Friday, November 20, 2015

Friday Finds

Here's a few garage sale finds that I plan to work on this week. One woman's trash is another woman's treasure, right? Wild Bill says one woman's treasure is another man's trash. Bah, humbug!

First, two little wooden framed pictures for 50 cents each. I bought these for a project I want to do for the Christmas tree. I was going to throw out the pictures, but on closer examination they appear to be hand-painted.
There's an article in a recent magazine about hot trends in collecting. One of the things they said was hot right now is miniature paintings. These frames are a little junky, so I'll still take them apart and chalk-paint the frames, but I'll hang on to the little paintings (oh, I so need more crap stored just in case!)

Next up, this $2 funky wooden framed mirror. Instead of seeing dead people like the kid in The 6th Sense, I see chalkboards everywhere! The mirror is hazy and nicked up, even after cleaning, so I'll paint right over it and make a chalkboard of course...

Here's another frame. I think it was $1. The raised pattern will really show up when it's waxed with dark wax. I plan to use it to make a Christmas sign. It just needs a 1/8 or 1/4 inch backing board cut to fit. 

It's real cold here today and supposed to get colder this weekend, so I'll be working inside -- "Baby It's Cold Outside" -- Yeah, that would work for my Christmas sign.

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  1. I think those little paintings are adorable. My friend's mother painted miniatures like that for years-sometimes just one blossom (like a pansy face). My friend kept them grouped on a wall. All your frames are sweet- I have some I need to haul out, too. xo Diana

  2. Those are SWEET miniature paintings! And I love what you do with frames, etc.

  3. I like that those little ones are handpainted.
    That makes them more special.
    I think they will look great with chalk painted frames.
    Baby, it's cold outside is right!
    We got SNOW here.
    GRRR, I mean, Brrr
    I'm going to procrastinate shoveling by cleaning house.
    That should take forever!
    And then I will start the "Jimmy" painting! ;)

  4. Little painting/pictures like these are so hard to find. I think you really got lucky. I love pictures like this tucked into unexpected places.

  5. Great frames. Looking forward to seeing what you do with them.

  6. Looks like you have some good projects to do.
    I will wait until after Christmas and start on a few of mine.
    I am wanting to make another quilt for my son.....

  7. You found some great deals and I think after you get to them they are going to be cuties!

  8. Awesome! Can't wait to see how these projects turn out! I have to live vicariously through others who can create successful projects!

  9. I just love those little frames and I have collected quite a few. I also love large older frames and they are perfect for chalkboards. Thanks for visiting me on my blog and for your sweet comment!

  10. Those frames with the painted flowers are so sweet!