September 8, 2009

More Artwork Made New

Over a year ago I was hanging out at a mall while waiting to meet up with my Sister. I strolled into Kohl's and noticed their frames were all on sale. So I decided to check it out. I found these frames with shadow box style art work. It's hard to see from the photo, but one of each of the instruments is popped forward.

They were originally $19.99 each marked as 60% off. The sale was half off that. So they ended up just over $4 each. I really didn't like the inside, but I loved the music theme and the frames themselves.

So for over a year they have sat with my home decor stash waiting for the right use. We recently, and finally, got around to painting our guest bathroom. It used to be a bright lime-ish green. It was hideous. Now it's a really light creamy tan. I love the difference! So with a new color in the bathroom I've decided to re-decorate as well. I decided I want black frames in there. That's when I remembered these ones. I pulled them out and went to work.

I got a huge surprise when I cut the frames open and realized that the shadow box effect was actually another piece of glass with the instruments printed on! I was able to remove that with a scraper, and put vinyl words on that layer instead. I also edited the photos to coordinate them a little.

This is what I came up with:

Eventually I want to put up pictures of my family having fun in the rain, but for now, I've put in these pictures. It will do. I also cut a vinyl saying to place above the photos: "Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass, it's about learning to Dance in the Rain."

I'm adding this to Trash to Treasure Tuesday over at Reinvented and Today's Creative Blog's Get Your Craft On! Head on over to check out the other projects!

*Update - I'm linking to Kimba's DIY Day on A Soft Place to Land as well. I couldn't help but link up. I really want to win that apron. It's adorable. I think I'm going to head back now to check out what else The Hip Hostess has in their store.


Kimm at Reinvented said...

Oh. my. gosh. I loooove those. What a great redo. The vinyl on the wall above is genius! Like the wall color too! Thanks for linking up to Trash to Treasure Tuesday!

REbekah said...

Way to re-use those frames!! I love the idea of pics of your family in the rain!

Molly @ A Bit O' Shine said...

Wayyyyy cuter with your redo! Love the Singing in the Rain shot. :)

Kelee Katillac said...

This looks great and inspirational!!

Excellent job!

love, kelee

Nicole @ BugaBoos said...

What a great find and even more an awesome redo! So creative! Love them!

Kimba said...

I'm so glad that you linked up! And thanks for giving a shout-out to The Hip Hostess. They're really great gals.

Great makeover on your frames! Nice job.