Wednesday, October 29, 2008

There, That's Better!

I liked this just the way it was. The print of the tiny couple kissing, hanging below a rescued piece of window trim, brought me joy. I was happy!

UNTIL...a few days ago I spotted this forlorn print, pitched out to the curb. I'm sure I heard it sobbing that its useful days were over. Oh no, not to my eyes! I saw all kinds of potential.

Apparently the print and paper backing were holding the frame together. A few clicks of the staple gun solved that problem.
I popped open a can of paint...that had been notified to be on standby, and pulled the brush from the plastic bag where it was still wet from the last quick project.

There, that IS better. Yep, I like using the frame like this. Until I think of something else to try...such as move the "dangling" spoon! It's all just rescued "stuff" and so I'm happy!


I hope your day is happy too! And remember, just "Do Your Best". That is all!

Love, Rachel






27 comments:

Picket said...

Great redo on that frame ....I love the way you used it and I keep paint brushes in plastic in my fridge for those just in case situations! lol Have a great day friend!

Amanda said...

wow, Rachel! You are so creative with those things! And how you always manage to spot these poor items, I don't know...
Its cute! I like the way you used the frame to make it all one.

salmagundi said...

Great little project!! I like that your paint brush is always ready!! Have a wonderful day. Sally

Karla @ Ramblin' Roads said...

Very shabby chic-ish! Good for you!

countrygirl3031 said...

Hi Rachel ~ I love it! You are so creative and talented!

Hugz,
Michele

THE HOME THAT LOVE BUILT said...

Hi Rachel. You are VERY creative! It looks cute like that.

Blessings,
Brook

Mommy said...

That looks too cute. You have a really creative mind!!!!

Mommy said...

You're so creative! I never would of thought to do that!

Esther said...

Wow!!! That is really classy! I love it! My house has a wall just calling for your touch!!!

Have a good week!

Love, Esther

Victoria Lynn said...

What a fun project, way to recycle! Have a wonderful week.
Hugs,
Victoria Lynn

Eleanor said...

I love the little '30s picture and you have done a great rescue job. So creative.

Yellow Rose Arbor said...

That looks great! Things like this can really boost our feelings. I'm glad to see you back into the swing of things!

Katherine

Ronda said...

VERY creative, Rachel! It's amazing to see how your mind works! What a fun, new creation! :)
Hope that you are having a great day!

Joyce said...

I love the way this turned out! It looks great! Good job!!

Picket said...

Happy Halloween friend...hope you have a great one!!!

My Petite Maison said...

I love it, it looks fantastic. Rescued items so very pretty! I may need to "steal" your frame idea... whenever I come across an old one that just needs a little help like yours did. Great job, Rachel!
xoxo~Tracie

Debbie said...

Wonderful rescue! I really like the new wall arrangement. A great tip on keeping a brush ready. I'm always cleaning my brushes. I think I've cleaned out more paint than has been painted on things. You keep inspiring us.
Debbie

KEITH said...

HI RACHEL, GREAT IDEA. YOU ALWAYS HAVE THEM. KEITH

Joy said...

I love this arrangement. I love pictures with children in them too.

Tara said...

Rachel

Doesn't this look great! I couldn't "see" it as you were working, what a finished result!

:0)
Tara

Sharon said...

That is so cute! And so clever too! I love it that you grabbed it off the street! We must be long lost sisters! LOL!

Hugs, Sharon

Melody Culver said...

Rachel, I have spent several minutes reading your blog. Thank you for July 16th...and the prayers from your friends. God is good even in the darkest night.

Yes, we have kindred spirits!

Love, Melody

Melody Culver said...

AND I LOVE IT!....I guess I forgot to add that to my note. I love the thoughts and pictures and legacy you are leaving your children. Even your children's children will know you by your writings. :>)

Love, Melody

tales from an O.C. cottage said...

GREAT idea!!

M ^..^

At Home Redesigns said...

Very creative. Great job!

At Home Redesigns said...

Very creative. Great job!

Claudia said...

I'm catching up on blogs - I love what you did with the frame. I feel the same way when I see something with potential abandoned. Must rescue! I found a great Currier and Ives "God Bless Our Home" print at an auction. It has water damage, but I'm going to see if I can rescue it with a mat that strategically covers the stains. If I can do it, I'll post it on my blog.

Rachel, you always come up with a great creative solution!