I know. I know. I admit I had this hanging in my kitchen for a long time. I bought it at a second hand store shortly after we moved into this house (ahem... ten years ago) and I always did intend to use the frame for something else. But I never got around to it.
It wasn't BAD... just nothing special. And I am trying to pare down our possessions and only keep things that I really, truly love. I'll never be a minimalist, but I have enjoyed de-cluttering and the internal examination that comes from trying to decide WHY I hang onto so many things.
Now that I have completely shot my style cred, can I show you how I repurposed it this morning? I promise you'll like it a lot better!
Am I right or am I right? Much better! I pulled the backing and glass off and painted it a nice flat black, then put it back together with the fruit of this morning's "labors" in the craft room--three adorable dresses on mannequins, courtesy of the Dress Up Framelits for the Big Shot (#120101), a lot of fun scraps of Designer Series Paper, Paper Tea Doilies, ribbons, brads and the Boho Blossoms punch.
Hope maybe I've inspired you today to take a look at something you have around the house that does not make you happy when you think of it. Maybe it could be repurposed--or maybe it really should be donated to charity--or maybe it really belongs in the trash! But a home filled with delightful, personalized, homemade art is a warm and welcoming place.