Thrifty Thursday

Thrifty Thursday: Splitting Frames

May 9, 2013



It has been a couple of weeks since I have posted something in this section of the blog. As I started to take inventory of the things that I have from my thrifting adventures I realized I have a ton of bags and cameras! I thought I would twist it up a bit today and write about a huge frame that I found at a local Salvation Army and how I use it in my living space. When I found it, I was immediately stunned that someone would donate this. It was huge, had a tremendous amount of detail, and it came with a perfectly intact mirror! I knew I couldn’t pass this one up, despite a $25 price tag.

After some deliberation, I decided to split up the pieces. I used the mirror piece above my more modern looking shelving and the frame as a decorative piece above my desk. I kept both pieces in the original state just in case I want to ever combine the pieces again. I also slapped on some grey paint to complement my new wall colour. Oh and check out my sago plant, a gift from the family, it’s been growing for almost a year!

I have been getting some questions about how long my projects take and what tools I have. I will start to include these in my restore project posts.

What I used to restore:
Sponge Brush
Sand Paper
Mechanical Sander

Time: 2 Hours

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  • Reply Trish May 9, 2013 at 4:52 pm

    I think I remember that frame….

    • Reply Jason May 9, 2013 at 5:05 pm

      Yeppers, that’s the one!!! Finally putting it to use, a year later.

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