Saturday, January 28, 2012

Distressed Aqua Frames

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Last week, I scored some frames at the Salvation Army in Quincy, IL.
If you're ever in Quincy,
their downtown has great places to stop.
Their mainstreet area added 75-80 new businesses in 2011.

How amazing is that in this economy?

The Salvation Army was my first stop.
You just never really know what you'll find in there.

This trip brought me a brown leather Coach saddlebag
and a leather Anne Taylor Loft (or is it Anne Loft Taylor) bag
for a total of $7!!

I also picked up some frames.
They'd never been used
and all seven were stacked neatly together.

I don't care for blah brown frames.
I like a chippy white,
a distressed black,
but this time I went for an aqua
with a bit of a beat up edge.

The frames were painted with Rustoleum aqua,
then given a bit of a sanding,
then waxed and buffed.

The paper came from Hobby Lobby.
It was perfect to use with this paint color.
I love the roses, the checks, and the bit of text.

I'm so happy with the finished frames
and can't wait to make more.

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  1. Hey - I live in Quincy and was in Salvation Army yesterday also! Who knows, maybe we passed each other and didn't even know it! You weren't in town for the homeschool basketball tournament, by chance, were you?

    I brought home a bunch from Salvation Army. I got 2 metal trunks, a mirror, a frame and several other items.

    Wish I could have met you!

    Angie @ Knick of Time

    1. I was in town one day last week.

      Have you been in "Everything and the Kitchen Sink"(hoping that's the right name) on Maine St? They had alot of great things.

      I'm hoping to go to Sullivan's and the new shop upstairs from them on my next trip.

  2. I love the color. There is just something so happy about turquoise :)

  3. So clever. Way to go. Richard from My Old Historic House.

  4. I love the color. Your frames look great.

  5. This is adorable!! LOVE!! Hope you can link this up at my turquoise lovin' party!!

    1. Thank you for the invite! All linked up. Love your turquoise party.

  6. I love this ~ they are just beautiful! I would love for you to visit and Link Up at

    1. Thank you. Linked up. This is a new party for me, I'm so glad that you left me the addy.

  7. These look great! Aqua is one of my fav colors right now. And I love the look of the paper inside. I featured these over at Sugar Bee Crafts today (reader features)!

  8. Sounds like you scored big time at the SA! Love the aqua you chose for the frames!! Following you on the new Linky Followers!

    1. Thank you. I'm sad to see that GFC will be going, but glad that Linky Followers has showed up now, not after the fact.

  9. So pretty! What a great find! I just re-did a frame in the same colour, and I am in love! I noticed you are following me on Linky Followers, so I came to check you out. What pretty things you have - only wish I could come visit you to buy some off of you! Following you back!

    Leanne @ Because (I think) I Can

    1. Thank you. I've discovered some new blogs through Linky Followers also. If you ever see anything you'd like shipped, just let me know. If it'll fit in my car, I can get it shipped.

  10. I'm a new follower from the alexa Blog hop --
    Please stop by mine tooo

  11. thanks for sharing these at Dwell on Fridays! I just LOVE turquoise!!!

  12. Very pretty...

    Just stopping by to bring some alexa love. Please stop by my site and return the love :)

  13. Hopping in to say hello from bloggity blog!

  14. I would love to have these to make a gallery wall in my house...I love them!

  15. Love them and what a great color too!

  16. Hi Gertie! Thanks for following BurbTales, it's so nice to meet you! I love these aqua frames and I look forward to your other projects as your newest LF follower :)


  17. I wanted you to know I am following your new LINKY FOLLOWER tool. I hope you will come over and follow me as well.

    Cheri from Its So Very Cheri

  18. So great, I love the color also. I see a lot of frames in my clients homes I run my own business doing Carpet Cleaning Lake forest and they are all store bought frame. I love so much your finds at the salvation army store. You have great ways of making picture frames unique. Awesome!

  19. These are so cute! Your entire site is full of such great inspiration!

    I am a new follower form the LF blog hop and hope you get a chance to stop by My Road to Savings

  20. LOVE the frames!! Following via linky!! PLEASE follow back!

  21. Love your frames! I'm your new linky follower from the blog hop! Would love for you to follow back!



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