free to fab

mr. adventure and i was driving back from dinner and saw a pretty large crowd in front of a house yard. they were a lot of stuff lying around and i thought they were having a garage sale or something, so we parked the car and got down to see what's on sale. nothing was on sale. even better, everything was free. there were a lot of broken furniture and garbage. sadly, the nice furniture were already taken :( there was a eviction notice at the door. the tenant probably left in a hurry and left everything behind.
i managed to picked up a broken mirror with an extremely ornate frame. i love these kind of frames. makes me giddy.
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i removed the mirror and spray painted it grey. added some nice vintage looking fabric from garage sale for $1.
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one of the corner is missing the cravings. it bugs me at first, but now I think it adds character.
total cost: $5.5 for a very nice piece in my hallway.
fabric: $1
card board: $1
paint: $3.5

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10 comments:

Jamilla Camel said...

Amazing! It looks so expensive!

jskell911 said...

I adore that fabric!

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Dana Yoshimizu said...

WOW, for free!?

It looks really nice
& not at all cheap!

How awesome :D


<3,
Dana

wifluvelle said...

love vintage! why not brass colour for the frame, sprinkle gold dust on it hehe

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Excellent!!! I have a naked wall and I will try this myself! Thanks for sharing your fabulous idea!!!

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