These updated frames with vintage jewels and burlap were a quick and easy project completed in the comfort of my air conditioned
craft room fort.
Thursday, August 25, 2016
How to Give Outdated Frames a Fresh New Look
It's been a busy month around here as I try to cross things off of my must-do list, but I'm still trying to squeeze in some want-to-do projects for a vintage and antique show in just a few weeks. I get on a roll first thing in the morning while the garage is still somewhat comfortable to work in, then move the factory inside when the early afternoon heat turns it into a sauna.
I bought these beat up and outdated frames at a yard sale several months ago. My original plan was to clean them up, give them a fresh coat of paint, then resell them without doing anything more. Then I had a better idea.
The frames are deep for their small size and resemble shadow boxes, so I decided to use them to show off some vintage jewels and buttons. I used Mod Podge to attach one big piece of burlap to one big piece of cardboard. When the Mod Podge dried, I cut four separate pieces to size. This method was a whole lot easier than doing one piece at a time. The filigrees, buttons, and jewels were attached to the burlap with Tacky Glue.
Rhinestone and pearl brooch.
Mother of pearl button with rhinestone and pearl earring.
Rhinestone and pearl button.
Mother of pearl button and vintage rhinestone earring.
All four burlap and bling frames will be coming with me to the Downtown Tracy Vintage & Antique Street Faire on September 17.