Tuesday, January 4, 2011
White Shanty Frames from the Junk Drawer
This week the theme for the CSI Project is "White."
Here are my two contributions.
I am sure many of you read Shanty 2 Chic and have seen their wooden frames. This was my take on their idea. I gathered up a whole bunch of junk and got creating.
Rather than use clothespins or clips to hold the picture; I added metal plates to make them magnetic. The metal plates came from the roofing section of HD and were about $0.60 each. I used Gorilla Glue to secure everything and sprayed it all with spray paint from my stash.
Next up, one for my mother-in-law. For this one I used an old drawer handle. It was rescued from one of the play kitchen drawers. A bit of sanding revealed the brass underneath in a lovely chippy way. The handle makes this really front heavy, so it will have to hang on the wall or stand in an easel. I used an old heart locket for the magnet.
As soon as it warms up enough to spray paint I plan on making one for myself. Can you believe that it is too cold in LA to spray paint?
What junk do you have in that junk drawer that could be put to better use?