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creekminnow
Iberia, MO

October 4, 2011
4:16 PM

Post #8836192

As I type this post I am working on a cool project. An 100 year old picture frame that I am giving a crackle finish, with a twist...hope to have photos up tonight or tomorrow.

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JuneyBug
Dover AFB, DE
(Zone 7a)

October 4, 2011
6:01 PM

Post #8836297

:-)
creekminnow
Iberia, MO

October 4, 2011
6:20 PM

Post #8836319

Starting project.

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creekminnow
Iberia, MO

October 4, 2011
6:21 PM

Post #8836321

base coat

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creekminnow
Iberia, MO

October 4, 2011
6:22 PM

Post #8836324

finished product

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creekminnow
Iberia, MO

October 4, 2011
6:23 PM

Post #8836329

close up

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creekminnow
Iberia, MO

October 4, 2011
6:25 PM

Post #8836335

Thanks for viewing.

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J2222
Southern California, CA

October 4, 2011
7:46 PM

Post #8836426

I love crackle finish...now it looks 200 years old!
gregbaker
Newark, NJ

October 4, 2011
7:54 PM

Post #8836433

amazing! wouldn't you love to know of all the pictures that have previously been placed in that frame? lots of history and memories i can imagine

Cville_Gardener

Cville_Gardener
Highland Rim of TN
United States
(Zone 7a)

October 5, 2011
4:54 AM

Post #8836716

Lovely job you did with that frame. :-)
creekminnow
Iberia, MO

October 5, 2011
4:58 AM

Post #8836721

Thanks for all your kind comments. I hope to have a video of this project posted to my website later today.
http://www.trash2treasure4you.net
JuneyBug
Dover AFB, DE
(Zone 7a)

October 5, 2011
5:16 AM

Post #8836747

Wow!
creekminnow
Iberia, MO

October 5, 2011
1:48 PM

Post #8837295

Well I woke up this morning and looked at the frame and it just appeared to pink to me, so I decided to re stain it with a darker stain and I like it much better!

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creekminnow
Iberia, MO

October 5, 2011
1:49 PM

Post #8837296

Close up.

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creekminnow
Iberia, MO

October 5, 2011
1:50 PM

Post #8837297

Much better!!!!

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creekminnow
Iberia, MO

October 5, 2011
1:51 PM

Post #8837301

Did I make the right decision????

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denimangle
Oakwood (Butler,TX), TX
(Zone 8b)

October 5, 2011
6:56 PM

Post #8837661

WOW love that frame
lizardbreath
Boise City, OK
(Zone 6a)

October 5, 2011
8:14 PM

Post #8837726

That is absolutely amazing. I hope you have a wonderful old picture to put in it. I think I like the finished result best as well.

I just bought an old frame at an estate sale to put on the wall in my craft room to display my necklaces so they don't get tangled in containers. I hope cardboard covered in vintage fabric will be sturdy enough to pin up the necklaces. Have you ever used an old frame for that kind of thing?
creekminnow
Iberia, MO

October 5, 2011
8:34 PM

Post #8837752

No, I can't say that I have, but sounds like a great idea. When you get it done you should take a picture of it and submit to my website. You could win the drawing of an item I'm giving away at the end of the month. http://www.trash2treasure4you.net This is the item I am giving a way for the month of October.

This message was edited Oct 6, 2011 3:10 PM

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lizardbreath
Boise City, OK
(Zone 6a)

October 5, 2011
9:19 PM

Post #8837799

I saw jewelry displayed in picture frames in an antique store but can't remember what they used as the "pincushion". I am thinking it was probably corkboard but I thought a couple of sheets of cardboard covered in fabric would suit me just fine.

This is going to have to be a winter project because my garden has finally decided to produce everything all at the same time since the temps have started being tolerable.

I will try to remember to post a picture of my "picture" when I get it finished.

Cville_Gardener

Cville_Gardener
Highland Rim of TN
United States
(Zone 7a)

October 6, 2011
2:34 AM

Post #8837931

People hang frames in groupings without anything in them and that can really look super too. Lots of possibilities for your frame! :-)
frogymon
Mesa, AZ
(Zone 9a)

October 6, 2011
6:26 AM

Post #8838108

lizard, foamboard will hold up better over time, or better yet, styrofoam; both will hold a pin better weighted down with jewelry as well.
denimangle
Oakwood (Butler,TX), TX
(Zone 8b)

October 6, 2011
9:13 AM

Post #8838282

creekminnow
please repost your link the one posted is not working
J2222
Southern California, CA

October 6, 2011
10:01 AM

Post #8838333

denim & others: I think it's "dot net" not ""dot com"
curvesarein
Kingman, AZ
(Zone 7b)

October 6, 2011
11:16 AM

Post #8838389

Lizard,
I sent you a Dmail. I took a fram and put fabric and chicken wire on it and hung keys on S hooks. It works out great.

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lizardbreath
Boise City, OK
(Zone 6a)

October 6, 2011
12:52 PM

Post #8838485

Wow, I haven't seen empty frames grouped together but it certainly has my wheels turning. I just love how ornate the old frames are. Now if I just had more walls...

Thanks for the styrofoam and chicken wire ideas, they're much more practical than cardboard.
creekminnow
Iberia, MO

October 6, 2011
1:13 PM

Post #8838501

Thanks J2222, it is "dot net" . Can't believe I did that!!!

Cville_Gardener

Cville_Gardener
Highland Rim of TN
United States
(Zone 7a)

October 6, 2011
1:13 PM

Post #8838503

http://www.apartmenttherapy.com/la/inspiration/using-empty-frames-a-classic-idea-that-still-works-092210
creekminnow
Iberia, MO

October 6, 2011
1:42 PM

Post #8838538

I like the link Cville_Gardener posted, it really is a neat idea! I'm thinking of selling this frame if anyone is interested let me know...
J2222
Southern California, CA

October 6, 2011
3:41 PM

Post #8838699

Cville: Love that link. A friend here has totally empty frames in a grouping above her sofa...the frames are all different, but all painted gold...looks great!!

Cville_Gardener

Cville_Gardener
Highland Rim of TN
United States
(Zone 7a)

October 7, 2011
3:37 AM

Post #8839207

I see you are new to DG, creekminnow. If you go to the top of the Homepage and click where it says Marketplace, you will see how they handle sales on this site and what their rules are. :-)

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creekminnow
Iberia, MO

October 7, 2011
4:37 AM

Post #8839237

Thank you Cville, I will do that.
creekminnow
Iberia, MO

October 13, 2011
3:40 PM

Post #8847884

I now have a video of this project posted to my website. http://www.trash2treasure4you.net

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