Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Family Frame

Here's my new family frame. 
Here's what it looked like when I picked it up at Goodwill (on half price Wed., the 3rd Wed of every month, at least in my area). So I snagged this piece for $2.50.
It reminded me of all those Tim Holtz trays that I see floating around on blogs.

So I spray painted it black. Spray paint/paint always makes something feel new to me. 

I used a lot of For the Record collection by Echo Park and mixed it with scraps I already had.

I found these clips by Tim Holtz at Hobby Lobby. So I can change out the photos. I just used Super Glue to glue them in place. In fact, the super small photos are Instagrams.

I found this cute bottle filled with trinkets and sand that says LOVE on the front at Canton. I glued it in place.

I added our establishment date (our wedding date).

And Sophia's birth date (since she's an addition to our family and has forever changed our lives).

Then I added the pinwheels just to add some depth, interest and layers. I tried making many fabric flowers and I just didn't like the way it looked.

So that's it! My Tim Holtz knock off.
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Dina said...

Love it! I don't know how you find the time to get all these cute crafts done. It's impressive!

Anonymous said...

This is beautiful. The colors pop so beautifully, and I like the idea of the clips so you can change out the pics.

Kristy @ Next to Heaven said...

Are you kidding me?? What a find... and after your touch it looks like a million bucks!! I have two trays up stairs waiting to get done, I just could get inspired.... but now I just want yours!! This my stata is my new favorite project!!

Anonymous said...

Fabulous frame!

Gina @ MoneywiseMoms said...

So cute! I never see cool things like that at the thrift store. What a great find, and your treatment is perfect for it!

Michelle@ Learning to Be a Mom said...

What a great idea! I just saw one of these frames at the thrift store and thought I wouldn't know what to do with it. Now I have to go back and see if it's still there. This is darling. I would love to put it in my daughter's room.

Winnie said...

Very beautiful!
I admire you talent and patience to do this
Great work!:)

Kathryn Ferguson Griffin said...

It really is just perfect! Thank you for sharing. Visiting from Southern Lovely. Would love it if you would share this at my Make it Pretty Monday party at The Dedicated House. http://thededicatedhouse.blogspot.com/2012/08/make-it-pretty-monday-week-10.html Hope to see you at the bash! Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

Rain said...

Wonderful job! Love it!!

Karri Reiser said...

Absolutely wonderful job. I'm visiting from The Trendy Treehouse and now a new follower. I host a link party each week and would love to have your link up this post and any other your might want. The link is:

Veronica Lee Burns said...

I love this!

Laura said...

I love this! I love how you painted it black and I adore the Tim Holtz clips on there! I would never have thought to do either of those things, but they both add so much!

Adrienne said...

Eeek! Such a cute idea! And resourceful/environmental!

Now I have to go Goodwill hunting ;)

Katherines Corner said...

I love this!!!! Hugs P.S> thank you for sharing at the hop my friend :-)

Sarah Evans said...

This looks lovely! Such a nice piece that can be updated easily too which is a bonus.


Jill @ Create.Craft.Love. said...

So stinkin' cute! I love this! Thanks for sharing at the Pomp Party! Pinning to our Pomp Party board!

Sarah @ Becoming Martha said...

I love this! I have a mini version of this "house" and I never knew what to do with it. Good idea!

Meredith @ Wait Til Your Father Gets Home said...

This is so stinkin' cute! What an awesome idea for a family frame!

Thanks so much for linking up with us again at Keep Calm & Link Up! We're thrilled you chose to party with us this week :o)

Anni said...

How cute!! Great idea!

The "Weekend Wanderings" brought me here :) new follower!
Hope you are having a good one!

Smooches from Germany,

Jennifer said...

Beautiful! I've seen those trays around too and have wanted to do something similar. I love what you have done! Thank you for linking up to our Pretty Things Party. Hope to see you back next week!

Kathryn Pepper said...

This is so cute! I love it. I'm featuring this on the blog today!


The Thriftiness Miss said...

Oh this is the cutest! I love it. Thanks so much for linking this up to our weekend Wonders party. Hope to see you back on Thursday :)


Melissa Lind said...

What a fantastic find! I love how you transformed it. I'm totally inspired. :D

Have a fabulous and inspired day!

~I hope you can take a moment to pop over to www.mywatermelonmoon.com and checkout my (relatively new) blog! I a follower of yours and would love you to give some blog love as a follower of mine! :) Happy Crafting!

Six Sisters said...

Loving all of your cute frame! We appreciate you linking up to our Strut Your Stuff Saturday link party! Please come back again soon! -The Sisters

CSI girl said...

This is so cute! I love how it represents your family. Just adorable! You should come link this up to The CSI Project this week. The challenge is Family Fun photography. This would be perfect for the "Cutest display" category.
Come on over. each week is a new craft challenge!

Morena Hockley said...

Fun idea! I bought a similar thing at Goodwill last month and was going to use it to hold figurines, but I like this idea better. Thanks fr the inspiration!

CSI girl said...

Congrats you won in the CSI Photography Challenge. Email me to claim your prize!

Robin Welch said...

What a great project! Thank you for sharing at Fluster's Creative Muster Party!

Fluster Buster

Cathy said...

Beautiful! I love this!
I would love for you to share and link up at my TGIF Link Party. The party is open every Thursday night and closes Wednesday's at midnight.
Have a wonderful week!
Hugs, Cathy

Emily Thompson said...

WOw! What a great goodwill find!!! This turned out amazing and so fun for your family! Thanks for linking up to Tasteful Tuesdays and for the link back :o) Can't wait to see what you bring next week. Emily @ Nap-Time Creations
oh, and I just posted an amazing round-up from last weeks party… stop on over and check it out!

Jamie Sherman said...

Such a cute idea! Thanks so much for sharing at last week's All my Bloggy Friends - Linda and I look forward to seeing what you share this week! :)