Thursday, April 10, 2014

Nearly Oval Frame Revamp for LESSology

I had a nearly trashed plastic gold frame that was begging for an overhaul! I still wanted to display photos but in an easier way to change them up.

It was also slightly warped due to it's age and being in the sun at the last house. So, it was needing a change & a bit of a disguise in the form of hand rolled flowers!

Here is what I started with! Patti wanted you to see how sorry that frame looked....she was quite embarrassed with all the really old photos!

I removed the glass, ditched most of the old photos, and hot glued in the black backing. You can also see the old vintage lace that I modged podged in.

The black background was also spritzed with Lindy's Stamp Gang Moon Shadow Mist giving it a bit of a shimmer. Also spritzed the lace just a bit with mists and used gold shimmer modge podge.

One of my favorite parts of this whole project was adding that lovely JOY tag gifted to me from Helen over at Scrap Addict. It goes along nicely with our newest challenge over at LESSology to use a tag or tags on your project.

I actually have used quite a few tags on this piece. I had some that were over ten years old!

If you look behind the school photos, you'll see the edge of a tag that says "report card" that was used with a die cutting machine and cut along with other scraps in a scallop. I am using those as place holders for my photos with my dyed clothes pins. I downloaded a digital image from Etsy called Faded Roses that really helped pull those scallops together. 

Here is my new recently old frame on display in our bedroom! The rolled roses & black background go along with my other frames. I hope you'll play along with us this month over at LESSology!


  1. Loving is Awesome !!

  2. It looks fabulous...but i have to say, Patti stole the show for me! Much more friendly looking than the killer kat you've got!!!!

  3. I soooooooooooo love love love this!!!!!

  4. Amazing! what you have done here is sheer brilliance! looks wonderful!

  5. Now that is a make over and a half!! Nicely done. REALLY love the new and improved look and it does fit perfectly with the other art on your wall :)


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