Monday, March 2, 2009

Fabulous Shabby Frames

Wow,  so glad to finally be able to get back to our blog-  We have had a crazy few weeks, and we wish it would have been because we were hunting and gathering more fabulous finds.  Sometimes life, meaning family and friends has to come first.   We know all of you can relate.   

I am attempting to get my home transformed from winter to spring-  yes!  Don't you just LOVE putting the feel of spring in your home.  We are so ready for warmer weather,  fresh flowers,  green grass and outdoor flea markets!

I am still not quite done transforming my home for spring, but I did get inspired to share some ideas for those wonderful old frames besides adding  photos or a  mirror.   Finding a fabulous shabby frame is like finding gold to me,  I love them and have a stack of them in my workroom, that I just can't rid of, but know they will find a place one day

                                                      All of the pictures are from my (Robin's)  home.
I will change the display around the frames according to the season.  For instance, using an old floral platter in the center for spring and summer and a white ironstone platter for fall and winter.   Or,  I LOVE setting a frame on a table or chest and letting it lean against the wall.  You can place a wonderful sconce or smaller print inside, or just leave it empty and place your displays in front, using more gold or darker colors around the frame for fall and winter and more whites and pastels for spring,  blues and ironstone filled with shells for summer.  For my daughters room, she wanted a more glamorous feel, so we still have the antique pieces painted cream, but used black accents.  I purchased the vinyl wall word 'Dream' knowing it would go over her bed, but it needed something more, so just adding one a wonderful frame from my workroom pile made it perfect. 

Something else we love to do with old frames is make them in to bulletin boards.   We have several for sale on our website and I will offer them for sale on this blog too.  We only have a couple right now, but will have several more done this month.   If you are interested,  in one of them, let me know.  

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We also have Good Ju ju this weekend,  Check out the details under chick happenings!  Hope to see you there!

Love and God Bless,   Robin,  Niki, &  Marlo


Rose Brier Studio said...

Welcome back. Great Frames!

Jen r. said...

Love what you did to those frames! Welcome back! :) Jen

Three Shabby Chicks said...

Hey Marilee and Jen, Thanks for checking us out again. So good to hear from you. Robin, Niki and Marlo

Artsy Fartsy said...

Thanks so much for stopping by my blog, you have a great one yourselves! I will be back to visit often, absolutely love your style and colors. I just added updated junk finds and completed booth pictures a few moments ago to my blog, check them out and give me your opinion when you sec, Have a great week, Many Blessings, Janna

Beth at GypsyFIsh said...

HI Just found your blog. Love it..your pics are so inspiring! thanks for the inspiration.

Garden Antqs Vintage said...

Hello, thanks so much for stopping by my blog. I'm really liking the way you've used these frames and I really like your blog. I hope you girls do get to come to Texas, you'll find the coolest things. Hope you all have a great week, Theresa

Three Shabby Chicks said...

THANKS for checking out our blog girls, Love your blogs and websites. Very inspiring. Hope to get to visit each of you one day. Robin, Niki, & Marlo

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Backyard Candle Co. said...

love your blog! Came across you through sisters garden! I will be returning for sure!

Sweet Repose said...

Found you through Sisters' blog, isn't she the best! I've been a dealer there for almost 15 years and have been through the best and the worst with Barb...and we keep on truckin'(er junkin').

Fun blog and neat stuff...keep on a junkin'...I know I will!


Kimba said...

I love what you did with the frames. I'm the same way. I love to use them in slightly different ways.

Your memo boards and jewelry are gorgeous! Congratulations on your etsy shop.


Jenn said...

Wow...I love old frames! I have a bunch from my grandmother's attic that I spray-painted white. One is now framing a red toile bulletin board. I can't believe how much you embody the style I am going for! I will be back to visit often.

Three Shabby Chicks said...

Hey Jen,

Thanks for commenting on our fabulous frame blog. It's so awesome hearing from fellow shabby chicks who love to mix the old and new. So glad you will be checking us out again. Blessings, Robin