Thursday, June 9, 2011

Repurposed Antique Frame & Coffee Sack Pin Board

Usually when I find something at a yard sale that I want to "repurpose" I have that "Ah-Ha!" moment, I buy the item that created the inspiration and then....well, nothing. It sits, unused, gathering dust with the promise that someday it will be put to use. Yeah - Right.

But recently I have decided that if I buy an item I have to actually use it for it's intended purpose within a month or I don't get to keep it. For instance, I bought this antique frame at a yard sale for 25cents....LAST YEAR! And finally today it has been made into the thing it has wanted to be. A pinboard to hold my mixed media jewelry creations.

I started with this old chippy frame that someone had painted with ugly orangy copper spray paint.
It's completely fabulous with portions missing and  many many age cracks.
I then used one of these coffee sacksto create the back.

(which I got last week, a huge stack for only $5, and all the proceeds of that sale went to the storm victims in Joplin MO, so that was just awesome)
I wrapped a layer of burlap over a layer of quilt batting and then wrapped the edges around a piece of an old plastic sign, (everything was recycled for this project) hot glued the back, and stapled it into the frame that I had already painted white. Love how the cracks still show through the paint.

1 project down, 100 to go...


lidybug said...

Thats cool a new twist on the frame idea! Are you using pins to hold the jewelry in place?
Very Vintiquitie!!!

Michele's Treasures, Teacups, and Tumbling Rose Cottage said...

Gorgeous frame! Looks very nice.
Have a great weekend. ; )

Outofmymind said...

LOVE IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Julie (Legacy Crafter) said...

very interesting idea. Love the redo on the frame and the shabbiness of the burlap bag with the ornate frame.

ALso love you blog. First time I have run into it. Have been checking back to some of your previous posts and boy do you have some cool stuff and unique posts. I
absolutely love unique!

Have a nice weekend,

Sandy Michelle said...

What a great idea! It's just lovely!!

Sandy xox

kathy mc said...

I love it!

Lynn Stevens said...

great use of an old frame and wonderful way to display your art!

only 100 more to go? LOL
hugs Lynn

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