Buyer's Remorse To Buyer's Rejoice!

Have you ever bought something and had buyer's remorse when you had time to think more clearly? This happened to me about a month ago.

I found two beautiful framed prints of topiarys. They were large and the frames were ornate. I paid too much for them to call them a DEAL, but overall the frames alone were worth the price.
One of the two prints

When I had time to step back and review my purchase of these two topiary framed prints, I realized that even though they were attractive and framed and matted well, they were still dated by almost a decade.

What to do with them now? Trash them? No! Think outside the box. Recycle them! Yes!!

So, I took them apart and used the foam core backing. After spraying on adhesive to the board, I placed on two layers of batting and cut to size. I then found material that would work for each. I used coordinating ribbon and buttons and WA-LA...Padded material, Ribboned and framed to become bulletin boards.

I adore the toile print I used on this one even though it is for sale.

For the next one, I had my client in mind and used an animal print fabric. This one is also more versatile because it can be hung horizontal or vertical.
What did I do with the glass? Recycle it! of course. My client wants me to frame many prints for their study. So, I took the glass to a glass store and they cut it up to size for my frames. A win-win don't you think?

NOTE: You should be able to click on most of the pictures to enlarge to see further details.
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  1. Those are great Terry! I've seen this same method of bulletin done many times before, but not as nicely!

  2. Wonderful transformation, Terry! Your client will love the one you created for her!


  3. Love what you did with those frames! Beautiful and functional:) Thank you for stopping by for a visit with your kind comments, Terry:)

  4. Definitely a win-win, Terry! I love the toile one ~ the colors are beautiful!

  5. Great solution for the frames. I like both of them. I'm sure you'll have no problem selling the toile one.

  6. I love the frames and I love what you did with them! Thanks for sharing with Blog Stalking Thursday!

  7. Ya did good! Glad you feel better now... Remorse is no fun.

  8. I've had buyers remorse lots of times but you definitely made those frames work, and work beautifully. Great job! And so functional too.

  9. Lovley Job :)
    and do not miss,,,




    It´s FUN :)
    WELCOME :)
    HÃ¥kan ( The Roseman)

  10. Thank you for linking up to our party, Show and Share #13, come back this week!

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  11. New follower, great job on the redo. They look fantastic now. How did you attach the buttons, I am curious?


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