Sunday, February 10, 2013

Huge Ornate Frame

Sometimes it is better to leave things as they were found. You can see the ornate gold coloured relative frame size when I took it to my booth at Village Antiques Mall.


The frame size is about 2 x 4 feet. At home it was not easy to find a contrast to show size.


I love the elaborate applied decoration as well as the depth of the frame. I seriously thought about painting the frame white and waxing it BUT this is a seriously gorgeous huge frame. I did not want to limit its future.


The frame came with a scenic painting that was not as beautiful as the frame. I removed the painting. Then I had an inspiration - why not remove the painted canvas from its frame and stretch a light colored piece of fabric on the frame and use it for a backdrop. Easy to store when not in use, instant plain backdrop when needed. 

The idea sifted through from reading blogs yesterday when one writer wrote about an etsy shop selling vinyl backdrops. I checked them out (so very nice). If/when I remember the blog I will add it to this post. Found it The Clueless Thrifter. I have been pinning photo light boxes and this seems like a partial solution.


So, a non-tweaked frame but a tweaked "removed the painted canvas from its frame and stretch a light piece of fabric instead" for photo backdrops.


19 comments:

  1. Beautiful frame, Joy. Great idea to use it as a backdrop.

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  2. The egg cup is so cute - I have a couple and love them.

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  3. That is a beautiful frame. I like the idea of the backdrop. I am addicted to pinning. . . so many great ideas out there!

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  4. The frame is beautiful I can see the backdrop working well Have a Great Day ttys

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  5. Oh, I'm glad that you did not paint that lovely frame, Joy. Thanks for sharing your blues.

    Happy Blue Monday.

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  6. The frame is so beautiful! And it's perfect for using as a backdrop.

    Have a wonderful week!

    Hugs
    Stephanie

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  7. That frame is a beautiful find!!!

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  8. I would not have touched the frame either. Sometimes a customer wants to dream up an idea for a piece herself. Great tip about the backdrop.

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  9. Thank goodness you decided not to paint it.

    I see too many things painted with chalk paint ( most are fine but sometimes I see beautiful wood that should never be touched painted, lol..and it makes me crazy :)

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  10. Great Frame... being a DIY'er and I have a thing about painting everything...I would have left this one the way it is too. Thanks for sharing and linking up to One More Time

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  11. Lovely frame. It would be great as a floor mirror. xx

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  12. Sometimes it's best to leave well enough alone - and that frame is beyond well enough!
    How exciting to have your own booth - oh how I would love that!
    Kelly

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  13. Your booth looks very cool and the frame has so many possibilities. Love your idea!
    Liz @ Quirky Vistas

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  14. Love your booth! Thanks so much for linking up to IT's PARTY TIME! I pinned your post. {HUGS} Clydia @ Three Mango Seeds

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  15. Great idea for the frame. It is beautiful. Thanks for sharing at Restyled Sundays!

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  16. Love the frame! Thank you so much for sharing this on The Creative HomeAcre Hop! I hope to see you again tomorrow! Here's the link:
    http://www.theselfsufficienthomeacre.com/2013/02/the-creative-homeacre-hop-3.html

    Have a wonderful weekend!

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  17. Your right sometime its best to just leave something as it. Gorgeous frame. Thanks for linking up at Transformed Tuesday. I'm a new follower. Hugs, Peggy~PJH Designs

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  18. What a great idea for a back drop. Thanks for sharing at Fluster's Creative Muster. Looking forward to seeing what you link up next week.

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Thanks for visiting. I read and appreciate all your comments. Joy

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