
I had pictures of some gorgeous chandeliers on my iPhone from our trip to Paris last year. Picking out a few of my favorites, I uploaded the photos to my local CVS Pharmacy online and had them printed in an 8X10 inch matte finish. You can choose pick up or delivery, so I just picked them up to expedite the process. I chose 2 of my favorites and simply popped them in the frame behind the glass.
And here they are hanging in the small guest bathroom downstairs. I hung them on top of each other over the toilet. This picture really doesn’t do them justice but I love how they turned out! Really and truly I could have hung a dozen more if I had room. The chandeliers we saw in Paris made me weak in the knees!
Here is a quick before and after. So again, if you find great frames for a great price, don’t pass them up! With a few simple changes or even paint, you can transform a frame into a mirror or work of art! I have a feeling if I found these same prints in a store they would be at least $100 each! And if I change my mind later, I can easily change out the pictures for something else!
Well, friends, we have our precious grandson today and he is napping, but sure to wake up soon. So, off I go! Have a wonderful day and stay safe and well. xoxo Dell