Monday, January 11, 2010

picture frames at the GW!

There is a great sale I frequent, every other Saturday at my local GW {better know as the Goodwill}. Every item in the store is 50% off!

As I'm always on the hunt for all styles, types and sizes of picture frames, I cannot stay away from this awesome sale. And trust me, there is plenty of other stuff there, just waiting to be reconditioned and given a new life!

If you visit my website @, you can view some of these frames turned into chalkboards - that's what I use them for - chalkboards.  Once in a while, I will get a request to make various color picture frames, yes, for pictures. But mostly, I make chalkboards.

I am rather picky about which frames I choose, but they have tons to choose from! So, needless to say, every nook and free cranny in my house is pretty much layered with leaning picture frames. {something my husband has graciously overlooked, for the most part}.

These frames are awaiting some paint, etc.

This is the primer stage.

These have been painted some pretty pastel shades.

And these, are ready for either pictures or chalkboards!

I have some other projects in the works, and will share those soon!


DustyLu said...

Those are gorgeous..great amount of distressing. I love the colors you used for the frames. Thanks for stopping by and commenting. Those cloche are a fav of mine two. Yes your son has a great eye. The vintage spirtuals figures are really stunning. lulu

DustyLu said...

I love the colors your picked for the frames. Great Ideas. Your son has a great eye. I love cloches and have forever and yes they are a bit expensive but so worth it. they make a great statement and you can change whats inside all the time. lulu

starrynightimpressions said...

Oh my!! I too Toni, am a lover of old picture frames. I have to totally not pass by that section of the thrift shop because my stash at home is already a pile high!!
It's so nice to know I'm not alone lol.

31 everything said...

Great frames! I love frames. Chalkboard is a wonderful idea!

Cindy@Cutepinkstuff said...

Great frames from GW. Love that thrift store! How's business in Glendale? I sell retail at Very Vintage in Agoura Hills. If you're ever in the area. . . .