Sunday, December 11, 2011

New Use For An Old Frame

I brought a couple of framed pieces with us when we moved just because I wanted to use the frames for other things.  This is one of those frames.  I recently got a vinyl from my fave Etsy vinyl shop, Empressive Designs, with one of my favorite quotes {she’s got a great sale going on right now, too!}.

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I had this quote stenciled in our great room in the old house and I always loved it.  I hated that I had to paint over it when we went on the market.  So, now I have a vinyl of it and I wanted to use it in the laundry room.   This area is also our entrance into the house from the garage and we use it all the time.  This room is going to have to be painted, so I didn’t want to apply the vinyl right to the wall. 

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I found a fabric scrap that I liked and that fit the old mat and backing that went with this frame.  I just covered over the whole thing and hot glued the two ends to the back. 

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The long sides were just a bit short, but I took care of that with some trim.   I popped it back into the frame and then applied the vinyl right onto the glass.  This way I can always change out the fabric if I want to.

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Here it is hanging just below my new shelves {I installed and they are level!} and above the washer/dryer. 

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I’ll be sharing more of the laundry room with you as I finish up my additions to this area.  I want it to be a welcoming entry, even though you are walking right into the washer/dryer!

Linking up with

Metamorphosis Monday at Between Naps On The Porch

Wow Us Wednesday at Savvy Southern Style

Inspiration Friday At The Picket Fence

Air Your Laundry at Freckled Laundry

Kathy

31 comments:

Marsha said...

Fabulous, Kathy!!

xxoo
Marsha

Judy said...

So smart. There are so many times that I have had vinyl up and then decided to paint over it and have to lose the saying. I am going to do this next time I print out a saying with vinyl. Such a great idea. Love the fabric choice.

Blondie's Journal said...

I love it, Kathy! It's a great idea and it looks so cute! What a great way to brighten up a space!

XO,
Jane

Ruby Jean said...

Oh Kathy that's BEAUTIFUL!!! And you displayed it so Wonderfully... Have a great week!!

Lou Cinda @ Tattered Hydrangeas said...

I LOVE this Kathy! I am a huge fan of vinyls! And I love that fabric too! I got my bunnies yesterday! LOVE LOVE LOVE them! I was like a kid at Christmas when I saw it sitting on my island!! They are absolotely wonderful and I adore them....they found a good home with me for sure! Thank you so much...you are so thoughtful and I was so touched....

Wishing you the Merriest of Christmases My Friend :)

Lou Cinda :)

The Feathered Nest said...

What a wonderful idea Kathy!!!! You can always enjoy the beautiful saying and change it to suit the room you have it hanging in, GENIUS!!! I love your bottle brush trees too sweet friend, they are just wonderful! sending you hugs and love, Dawn

Okio B Designs said...

Great saying and it looks wonderful framed!

J

Angie@Echoes of Laughter said...

Brilliant idea Kathy! I love the font used for the vinyl...it makes it so pretty! Angie xo

♥ Sonny ♥ said...

Love it Kathy~! that fabric you used is so pretty.

Donna, The Decorated House said...

That turned out so cute! Using the fabric as a background was great idea.

DearHelenHartman said...

Great project! Glad I came to visit from Between Naps on the Porch.

Becca said...

What a great idea, Kathy !! It looks beautiful on your wall ... look forward to seeing more. I'm tucking this idea in my file, for sure ... thanks for sharing !!

Confessions of a Plate Addict said...

What a geat idea...and so pretty! Happy week!...hugs...Debbie

Gail said...

Thanks adorable Kathy! Love the fabric.

Pamela said...

What a wonderful project Kathy! I love that quote too!

Nezzy said...

I can already tell how warm and welcoming it already is!!!

Love what you did with the frame! Magnificent sweetie!!!

God bless and have an outstandin' week! :o)

BTW: Giveaway....my place...ya'll come!

Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

Hi darling, I love this idea, I save old frames too, never know how they may be reused.
hugs ~lynne~

Shelia said...

Hi Kathy! OH, what a great idea and now you can move it around any where you want! I love the saying and the fabric is gorgeous.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Sell WoW Account said...

very resourceful and creative!:D

Suzy said...

This is a great idea, Kathy! I had a vinyl on my wall that I was sad to see removed too. I'll have to remember this.

Savvy Seasons said...

Love it! xo ~Liz

Kelly @ JAX does design said...

What a great way to use & enjoy some pretty fabric and create a unique piece of art :-) And a wonderful saying too :-)

{You really should make some glitter balls - the glitter pretty much stays inside the balls, although I did end up with a few unmanly sparkles on the work bench :-)}

Kathy said...

Hello Kathy! Love the quote! This is so beautiful and clever! Well done! Kathy

Gina said...

That's a clever idea! It looks great. I love that the fabric can be changed too.

Olive Cooper said...

So true. I say to my kiddo "people before things" all the time.

Elizabeth (Blue Clear Sky) said...

Great idea and lovely fabric too. Thanks so much for stopping by and for your kind comment. Merry Christmas!

Patti said...

Love this...beautiful fabric!

✿ⒹⒺⒺ✿@ A Lapin Life said...

Beautiful!

Dee

Debbie said...

I am so inspired. I am going on the website and order the vinyl to make this today. May I ask what font it is? Great job!!

Nancy @ Nancy's Daily Dish said...

Kathy, This turned out wonderfully! Love the fabric scrap you found for it to!

Ivy and Elephants said...

Brilliant and create idea. Please share this super cute post by joining our linky party, What's it Wednesday this week. I hope you can join us. Have a fabulous Christmas!

Paula
ivyandelephants.blogspot.com

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