Thursday, July 18, 2013

Postcards, Jute, and Junked Frames OH MY!

When I have paint on a brush, I always wonder around my craft room or barn looking for something that could use a quick paint job before I wash it out.  That was the case the other day when I had some white on a brush.  I've had this frame stashed away for EVER.   One of those fifty center garage sale frames. Yup, it's sat idle and ugly long enough.

 After painting it white, I sanded off the edges since I'm all about the distressed shabby chic look these days and stapled some jute twine onto the back.  I was going to hang photos, which would be the norm, but as I was looking for a birthday card that afternoon, I came across these vintage-inspired post card ads.  I've seriously had these postcards since I was a young teen.  I cannot remember where I got them, but I have lots of them and they are so cute!  I think they are from when I was going through my "victorian" phase.

I also have this look in my daughter's shabby chic room:

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  1. I love it!!! Visiting from My Repurposed Life.
    ~Stacy @ Stacy Makes Cents

  2. so adorable. I will have to make one for all my grandkids and for us of course.

  3. Just found your blog via the Linky party, love this project! :) x

  4. Just found your blog thru the Someday Crafts Linky Party... I'm hosting one, as well, at Dorothy Sue and Millie B's too and would love for you to link up a few posts!

    I'm your newest follower....and I love, love, love this idea.... Those postcards are perfect!


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