I saw a picture years ago on the internet of a collage made of empty picture frames (below) and I knew that I needed to recreate the same thing.
In our first apartment in the Virginia Highlands neighborhood of Atlanta, I started a small version from frames I got at a yard sale:
When we moved to our townhouse, I just had to recreate the collage but in a slightly different way. I painted all of the frames 3 different colors (a cream, brown and taupe) to bring them all together since the frames were all WAY too different:
Since we bought our house in September of 2011, I've been collecting a few more frames but also some old cross stitches. I knew I wanted to make a collage in my entry way, but I needed the perfect table to go underneath it. I found an old metal table that used to have glass tops on both levels that were replaced with some dilapidated boards... for only $40! Perfect! I've been home sick for two days and started feeling better this evening so I seized the opportunity to knock this project out. Here is my finished product and I couldn't be happier about it!!
|A page from an old dictionary|
|Love the old boards!|
Feeling so accomplished right now! If you are wondering where my sewing posts have gone, I promise more things are coming from Tailored by Torrey... Spring has been ridiculously packed and I'm looking forward to things settling down in a few weeks so I can knock out some amazing projects!