Today I want to share with you a little re purposing project I just did last weekend!
Months ago... I found these frames in the drain beside Jojo school when dropping her off to school (Yes.... In Malaysia... nowadays.. there are still people that actually throw things into the drain PUBLICLY!...) And there are also.. people like me who is going to pick them up and feel as grateful as can be for another opportunity to sharpen my re purposing skill! YEAH!!!
The frames are a bit old. dirty ... discolored... chipped...cracked...I'm not sure how long have them been there in the drain... but they are just the way..... I LOVE THEM!!!... OLD and CLASSIC! (SMILES!) I washed and dry them under the sun! Here they are...
I keep them for months... because they are such precious and I want to make real good use of them. At first, I was thinking about use them to frame up some art work but the bigger piece which measure about 4' x 6' seem like a bit waste....and my hubby is definitely not a fan of "junkie" like me... he would not allow any of these junks from the road to be display at the living room... or dining... or entry....or...urghhh....(where ever...)
After then, I collected some other good stuff... some wood panels from the renovation dump site...
Yes, That's me... most of the material I used for my home decor project are zero cost "JUNK"!
So, now I start thinking... I not really a good planner... I normally try to fix and match my junk treasure and on the way... I think of what to make!
I was glad to found the length of the wood panel fit perfectly into the back of the frame. So, I use some strong glue to stick them onto the back of the frame. I double firm the panels with my 'heavy duty' stapler! I didn't use nail.. because the material of the frame seem a bit weak to stand for nailing and hammering..
I fix about 5 panels to the frame... leaving some gap...(just in case I want to hang a hook or something... always leave some ground for opportunity and flexibility!)
And I painted them in light creamy color to match with the frame.
I used some tiny "L" brackets to attach another piece of panel and create a small ledge on each level....
A display shelf for Mei Mei .... hmm... but where to put?
Actually I plan to nail it to the wall by her study desk.. but the frame is quite heavy and the height may not be friendly to Mei Mei... not yet...so, temporary...I just place it on the desk..( the old desk which I re purpose from an old computer desk... I'm still planning a make over for it!)
Mei Mei is so please with the shelf... she arrange some of her soft toys and let me put some decor on it for the photo session.... just don't know where she 'hide' my "O" for the "LOVE" word....she replace it with one of her LOVE bear!!!
Do you ever found treasure from a drain? Let me know if you do ...
I'll be love to hear it!
Hope you like what I did!... see you....
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