I can say "y'all" because it's 60 degrees. And because it's fun to type.
You all know that I have a well established and well documented love of other people's TRASH.
This sorta explains why I didn't link up to the FABULOUS Toile Party at Pretty Organized Palace today, that you really should check out.
Because people generally don't throw away toile, that's why. Or donate it to the Goodwill.
And the other reason is,
Lean in close, 'cuz I have a secret,
I don't have any toile in my house.
I've always thought that toile was too formal for my casual style, but I've seen so many great ideas, I may have to adjust that thought and add some.
So...on to the things that people DO throw away. I find the most fabulous frames at the Goodwill store. Thick, chunky looking, real wood frames.
The pretty mamma on the left is today's Trash to Treasure Project. My kids broke the glass while shooting each other with Nerf guns, so I thought this frame would make a fabulous message board.
You'll never guess what color I painted the frame!
Oh shoot, you guessed it.
I attached the fabric to a piece of foam core board with spray adhesive on the front, and a glue gun on the back. My little Target birdie wanted to check it out while he perched on his thrift store candlestick.
This could be hung on a wall with the original hardware, or I think it would be equally cute on a countertop.
On more thing before I attempt to make nice with Mr. Linky. While blog surfing today, I found the Junk Mammas. Maybe you already know them, but I was thrilled to make their acquaintance. Their blog header says "Live Well, Laugh Often, Junk Much." Isn't that awesome? Why, if it wasn't already taken, that would become my life's motto.
Got a Trash to Treasure to share? Link up!
Hey! I also linked this post to the party hosed by Jen at Sanctuary Arts at Home! Check it out, I linked my party to hers!