Unexpected picture frame idea.


Hey! I am pretty excited of what I have to share with you guys today! It’s probably half because it’s amazing and half because I’ve had these printing trays laying around for almost 6 months waiting for something to be done with them. I will never admit which one it really is.

I’ve talked about Junk in the Trunk Vintage Market, and if you live in the Phoenix Valley I’m sure you’re familiar with this local antique market, but it’s a favorite event. I grabbed these vintage printing trays from a cute old man’s shop there and knew instantly that they would make really cool picture frames. I like to find new ways to display art around my home, most recently I used some old fruit drying racks to make regular picture frames look awesome, you can see that post here.What I loved most about these trays was the chippy emerald green paint around the outside, and the perfectly weathered wood on the inside of the drawers. The opening fit an 8 x 10 photo perfectly, and I just used thumbtacks to secure them believe it or not. So easy I feel a little like an imposter even posting about them, but I just loved the instant character that they added to my office space.

I love having a pretty space to sit and work, since I spend my time dreaming up inspiring places for other people… working in one just makes sense. I absolutely love finding interesting ways to display art especially family photos. These antique wood items add so much more than any regular store bought frame. Once you start using salvage pieces around your home it opens a whole new world of imagination when designing spaces in your home.

 

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