Sunday, May 15, 2011

Easy Fixes for Outdated Frames

I am embarrassed to admit it, but I have had a couple of framed pictures on our bedside tables for almost 20 years.  In the same frames.  Yes, silver and gold frames were all the rage in the 1990's! 

Recently I came to the conclusion that some serious updating was needed. 





Here's what I did to update this one:





Those decorative knots in the corners were tough, but I just kept wrapping and wrapping until I could no longer see the shiny silver and gold.  The corners look a little bulky, but I kind of like the one of a kind-ness of it.




I hot glued some wire to the back to hang it. 



Because I wrapped the jute around (and around and around--OMG, how many times do I have to wrap this darn thing???), the glass wouldn't fit in it.  I needed to find another use for it.    Here's what I came up with.

I ended up using about 3/4 of the roll of jute on this 5x7 frame.
I superglued the starfish right to the wall. 

(As for the picture by our bed, I put it in a new wooden frame)




I found a wooden frame at a thrift store for $1.  I painted it blue and added burlap and batting.  I then glued a starfish onto the burlap.  I got this idea from Cottage Living-from the Beach to the Burb's Blogpost 








Here's what they look like on the wall.  The lower one doesn't show up very well in this picture, but looks fine in real life.




And here's another beachy corner of our master bedroom.  For the rest of the master, you can go HERE.

I made the starfish pillow using a graphic I found online.  I used an Ikea pillow cover and insert.  I copied it onto TAP Transfer paper, cut it close to the edges and ironed it on like I did with some other pillows HERE.


I hardly spent any money on any of these things and am happy with the way they turned out.

Thanks so much for coming by!

Pam

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36 comments:

  1. It all looks wonderful! Great job. :) Chris

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  2. Now that's creative Pam, I love them both! Hope your weekend has been wonderful!
    Cindy

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  3. CUte Pam! Twine is fun, but it can be frustrating. Your wall looks cute. Thanks for sharing with my newbie party.

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  4. Great Job Pam!! I love how you added burlap to that frame it really makes the starfish stand out. Martina

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  5. You think up the best stuff ever, Pam. Hats off to you. Jane

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  6. Love your beachy corner! Your frames look great and your pillow too!

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  7. Is there anything cuter than starfish? I love the look you have created there.

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  8. How cute ~ you're so darn crafty. I love the look of the one with the jute (boy, you're patient!)

    Happy Metamorphosis Monday to you :O)

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  9. I love how this worked out! Jute around a frame.. What a fantastic idea! Beautiful transformation!

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  10. I love it. I Love working with twine and sisal also. You made a great combination with your frames and pillow.

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  11. I love this! The texture is really fun and goes so well with the starfish!

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  12. I love them BOTH! What a clever update. Great work!

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  13. Incredible! Love the texture. Such a perfect beachy transformation!

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  14. I totally remember going through that silver and gold phase...To funny. Your transformations are night and day. What a great idea with the twine....

    Take care,
    Lisa

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  15. Pam,

    I love your updated frames.

    Dee

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  16. I love simple projects like this! Cute! Thanks for stopping by and following along!

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  17. It all looks great Pam...thanks for the shout out too...Happy Monday, xo, Mariaelena

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  18. These look great! I have a beachy thing going on at my house and I love these projects!

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  19. How wonderful!
    I am delighted with this simple decoration made ​​with weather and sea ... I love the sea and the colors of it, nature ...
    I live in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, and here I am admiring these sea stars and wondering what they are made​​. I can not find no way to buy here, could you tell me? They are made ​​of? If you can visit my blog and my answer would be very happy, I'm always here, we can exchange ideas.
    A good day!
    Kisses.

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  20. They look great. I love revamping and reusing frames. Anything with jute, string or yarn and I'm in!

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  21. Excellent makeover. I love the starfish and the simple way of attaching them to the wall...it works! I'm loving anything burlap these days...bought eight more yards of it yesterday.

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  22. Hi Pam, Great idea with the twine! I have some gold frames stuck in a drawer now that could use this treatment. I love the touches of the beach you have added to your room and the pillow is fabulous.
    Thank you for joining my party.
    Hugs,
    Sherry

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  23. Hi Pam!

    Really cute ideas! I love the starfish and burlap frame. You can never have too much burlap and twine. Great update! I like your little beachy corner :)

    Hope all is well. We've had nothing but rain and I have some yucky stomach bug for the past two days.

    Take care :) ~Michelle

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  24. Love them!! I have a large old frame I want to use at the entrance into our house from garage and think I might wrap it like you did! Very cool!

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  25. Love your starfish and burlap projects. Nice to visit with you.

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  26. ah...i've spent some time looking at your blog. love what you did with your window as well. how creative. thanks for stopping by mine! :)

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  27. That is so great Pam! I totally love what you did with the twine on that first frame and the color of the other was perfect. Lovely! Thanks so much for sharing this with us at Inspiration Friday this week~
    Vanessa

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  28. Very creative of you. I must admit, I have pictures that have been in the same old frames for years. Thanks for giving me a nudge!

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  29. Great use of outdated frames. A prefect update.

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  30. Love these, Pam! So creative and unique! Thanks for popping by my blog today! It's great to meet you!
    Looked back over some of your other posts, and LOVE that old window redo!! I have one that is on my plant shelf in the kitchen, and after seeing this, I may need to hang it right here over the computer!! We'll see. I'll sure blog about it if I redo it!

    Have a fabulous week!
    Becky

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  31. Your "new" frames look great and they're so unique. I love the starfish pillow too. Something about starfish that is comforting :)

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  32. Wow! I love it!
    Very clever and creative update!

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  33. Pam, these are sooo cute! I hate to laugh at your comment about how many times you had to wrap it. ;) It was worth all that effort, though! The starfish are perfect all framed out with the jute. Feels so summery!

    Check out this post when you have a sec. ;)
    http://betweennapsontheporch.blogspot.com/2011/06/winner-of-giveaway-from-great.html

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  34. great ideas! we are having a yardsale tomorrow...i just might dig out some of the frames i planned on selling and try something like this!

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