3/10/2012

Quick Change Beauty!

Do you ever feel like a Quick Change?


One that will make an impact that is pretty, easy and with 'stuff' that you already have on hand.

That is the case with this fun project. I was admiring my newly painted master bedroom (you can see more on that HERE), and I decided that it was time for a bit more change. I have a vintage oval frame from a garage sale that I painted white and added my late grandmother's hankie collection to for display.


I took all the hankies off and what was left was the three wires that I had strung across the back of the frame and wrapped with ribbon. The hankies had been tied to these wires with ribbon.
I then remembered that I had picked up a beautiful, very old table runner. I had never done anything with it because it was too awesome to cut up for pillows, but too damaged for me to display as intended.
I hand washed and ironed it, and I decided to fold it in a way that would show off the details plus at the same time, hide the flaws of old age (holes).
It's a nice change and so delicate and pretty, yet perfect for my master bedroom wall. Anything you want can be wall art, don't you think?

 

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26 comments:

  1. Thanks for your sweet comment! I love what you did with your grandmother's hankie! So adorable. I like your "before and afters" page.

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  2. I like how you added the linen to the frame, very creative. I found you on 1929 Charmer "Sunday's Best Par.tay" and I'm now a follower. I would love if you could follow me back.

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  3. Wonderful idea!! I really love how the table runner looks on there...so vintage:)

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  4. I love it, loved it with the hankies and now love it with the linen. It really was a great way to use a beautiful linen and "hide" the stains so many of ours have. Great re-purpose. So very pretty, beautiful lace. Thanks for sharing your creative inspiration over at Sunday's Best.

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  5. Just lovely...and what do I spy in your little apothecary jar? a hankie and pearls? So pretty!

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  6. What a beautiful table runner! I love how you've displayed it, but I bet it was hard to decide to take down the hankies. I looked back at your bedroom redo and was happy to see your color choice. I just painted my spare room a warm brown and am using white. I noticed your purse collection, and love the display trellis. That's a great way to display them. I have a collection of the mesh art deco purses that I collected in my 20's, they've been packed away for 20 years. I just might get them out. I'm following.

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  7. The runner is beautiful and the frame is such a lovely way to display it. Stunning crochet!

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  8. What a beautiful runner and I love the way you have displayed it Terry!

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  9. Very pretty vignette. I love the crochet. I'm glad I found your blog. I'm a new GFC and LF follower. I would love if you stopped by and followed back. Hope to see you soon, Lori

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  10. so pretty. great idea!!

    blessings
    barbara jean

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  11. I love how you displayed the beautiful table runner. I have an oval frame similar to yours in a bedroom painted with almost the same wall color. I put one of my mother-in-laws crocheted doilies in my frame. We must like the same things!

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  12. Awesome idea, and a cute piece of art.

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  13. That is such a great idea! I love the lace, it's so pretty and delicate. I have a few pieces that I would love to display, but also have holes. Thank you, the wheels are turning now.
    Hugs, Cindy

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  14. I agree...the skies the limit when it comes to wall art! I love the vintage frame and table runner, it makes for great art. Thanks for sharing at the Rock 'N Share!

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  15. This is really lovely. The vintage linen is beautiful.

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  16. Hi Terry - what a great idea! I'm featuring this tomorrow night at Project Queen. Thanks so much for sharing it!

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  17. How cute! Thank you for joining me at Home Sweet Home!
    Sherry

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