Tackle It Tuesday: That Pile of Picture Frames (Part 1)

by Jennifer Banks

I am a collector. As a huge fan garage sales, I find my many treasure amongst other peoples trash. I see a tray, a chair, a piece of depression glass, and I know I must add it to my collection.  I try to be picky though, I do not want to end up trending on twitter because of my latest feature on hoarders.

Though as picky as I am, I do have one weakness…inherited from my mother, I come of this honestly…picture frames. Big or small, white or black. As long as it has some personality to it, I need to add it to my collection.

When you have a weakness such as this, there is usually only one outcome, a pile of picture frames in the basement, each with a sticky note reminding you why you bought it and your intended face-lift idea.

So for my first Tackle It Tuesday post, I thought it only proper to address my picture frame collection and share it with the world!

Let me take you back a few months.  In February we moved into a new home.  Over 100 years old and full of beautiful personality.  Archways and fine details in the woodwork.  I came with over two large totes of picture frames.  I had intentions on using everyone of these to help accent my new home.  But, until this week, not a single frame made it to the walls.

This frame I used to make a bulletin board.  I wrote a “how to make your own bulletin board” post on my own site, that you can visit if you would like to learn how to make this.  It is really very easy.  Just a fabulous piece of fabric, a piece of cardboard to fit the frame… in 20 minutes you can have a stylish bulletin board!

This is one of my favourite frames! It is a Zin Frame, and the colour is so bright!  My neutral walls need all the colour they can get!  For this one I purchased an image online and printed it!

And for this last one, I have to say I have fallen for the wall art that has been going around for the past few years.  This wall is in my family room, and I intend on adding more and more frames until the wall is full.  I’ll keep you posted on how well it grows!

Though I haven’t even come close to putting a dent in my collection of frames, and I still have many barren walls progress has been made.  I’m actually quite proud of myself.  My home looks…well, like a home, and my frames are being used!  I have even started a Pinterest Board so that each time I complete a frame, or see a new idea, I can keep it close by!

Stay tuned for more about how to redo a picture frame.  I have a bunch of frames that I am in the process of transforming, and I will walk you through the process in a future Tackle It Tuesday post!

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Email Author    |    Website About Jennifer Banks

Though I was born Jennifer, please don't call me that. It makes me feel like I am in trouble. Just call me Jen. Or @Jen_Banks if you are looking for me on Twitter. I am the mother of two insanely loud and active boys - 7 and 2.5 - who keep me hopping from morning 'til night. For nearly five years I've written at my blog, A Busy Mommy, about my life as a mom, milestones for my boys, and everything else in between. You can also find my posts on FisherPricePlay.ca, and I have recently taken on the Tackle It Tuesday column for 5MinutesforMom.com.

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1 Tarasview July 31, 2012 at 12:48 am

those are fabulous Jen! I will have to do that in our new house too :)

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2 Jen July 31, 2012 at 1:00 am

Thanks Tara! I am looking forward to getting the rest of my picture frame projects done soon too! Have fun creating your own’

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3 Shash July 31, 2012 at 9:16 am

Such a great and easy DIY!!! I love it and will be bookmarking this for future use. My DD will I’m sure Pin it! :)

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