I love to find a treasure. I’m also a big fan of the idea that “one man’s trash is another man’s treasure”. This piece of home décor was, literally, a piece of trash that I found on the side of the road.
Around here people often put things on the side of the road that they don’t want anymore, and other people drive by and take them home (Brilliant, right? I love it!). If you see something, though, you really need to stop THAT MOMENT and grab it, or it’s gone.
So, my treasure? An ornate picture frame. Unfortunately, I don’t have a “before” picture, but here is the final product, all set up for Christmas:
The frame was empty when I found it, so I cleaned it off with a damp rag and sprayed it with Rustoleum spray paint. Then I went to a home improvement store and bought some Masonite (which they kindly cut to size for me). The back of the frame had a place where you could slide a thin board in, and the Masonite was the perfect fit. I sprayed the Masonite with chalkboard paint, and slid it in. All that was left was to screw in some eye-hooks and add wire to hang it.
I love the beautiful frame and the bright color it brings to a room. When I’m on my game, I write or draw different things for different times of year. Sometimes we put up quotes, too. Whether it’s decorated or not, it makes a great backdrop.
Here are pictures of it in some of its other decorative states.
One of the best things about this project was that it was pretty quick, and it’s very versatile. Everyone can use a big statement piece, right? And something like this can have any statement you want. 😉