Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Mystery Project

Remember last week I told you I was working on something.....
I bought this "HUGE" frame, 4 feet by 3 feet, at a second hand store.....
I loved the carvings on it and saw in my head something beautiful.....
so home I went to get Hubby and his big car to pick this baby up.....
all Hubby could say is "What the heck are you going to do with that"
look at the carvings....just beautiful.....well home it went.....

Hubby and I measured.... sawed.... and cut....

and we ended up with a shadow box...... except I am going to make one teeny tiny change...."PAINT IT".....I thought I would like it gold for a change but DON'T...I don't hate it but I just don't like it.....so we will take it apart and I will paint it..... I hope to get this done on my days off this week.....

but I do love how it turned out....
I will show it to you again when the paint job is complete....
Have a wonderful day...
Hugs,
Mo :-)

20 comments:

Bren said...

I love it! Very creative - I think I have a frame similar to that up in our barn that my MIL gave us years back. Maybe I will get creative like after being inspired by your shadow box and do something with ours. Busy Time in the garden for me... so it will have to wait till fall.

Happy day to you dear creative friend and thank you for sharing your design on blogger with us.

Kris said...

Love the frame and how you intend use it as a shadow box frame.

I'm on the look out for one similar, thou not quite as big. I have an old advertising print I want to put in my bathroom and it deserves a beautiful frame.

Kris

Melanie said...

Don't you just love beautiful frames like that? I'll bet its going to turn out great. Can't wait to see the finished product!

Jennifer said...

I want one! ! ! I love it.... I have several good size frames around here, not quite that big, but what a great makeover!
Thanks for sharing.....
Jennifer

Lee Laurie said...

That frame is gorgeous! I love what you did with it. What a great idea and it is gonna look even better after you paint it!

Sandra~Romantique Inspirations~ said...

Nooooooooo, I want the big frame. I have been looking for one that large for so long. What is it with you finding all this great things. Your actually killing me. Looks really nice what you did with it. Your right, paint the frame.

I'll be back shortly, your always up to something. Your hard to keep up with...

vintage at heart said...

Oh my goodness how creative I love it!!!

bananas. said...

ooh i love the frame. i want one! i even like the gold.

Ginger said...

I think the shadow box turned out really neat. I can't wait to see how it looks after you paint it. You sure are creative!!

fitty's pinky rose cottage said...

ohh goodness.. you are so creative! I know what to do with some frames I have.. but I got to find a handy man to make the box.. now where can find one! hehehehe

have a great day!

Joy said...

So far so GREAT!

Cindy ~ My Romantic Home said...

What a gorgeous frame!!! I love what you did with it! It would have made a great chalkboard too!

Patti's Artful Design said...

Oh Mo, I love it! I have a shadow box with mirror behind it(one of those old 50's mirrors), and I seashelled around it. Look close at the left picture of my header. I just love this shadow box. And thank you for the nice comments about my bed crown. I will start another one very soon and tell you all about it.

Mary said...

Mo, that frame is so beautiful and your creative idea is perfect for it. It is so beautiful. I love the gold! I also love the picket fences. I dream of living in a little white cottage with lots of gingerbread trim and the yard is surrounded by a sweet white picket fence. It has been a hectic week and I am late posting comments but I looked at your pictures. Hope your evening is wonderful!

Linda's Blue Gate said...

I would have never thought of that..... how perfect....... Yes I think you are right paint it.... it is a beautiful frame....
HUgs
Linda
Sorry you are still having problems coming over...
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Sares said...

What a clever idea. I'm not that handy with measurements. My mind doesn't work that way. I can use tools if I have to. I would have bought the frame too, I think it's beautiful. What color are you thinking of painting it?

debi @ life in my studio said...

Oh, that frame is sooo pretty! I love what you did with it...how creative and beautiful!

Federica said...

That frame is gorgeus!! You did a great job with it!
Congrats!!
Take care
Federica

Stephenie said...

What a creative idea!!! Love all the treasures you placed on your new shelf..That frame is just stunning...This truly is just so BEAUTIFUL!!!!! That's really sweet that your hubby helped to...
STephenie

Joy said...

wow what an awesome idea and great job you all did with it. I passed up some mirrors at a garage sale the other week. Now I wish I would have bought them ;)