Saturday, October 16, 2010

Love At First Sight

 
  

It was love at first sight when I spotted these three 1960ish wire bread baskets at a yard sale.  The funny thing is -- 
I never even considered using them for their intended purpose.  
It was obvious to me they were meant to be picture frames.  


It would have been useless for them to resist...





So, after a light coat of black spray paint to freshen up the color...

and the addition of a fancy hanger....


I added 4"x4" close-ups of the kids I printed on card stock....


And, there you have it... three really cute kids 
in three super simple frames!








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34 comments:

  1. What a great idea! This looks beautiful :)
    If you get a chance, I'd love for you to stop by to link this to Not "Baaad" Sundays with LambAround!

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  2. "SUPER CUTE IDEA"!!! You always have such wonderful things you make! LOVE IT!
    Hugs, Donna

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  3. What a clever idea. They look so cute. Hugs, Marty

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  4. Very, very cute idea. I think my favorite part is that expensive, high-quality hanger you used on the back! Great job! hugs- Diana

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  5. I think they go perfectly with the rest of the decor! Great idea!

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  6. very cute frames and super cute kids! :0)

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  7. Those are SO cute! I never would have thought of that, but I love the dimension it gives the pictures!!

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  8. It is funny how you just knew that is what you wanted to do. I would never have just come up with that one.

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  9. Adorable grandchildren...so very cute! The paint color of this room is very pretty! Good idea.(-:

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  10. really cute! your house is just so crisp looking! Lezlee

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  11. LOVE IT! Great idea Lindy. Way better than regular picture frames :)

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  12. Very clever and so cute! :-) I just put it on tumblr!

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  13. Good morning, Lindy...

    Girlfriend, I just love how these pretty metal basket/photo frames turned out! They really are sooo pretty and using them in this unique way is very creative...I love it! Your three kiddos are precious!!! Ohhh...and I love that chair! Did you make the chair slip for it? It's sooo pretty! What a beautiful setting, Lindy!!!

    Warmest autumn wishes,
    Chari @Happy To Design

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  14. That is a really great repurpose of the baskets. They make wonderful picture frames and look great where you hung them. The kids are adorable!
    Jane

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  15. Cute idea!! I would have never thought about using the photos. I proably would have hung them on the wall.

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  16. Very cute idea and so much treasure to treasure DIY project, now I am going to find out something like this to be some frames for me...Thans for this creative idea..
    Hope you would like to pay a visit at
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    to comment on my new post.
    Love
    Farah

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  17. Can I just say how brilliant your "fancy" paper clip hangers are? I never would have thought of that, I am absolutely going to be using those from now on. (plus the photo frames are really cute!)

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  18. Another clever idea once again!!

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  19. adorable! and a most perfect little spot for them!

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  20. Great idea. I love projects that are out of the box. That chair, by the way, is just beautiful.

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  21. You are so creative. Love this whole corner- very cute!

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  22. I love them... they DO make the perfect picture frames!! Love that slip covered chair too!

    Thanks for stopping by my blog... I'm off to check out your Etsy shop now!!

    Tania

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  23. Hi, thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving a sweet comment and becoming a follower. . . I appreciate it so much. Love your blog, I will definately be back. Cute things. Thanks again. Karie

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  24. What a great idea, Lindy. The photos look so cute in there, the wire frames them perfectly. I like how you hung them, too. I'm so glad they didn't resist :).

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  25. What cute frames. Your blog is great, I'll stop by again.

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  26. What a terrific idea! They look great hanging on the wall together. ~ Sarah

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  27. Tooo cute! The frames and the kiddos!!! I love the little vignette you've created with the chair, table, and your nifty frames.

    Blessings,
    Liz @ the Brambleberry Cottage
    http://thebrambleberrycottage.blogspot.com

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