Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Remember my antique book plates? Now that the BIG hutch is out of the dining room I have had a blank wall staring back at me for the last few weeks and I decided it was time to make a plan. Over the last 2 weeks I had found 3 or 4 frame styles I liked, but was unable to wrangle up enough to do my wall (yeah, apparently 16 is a large number in the framing world). After stopping at Michael's to return the 9 $30 frames I already had accumulated I found these perfect white frames on clearance for $4.99!

and they had enough so I cleared them out~

Today it was time to set the plan in action.
In between installing the new knobs on a few items and working on a couple custom client pieces I managed to mount 16 book plates on grey matting, as well as measure out and hang them. But by the time they were up the sun was down so I will have to leave you hanging until tomorrow~

Currently Wren's Grandma and Grandpa are out of town, enjoying some desert sunshine (and a little rain) as well as organizing a huge renovation on their new house. Today we went and submitted all Wren's documents to get her first passport so we can spend some time in California helping out with all the decorating once the dust settles. As usual, when Grandma is away in Palm Springs she makes lots of requests for pictures.... so these are to hold her over until Monday when we will be at the airport waving Hello!

Wren's two best friends are always by her side these days. She usually shows them love with food~

and apparently camera lens covers.

Our favorite evening past time, lighting a fire, is a constant source of excitement.

Talk to you guys tomorrow!


Jennelle said...

I can't believe you left us hanging for pictures of the frame wall! I can't wait to see it--we have something similar in our house, but I want to do a few adjustments and I'm looking for ideas.

Hamptontoes said...

I always find white or black frames at Michael's that are perfect for many projects! I'm doing a post later today on my son's room...he has a wall with white frames from Michael's! I look forward to seeing your finished project!

Love Being a Nonny said...

Can't wait to see the finished picture wall!

rose said...

i'm so sorry we couldn't have better weather for your parents! (i live in P.S.) it should be gone by saturday though- then back to normal, and in the low 70's!
can't wait to see the frame project. i have had a big blank wall stare at me for 4 years... i can't figure out what to do. so your will is pure inspiration for me!

Randi said...

Hi Holly!

I love all the places your style takes you, you have an amazing eye for seeing the beauty in so many different things. And after seeing little miss, I can understand Grandmas need for pictures while she's away ;)

Have a great day,

MelissaOK said...

I cannot wait to see the final product!

Krystal Wight Armstrong said...

Ooh your pictures are so pretty- love the prismy window light in 'Craft Time.'

Do have a great time in Palm Springs; from my one trip as a kid- it's THE place to relax, so have fun helping with the reno AND taking time off just to be with family. (Also- I can't believe you can get a passport in just 5 days! Canada is great. I'm sure you know about the terrible fiasco that is getting passports months in advance here in the States.)

And I'm a hopeless dog-lover, so I love that your baby-girl is already buddies with the pups, and that they enjoy her, too. It's never too young to cultivate a girl's love for dogs and other furry friends :)

Atelier de Charo said...

I can´t wait to see the finaly project, with that frames.

Dianne said...

I really enjoy your blog! I also love seeing your "brown eyed girl." She is SUCH a cutie.
From a fellow Canadian, I say enjoy and keep up the great job of repurposing! And I totally agree with you not answering all the emails. You have to do what needs to come first!

Grace said...

I'm looking forward to seeing the picture wall. What a deal on the frames - I can see why you cleared them out.

Have fun in the sun.

Amber said...

aww I love it!! Greta post and wow big outcome!!

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