So I had this pretty vintage frame, right?
And I had no idea what to do with it.
Pretty, intricate detailing all around it.
A beautiful turquoise & gold layered color.
It came from my mimi's house who past away a couple years ago and this frame was brought home because my parents thought it looked like something I'd like.
And I did.
And I didn't want to change a thing about it.
Because it's one of those things you just don't change, you know?
Take a look and tell me that it's not perfect the way it is...
Isn't it unique?
The coloring is just divine...
I was playing around with ideas and completely randomly decided to see how sticks would look with it.
Yup, ordinary, every day sticks.
The whole nature aspect was appealing for some reason.
I got a huge pile (little man was the perfect helper for this part!)
and started lining them up.
I figured out the right arrangement and used my staple gun to attach them to the back of the frame.
A little tricky, but it did the job.
I felt like the sticks blended in a bit too much so I 'whitewashed' them with some trim paint I had on hand.
Just brush it on.
I wasn't going for even coverage so the uneven look is perfect.
And it makes the bumps pop out :)
I decided to add one more little touch and dug out a tag I had
(found a package of cards at Micheals for a buck and just cut them in half to get two tags per card)
I used my awesome new Martha Stewart stencil to put a pretty trellis design on it.
I love the bright red against the sticks.
The quote in the middle was a random scrapbooking embellishment I had that I glued on and inked a little :)
I tied it to the sticks with a piece of twine.
I love the final look.
A little bit of vintage nature with a modern pop!
I also looped some twine around the bottom part of one of the sticks for some more visual interest.
I think the tag looks so pretty against the white sticks.
And, seriously, the color of that frame is my favorite thing ever.
Makes me smile :)
I love finding random vintage treasures.
And I know my mimi would love seeing the frame being used.
What do you think?
Do you like the different spin on using a frame?
You can see it being used in my fall decor here.
Go dig out one of your treasures and see what happens.
(Do you all have a ridiculously large collection of unused frames like me or am I just strange??)