May 28, 2010

DIY Projects

I love to create projects from salvaged materials. I can often visualize its potentials and transform them into useful objects. Here are some of the inspirational boards I created from trash (old frames) to fab!
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Have a wonderful and safe Memorial weekend!

43 comments:

Roses, Lace and Brocante said...

Lovely post. You have a very creative eye for re-cycling.

These are wonderful, now I have a mental note what to do with the old frames I've been saving for....
"Mary Ann Message Boards".

I want to start today but I've got so many 'things on the go' - I'll make an appointment for them in my diary!!!

What is Memorial weekend? Sorry to be ignorant but I'm in New Zealand about 17,000 miles away - forgive me!

Mary Ann thank you for visiting my blog and joining up. Hugs

Les Cotrions said...

Beautiful projects Mary Ann! I like them a lot!!! And what I adore is giving new life to unuseful things!
Happy week end!
Vale

Razmataz said...

What a great way to use an old frame. I see lots of great frames and always wonder what to do with them. I love how you used the photos.

It's me said...

Hello Mary Ann......what a great idea this....it looks so beautiful !! well done !! have a great weekend hugs form me..............

Jennifer said...

These are FABULOUS! Very inspirational. I might try getting crafty this weekend! :-)

Debby Lee said...

MaryAnn~ You are too talented, girl!! Love these!! Have a great weekend. xo

BonjourRomance said...

Bonjour Mary Ann,
This is a pretty project, looks great.
Wishing you a happy Memorial Day too! I'm an American in France but I'll always remember the reason for the day!
Mimi

Tina said...

Mary Ann, these are gorgeous! I love the fabrics you have used. Thanks for the inspiration, I would love to make one of these!! Hope you have a wonderful weekend ~ Tina x

Deepali Kalia Interior Design Blog Filling Spaces said...

What a great project,i am inspired what to make a chalk board...deepali

kim said...

I love what you have created with old frames. What a great idea.

Millie said...

An inspiration board was on my list of Must-Do's this year. So far it hasn't materialized, but after this wonderful post Mary Ann, I know exactly what I'm going to do with a big old fancy frame that I'd thought was well past its use-by-date. Thanks a million!
Millie ^_^

Persis Shah said...

wow this is sucha great idea to make best from waste...very creative of you!

Persis.
www.onestylemile.blogspot.com

shari @ little blue deer said...

Oh, fabulous remakes here, Mary Ann! This is a wonderful idea, and you did a really good job! My new thing that I'm planning to try is an idea I got from Amy at Varnish, to buy old framed artwork with glass frames at Goodwill or somewhere, repaint the frames and paint chalkboard paint over the glass for chalkboards! We'll see how it comes out, have a fabulous weekend!

Catherine said...

Oh wow these are great!! Ive been looking to do something similar but not been able to find a suitable frame!! You really have done a great job!

Hope you're having a great weekend!!

xo

Bringing Pretty Back said...

It IS time to bring pretty back , isn't it!? ( :
I don't know how you come up with these ideas! I can NOT look at something and see it turned into anything. I just don't have the gift. Lucky you!
Have a pretty day!
Kristin

the gardeners cottage said...

hi mary ann,

you are really talented. these look as if they were made professionaly. very, very pretty.

~janet

knk said...

lovely post nice frames
great have lovely weekend

Room Service ~ Decorating 101 said...

My friend makes these for christmas cards, it works so well for that. Love them. Thanks for visiting, have a great hoilday.

daniela rota nodari said...

Dear Mary Ann,
your memo is beautifull!!
I LOVE PARIS!!!!
Kisses <3
Daniela "DREAM SHABBY CHIC"MILANO

Brenda@Cozy Little House said...

I doubt I'll look at an old frame the same again after seeing what you've done here!
Brenda

Poppies and Sunshine said...

This is a fabulous idea! You're so creative! Love these. I've been trying to find old frames for a project lately. I like what you did with these though.

The Zhush said...

You have a great eye for these projects, not to mention great ideas!

OneCraftyFox said...

Oh, I love this! I hope you had a fantastic long weekend :) I'm going to send you an email about being a Guest Blogger and doing a DIY Tutorial...

Ragland Hill Social by Gwen Driscoll said...

So wish I was a good DIY'er. I may try my hand at it again one day. Hope you are well. I love your blog & I'm adding it to my blog roll. Have a great day.

Le Sigh of a Fashionista said...

You are quite talented! Those turned out great. Such a fun idea!!

Bardot in Blue said...

i love how you turned these scraps to treasures!!! i would be thrilled to have that blue little picture bored you made! magnifique!

xoxo Bardot in Blue

Hamptontoes said...

Very clever!

this free bird said...

what a great idea! i love what you did!! ps - thx for following too...going to add you as well. xoxo

Taj Acosta said...

Hi doll, these look fabulous! There is nothing better than transforming "trash" into glam! You've done such a great job here! hugs ;)

Cara said...

Great post! I hope you had a great weekend :)

Jesson Balaoing said...

like it,....

Lily Lemontree said...

You are one creative lady! I just love them both!
Hope you are having a great day!

The Cottage said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog! Your frame projects are very inspiring and I see by your
last post you are a Carmel Cottage lover as well... one of my favorite places to visit.
Sandi

The Shiny Pebble said...

Recycle, reuse, repurpose... and you do it all so well. These are lovely, just like your blog and yourself.

hugs and kisses
Catherine

Mackenzie {Design Darling} said...

how pretty! i love the flowers. i'm feeling very inspired :) i hope your week is off to a great start!

Hampton said...

love them Mary Ann--you are such a talent with the DIY projects--hope you had a fantastic weekend!

maría cecilia said...

It´s a great idea, they turned out great!!!
Cariños,
maria cecilia

Fifi Flowers said...

LOVE your project and photos!

Erica @ Decorica said...

Those are great, especially the ones with the large moulding. Would love to see a tutorial!

Living It At Home said...

What fun! I love old frames and pick them up when I can. This is a great project! Thanks for the tip!

The Shiny Pebble said...

Me again. I left you a little thank you over at my blog.

Kendall said...

Very nice! I love projects like this because there are endless variations you can make.

Paris Pastry said...

What a great way to make an inspiration board!! Mine are so dull...

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