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!
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Happy hopping and have a wonderful weekend!!!
Katie Mansfield says
Your frame ideas are so cute. I love the herb drying rack. So pretty with the flowers clipped to it.
Thank you so much Katie!
Michelle you have so many creative ideas for using old frames. Luved them all. Pinned!
Thank you so much Ann!
Okay, I have to say that during your Shabby Chic phase, that is one cute frame idea. I want to do that now! Loved each idea but oh my golly the wall with the windows and frames with Christmas things hung inside is my next project. I loved that! You are quite clever friend. Glad you are in our group. Now to go back and pin all the things!
Thank you so much Cindy! I sure enjoy being a part of this fun group!
I so much enjoyed seeing some of your projects posted before I had discovered your blog. Your shabby chic fall sign is great and I like that you’ve been able to use the frame with chicken wire in other seasons. Adding Christmas balls to this frame to form a Christmas tree is a great Christmas idea. Your window frames on the stairwell decorated for Christmas is a look that I love. I so much enjoyed your post!
Thank you so much Paula!
Debra Oliver says
I remember your FALL chicken wire frame. I always thought that was so clever. I even bought a roll of chicken wire, but never did get one of those put together. so so cute and fun! Also love how you gathered some frames together for that basket vignette. What a great idea for likeminded architectural items. Hope you’re having a wonderful November, Michelle!
Thank you so much Debra! I’m so happy to hear my chicken wire framed inspired you, even though you haven’t finished it (yet!). I’m hanging in there – I hope you’re having a wonderful November too!
So many beautiful layers of farmhouse charm Michelle! I love the incorporate frames in every season and how you make the same piece look completely different depending on what you’re celebrating. It’s all fantastic and totally proves my point you’re one of the most creative people I kow. Hugs, CoCo
Thank you so much CoCo! Seeing your comment reminded me that I need to get over to see what you did with your frames. I hope you have the best weekend!
Lora Bloomquist says
I love, love, love your Christmas stairway with the windows and frames! So architectural and fun! I’ve thought about doing something like that on mine; nice to get some inspiration-pinned!
Thank you so much Lora!
Michelle you have so many cute frame ideas! I love the chicken wire frame with the mini-ornaments, and you can just go and and gift that basket full of frames and farmhouse treasures to me for Christmas 😉
Love, love Love the herb drying frame…I think I will borrow that idea!
So fun hopping with you! Pinning!
Thanks so much Amber! I never thought about how great a gift that basket would make! 😀 You will love the herb drying frame when you make it… I grow most of the herbs we use for cooking and I don’t know what I did without it! Always a pleasure hopping with you as well!
Marilyn Holeman says
Hi Michelle, You have so many lovely projects here! I especially like the Christmas window wall.
I wanted to mention that I, too, have an ugly thermostat that was bothering me. I popped a small Longeberger basket over it, and now it just looks like a part of my decor. Problem solved.
Thanks for the fun inspiration!
Thank you so much Marilyn! And I love your idea of covering the thermostat with a basket! I always wanted to completely cover it but I didn’t want to restrict the air flow to it since it has to stay the same temp as the room in order to work properly. Using a basket is genius! Thank you!
Barbara Warner says
I love these great ideas you’ve shared using picture frames. The old windows with sars and wreathes on them are such a great idea and Ilove the frame with the Christmas ornaments tree. Just adorable.
Thank you so much Barbara!
Christy @ Our Southern Home says
Your collection of frames is fantastic. I can’t say that I have a favorite because I LOVE them all!
Thank you so much Christy!