Hey guys! Today I am so excited to join a fabulous group of talented ladies at A Lifestyle of Love blog hop hosted by Cindy at County Road 407! A Lifestyle of Love gets together every other month to bring you beautiful vintage and farmhouse decorating ideas using antique and repurposed goodies!
If you’re coming from Let’s Add Sprinkles, welcome! Didn’t you just love Katie’s cozy style?
Our theme this time is decorating with frames! Like the last LOL hop when our theme was Mason jars, I didn’t think I used frames all that much in my decor. I was worried I wouldn’t have enough examples to put together a good post. But like the Mason jar theme, once I started digging though my photo archives I discovered I use frames in my decor much more than I realized!
DIY Projects Using Frames
Shabby Chic Fall Wreath
I made this shabby chic fall wreath when I first started my blog. At the time I hadn’t yet fully embraced farmhouse style and I was going through a shabby chic phase. Even though it was one of my first projects for the blog, I still love it to this day. I am highly self-critical about my previous work and most of it does not survive the test of time. If I can look at something I did from years back and not wonder “What the hell was I thinking?!?” it says a lot for it. It’s not surprising that this is one of my post popular blog projects.
Herb Drying Rack
Another of the few projects that survived the test of time with me is this herb drying rack. The picture came from my grandparent’s home. I didn’t care much for the picture itself but I wanted to do something with the frame. I really love how this came out! I have it hanging in our walk-in pantry and it really comes in handy for drying herbs and flowers from our garden.
Decor Inspiration Using Frames
Basket Makeover Using Chalk Paint
When I made over this basket using chalk paint, I styled it using frames along with other goodies. I love layering frames and doing so in this basket made for a nice vignette.
Entryway Table from a Repurposed Coffee Table
One of my most controversial projects (and by “controversial” I mean that people either love it or hate it) is my entryway table made out of a coffee table. When I first made the table I didn’t paint it right away, but when I did I styled it using layered frames. See the frame in the middle? That’s the fall wreath you saw previously. I love that I can use and re-use the frame in my decor to create various looks.
I did the frame layering thing once again and added some webbing and spiders for my Halloween entryway table.
This hall tree bench sits on the wall across from our family room and is one of my favorite places in our home. I hung a basket in the middle of the frame on the left side of the bench and change out the foliage depending on the season. I hung one frame inside of the other on the right side of the bench in an attempt to work decor around the ill-placed thermostat.
Last but not least is some frames from my 2016 Christmas Home Tour. I used window frames along with picture frames on my staircase wall as well as making a Christmas tree using the frame that started out life as a fall wreath.
That’s it for me! Next up on the blog hop is Lora B Create & Ponder! Lora is one of the most talented people I know when it comes to decorating with vintage finds and I love her take on decorating with vintage frames!
Here is all the blogs on this fun edition of the LOL hop!
Happy hopping and have a wonderful weekend!!!