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From Chippy Drawer Repuposed for Unique Art Frame

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Here's a little story about how a chippy, salvaged drawer got a new life as a frame for a treasured painting...
I am always trying to think "outside the frame" at my house...
My Mother-In-Law is a talented water color artist.
She recently gave us one of her original paintings of a cool old building.
It is in the Sponge Docks area of Tarpon Springs, FL.
Have you heard of it?
It's a favorite stop during our annual winter escape.
I wanted to find a fun way to frame this treasured art...
I happened to have this chippy aqua and white drawer on hand. I bought a pre-cut piece of plexi-glass from the hardware store.
I could have bought a bigger piece and cut it down to fit...but I was being "frugal" and decided make this work instead :)
I decided a yardstick would be the perfect "fix"...and when we were visiting Florida last week I found the perfect one!
Meant to be?
We just cut it to cover and hold the bottom of the picture/plexi-glass. Next we drilled little holes and secured them with upholstery tacks.
Two more tacks at the top to hold the glass in place.
This perfectly chippy drawer is kinda "dreamy" don't you think?
Now I just have to decide where to hang it.
I'm thinking the 3 season porch might be nice...when it warms up it usually feels like Florida out there.

To see more: http://chippingwithcharm.blogspot.com/2015/03/from-chippy-drawer-to-art-frame.html

Ask the creator about this project

  • Vicki Rogers
    Vicki Rogers Splendora, TX
    on Apr 25, 2015

    @Chipping with Charm, Laurel How clever! And I have some old drawers!

  • Gladys
    Gladys Oconto Falls, WI
    on Feb 17, 2016

    Love your ideas here. Great use of everything!

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