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Our obsession – Thrift Stores!!
Really it can be a problem…for some, but not for us….
“We can stop anytime….twitch…twitch!”
Recently, on a date night, we stopped off at our local shop and there was this beauty of a frame.
Now don’t get us wrong…the picture is pretty too.
Side note – Does anyone else get sad seeing personal items at a second hand store? Books with a personal note, gifts with someone’s name on it, a picture someone painted? Makes you wonder why it’s there. Hmmmmm
Anyways, back to the story ~
We didn’t need the painting because the frame needed to be horizontal not vertical for the intended space. That would be kind of awkward to have a lighthouse pointing the wrong way on your wall.
The original thought was to replace the painting with something else or even paint over it…yikes (all hate mail can go to Salvage Sister & Mister PO Box 123, Somewhere USA). Given the fact that the last painting did NOT go well …no attempt has been made on that front.
HOWEVER, for the holidays, the painting was removed…took the nails out with a this tool which was amazing to get the nails from the inside of the frame out with. The nails were then hammered back in and string/twine wrapped around.
Finally, miniature clips were added and now it’s ready for Christmas cards, pictures, vintage post cards, or whatever floats our boat!
It would be fun for an advent calendar too!
*If your picture needs a picture hook, you will want to add that first.
Now you can pull those old frames out and put them to use. What would you hang on yours?
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