This is another frame that will be part of the gallery wall in my dining room. It's taking me forever to get this gallery wall done but I think it will be worth it in the end. It's finally starting to all come together!
I bought two octagon shaped frames for only $1.00 each at our local Deseret Industries (thrift store). I actually Googled octagon frames for ideas and my frames came up in the search as 'vintage' from 1984 and are worth a whopping $12 each, woo hoo! What I would like to know is since when are the 80's considered vintage?! I feel so old.
I'm working on refinishing the other frame as well and am waiting to receive an epiphany on how to finish it. I have some ideas, but none of them so far have felt like they're 'the one'.
The gold finish needed a coat of grey primer first before the paint. I spray painted it with Rustoleum's sage color spray paint. It's the same color as the dollar store diva frame that I recently posted.
I followed Stephanie Lynn's tutorial for the monogram. I cut out the vinyl with my Silhouette and then added a piece of burlap behind the glass. I really like the texture that the burlap adds.
When I post about Silhouette (vinyl) projects I hope that it doesn't make any of you feel bad that want one but aren't able to buy one, I worry about that. They're pretty pricey and it seems if you read craft blogs that everyone has one.
I've mentioned this before, but since many of you are new readers, I'm saying it again: Enter the Silhouette giveaways! It was a long shot (1 out of over 2,000 I think), but I actually won my Silhouette! I entered 15 giveaways and even stayed up really late one night to do it. It was the last comment that I left at nearly 4 am that won. Was I extremely tired the next day? Yes! Was it worth it? Definitely! It never hurts to try, you never know, you might actually win.
I'm curious, in my Google search I pretty much only saw 'vintage' octagon frames, have you seen any used in decor recently? Would you hang one on your wall?
Today's Fabulous Find...$1 Octagon Thrift Frame