Friday

Garage Saleing Frames


With all the transformations going on in my home, I want a few new wall hangings. After looking to the stores, I saw each would run me (this was for nice ones, not expensive ones) from $24.00 and up!  Well I'm not one to spend money on such things. Most of my wall art is something made by friends and family.  My daughter, my mom, my niece are all very good with their art and I much prefer real art;  oils,  needlework and family photos, as opposed to faux anything.
This week I went to several Garage Sales and picked up about 8 'Wood' frames.. each under a dollar.
Then I took out the old art and spray painted each frame... then washed the glass...


For the 'art'.. I went to the internet and did a search for "Blue Floral"....
It's wonderful how much is on the internet. Images of anything you might want.
Once I found what I was looking for I 'saved' the image to file.. then brought it up to 'print'. Telling my printer the size i wanted the image to be and clicked 'print'..... 




        I chose to 'spray paint' the frames 'black' and they look so good with the blue images! 

                            
At the moment all my 'new art' is standing on the back of the sofa.. it will get hung once I get the walls in the family room painted.. but for now, I'll just smile as I look at my new "Art Work"!
Grand total for my art.. hard to estimate?   .99c for each frame,  12 pieces of printer photo paper (I had to test on 5 of them),  ink?  ok.. I'll guesstimate, $9.00 for 5.

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22 comments:

Jen @ tatertotsandjello.com said...

They look great. it's amazing what spray paint can do! And the prints look so good with your pillows too!

XOOX
Jen

Debbie said...

Not only is it amazing what paint can transform, but how ones mind can come up with something to create so beautiful, and on a budget, fantastic! I honestly would not have thought of this...and I like to think at times the light bulb goes off! This is WONDERFUL, and I am so glad you shared it with us!!~ Thanks for linking up to the party. Great to see you!~

Julie said...

How neat!!! These pictures turned out great love the "blue".

ALVN of WhisperWood Cottage and Junkologie said...

You completely transformed them! Beautiful images! Love the blues!!

miss corner cape said...

this is my new favorite thing! i reused and sprayed black frames for my dining room, and i just scored some more for free after a yard sale closed that i will post about next week. love it, and great idea about printing things out for free!i never think that, i always defer to etsy!

Sailing Simply said...

I love seeing different pictures in all black frames. It really is a nice look! Great job on your blue choice too! This is going to look fantastic on your wall!

Linda said...

Those are some awesome photos and I love how the frames look all black!

Granny J said...

That's a great buy on the frames. Even the smallest frames at the local Goodwill are more thatn $1. The black frame with the blue looks so pretty. I'd have never thought of doing that type of search. I learn something new from my blogging friends every day.

Debbie said...

I love these! Not only does the price grab me, but they really look lovely in a group. I love your white and blue townhouse adventure.

Diane said...

What fun! This made a beautiful grouping.

Hope you can visit me somtimes over at Pittypat Paperi.

The Crafty Barn said...

I love it!!! Isn't it the greatest feeling in the world to create something so pretty on such a small budget? Forget about paying those high dollar retail fees!!:) What you created is custom nobody else will have the same thing!

Laura said...

These turned out great. I agree, I'd never pay that much for frames! You did great with your garage sale finds.

Thanks for sharing at Saturday is Crafty Day!
Laura @ along for the ride

Andrea (ace1028) said...

Those are beautiful! YOu have a definite eye for art!

Rose said...

Great thinking! I would never have thought to do a search like that either. I'll have to remember that tip.
The prints look beautiful in the black frames!

Lourie said...

Wow so pretty! I feel kind of stalkerish saying this, but I would love to see it all in person!

Christina's Creative Side said...

Oooh I love em!!

Visiting from Debbeidoos

Charlotte said...

You can find such great bargains at yard sales. I buy all of my frames at yard sales. I got some good deals on frames Saturday.

Anonymous said...

You really did a nice job with these!! They already look great and will be spectacilur on your wall. Love you Sis

Brambleberry Cottage said...

You did a beautiful job transforming your thrifty finds. The blue images are terrific.

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Amanda K @ Every Crafty Endeavor said...

I just did this same thing! How fun to find great frames for so cheap! I was like you - there was no way I was spending tons of money on a bunch of frames! I never thought of a garage sale - great finds and great projects!

TheVirginiaHouse said...

I love it! I need to hit up the goodwill myself for some frames. Thanks for the reminder and for linking up to We Can Do It Cheaper!

brlracincwgrl said...

Great idea! I'm in need of some new art for my walls, so thank you for sharing!

They look fantastic!

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