Thursday, March 3, 2011

Juxtaposition. . .

Thursday, March 3, 2011
Have you ever noticed how many things can be done with an old frame?  A lot.  Over the years I have framed artwork, framed other objects with an empty frame, created three dimensional artwork within a frame, put mirrors in frames, framed fabric, stacked empty frames on my mantel, made chalkboards, made magnetic message boards (made magnetic chalkboards!), and actually put pictures in frames--a lot of pictures.

But I have come up with a few more ideas of things to put in frames. . . and by come up with, I mean I saw the idea somewhere and put my spin on it (though a few I thought I had imagined up I have since seen elsewhere)! This frame idea I actually saw at a wedding.  The frame was displayed with note cards for guests to write congratulatory notes and words of advice that they then clipped onto the chicken wire.

I happened to have a frame just lying around, waiting for me to do something with it (a few frames actually).  I chose this one because I liked the size and I liked the contrast of the more ornate, silvery blue frame with the bare chicken wire.

And because spring and the revamping of my yard and garden have been on my mind of late (I would will it be spring already if I could), I decked this message board out with fun botanical prints and a few sprigs of dried thyme.  I hung them with the tiniest clothes pin clips.

When spring finally makes an appearance around here I will definitely by ready.

I have another frame of similar size and style in the works, and two other ideas for fun message boards I will be working on as soon as I pick up a few supplies.


michelle said...

Very cute! I love this idea and the garden theme certainly has me thinking of Spring!

Lavender and Linen said...

I love this! Great idea!

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