A few months ago I had bought a frame for my mother but it didn’t work out. I didn’t need it so I had planned on returning it, but there was one problem… I lost the receipt. Arghs! It’s from Hobby Lobby, so I was fine with getting a store credit… it’s not like I won’t be using it. Off to Hobby Lobby I went to return it only to find out that I couldn’t. Since it was a clearance item, it was not returnable without a receipt. Arghs again! I guess I was stuck with the frame… so off into storage it went. I convinced myself that it’s okay for one day it’ll come into use… and that one day has finally come. Yay!
A week ago as I was trying to put together a fall centerpiece for my coffee table, I got an “ahuh” moment. This “ahuh” moment involved the frame. I wanted some sort of “tray” for my centerpiece. I had one but it didn’t do the job, and I wanted to stick to working with what I already at home. I decided that the frame will play the role of the tray, so off to work I went.
I first removed the glass, spray painted the frame ivory and then sanded it a bit to give it a distressed look.
Then I grabbed some burlap and made stencils with my Silhouette. The stencils were words that made me think of fall. With brown paint, I stenciled the words onto the burlap.
Then I placed the stenciled burlap into the frame.
Next, I removed the hook bracket from the back of the frame and placed furniture felt pads on each corner of the frame to keep the frame from scratching my table.
My new “tray” is ready, and my fall table centerpiece is all done!
Loving my new “tray”… and loving my centerpiece!
I hope you do too. Let me know what y’all think! :)