Hey everyone! If you're new to Sincerely you can read PT. 1 and get up to speed. If not, welcome to PT. 2 of the Craigslist frame saga.
This portion of the show is brought to you by the Pottery Barn Gilt Frame Card Holder (no longer available) that retailed for $150.
|$150 for a frame and some string?! I don't think so.|
Here is my frame post cleaning:
I did like it empty, but you know... I can never leave well enough alone. So I ran to Lowe's for some 24 gauge galvanized steel wire.
|Yep, that's a kitty paw.|
I wasn't sure how I was going to attach the wire to the back. I couldn't pound in nails because the frame isn't that sturdy, and pounding in nails would have knocked more of the carving off of the front. So I got out my trusty tool kit (that I borrowed from my mom) and found some thumb tacks. That I pushed in with my thumbs. OUCH. I put them in kind of haphazardly so the wires wouldn't be in perfect lines.
Then I started wrapping the wires around the tacks. If you ever decide to do this, make sure you pull the wires tight as you go along. Or you end up like me and have to unwind a bunch and start over because of your sagging wires.
This also happened to me. A tangled mess of wire.
Finally though, I got it all finished.
Then I had to take a break and make breakfast. I was worn out! And my thumbs were aching!
Now to the good stuff. I put it back on my desk and adorned the wires with some of my favorite things.
I can always count on my grandma, grandpa and uncle to send me cards for even the littlest holiday. So I love to have them out where I can see them. Sometimes getting one of those familiar envelopes in the mail is the only thing that gets me through the long weeks away from my family.
Here's a detail shot so you can see the awesome carving and aged patina on this frame.
I'm much happier with it now.
Here's the cost breakdown:
I think that beats the $150 Pottery Barn frame. For sure!
Hope you enjoyed!
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