Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Trash 2 Treasure Tuesday!

It's Trash 2 Treasure Tuesday with Kimm over at Reinvented! This week is a transformation of something I picked up at a thrift store a couple of weeks ago. It was an item I didn't take a picture of on thriftstore Thursday because I had already begun the project. I got this idea from Joy over at Joys of Home. Link directly to the project HERE. Inside my thrift store frame is a piece of burlap on which I painted an M for our last name and used the same leaf design that Joy did. Just printed off on my printer! :)

So here is the completed project. Like I said I missed taking a before picture but the frame was a gaudy gold.



Here is where I put it in my living room. The space was empty and I didn't want something square because of the two square pictures already there so thought this would be perfect



Joy used a light box to do hers. I didn't have a light box so I jerry riged one :) Here is what I did:

Two dining room chairs
A piece of glass spanning them (from an unused picture frame)
A table lamp that fit underneath with no shade



Here is a picture of the lamp underneath



It turned out perfect! The frame wasn't EXACTLY what I was looking for as I wanted something with more details like Joys had but I could not find an oval frame ANYWHERE! It is amazing! I even went to frame shops! Micheals used to carry some gorgeous ones but when I went there to get one they no longer carried them! But I think it still turned out great!

5 comments:

Xazmin

I love it...I'm so in love with monogrammed stuff, and I don't have any!

I love the ingenuity of your "light box"!

Xazmin

Kimm at Reinvented

Now THAT'S creative genius! Great job, I'm in love with your monogram. thanks for linking!

Michelle@Fromhousetohome

I love your monogram, it looks great! Thanks for coming by for a visit. The spice bottles were actually given to me by a neighbor of ours in a previous house. I'm not sure where she got them but I've seen similar ones at flea markets.
~Michelle

Joy

I'm soooo glad that you invited me over to see your BEAUTIFUL monogram art. It's awesome!
And I am incredibly impressed with your innovative technique for making a light box. Now that's really thinking "outside the box"!!!!!

Proper Prim

Good morning popping in from SITS... love this project... I might just make me one of these... thanks for sharing your little tip..
Hugs, Deb