Garage Sale Frame = My favorite piece of ART !

I love to wake up on a lovely Fall morning…before everyone else is awake. I sneak downstairs–make some coffee, grab a granola bar and the paper and hit the streets—looking for garage sales. I LOVE it! I LOVE to find something for nothing! Makes my day! So this past Saturday was that kind of a morning-JOY! This is what  I came home with….I spent how much??

Garage Sale Frame = My favorite piece of ART !
What’s your guess??? I bought a large lamp ($5), a big wood frame ($2) and a cute little wooden end table ($5)   That’s right!!!! $12!!! I know–LOVE THAT! Booyah!
So I had an idea in mind to use the frame and these sticks from another goodwill trip…
I layed the sticks out on some news paper in the garage and I spray painted them black. Let dry.
Then I took the frame….sprayed a grey primer on because it was gold..
Garage Sale Frame = My favorite piece of ART !
After that dried I sprayed a nickle finish spray paint on the frame.
What did we do before spray paint???!?! Seriously… love it!
When the frame was dry…I flipped it over…then I took all those sticks that I painted black. I laid them evenly on the back of the frame…(you see where I am going with this…I know…I was excited too :)
Then I got out some clippers and my trusty staple gun…hubby actually gave me the clippers…I was ready to pull out the miter saw.
I trimmed the sticks so they lined up with the edge of the frame. I stapled them in place–ensuring that they were spread out and evenly placed.
 And then…are you ready for it?!?! I flipped it over—and SMILED—LOVE THIS!

It is now my favorite piece of artwork… love it! And it cost $2!!!!! It looks really pretty with an electric candle at night too…..

Be inspired to be clever ;)
This was feature on the Fresh Home Magazine Blog…thanks girls!Fresh Home
Tell me what ya think????
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Tracie Stoll is a wife, mom and has a passion for creating new things. On her blog she is constantly sharing ways to inspire her readers to be clever in their own home. Since 2010 Tracie has been sharing DIY projects, crafting, remodeling and decorating along with some easy tasty recipes...all on a mindful budget. She is a graduate of the University of Dayton where she studied visual art and communications. Tracie has been featured on popular sites such as Country Living, CNN living, Good Housekeeping, Better Homes and Gardens, Huffington Post, Apartment Therapy, Seventeen and Design Sponge. She is also a member of the True Value Blog Squad & Martha's Circle of trusted bloggers.

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  1. Very clever. Looks amazing.

  2. Love it! I'm amazed at all your ideas!

  3. Very cool!

  4. awesome! would never have thought of it.

  5. holy moly I LOVE it and I am SOOO copying that one!! lol
    Seriously LOVE
    Cant wait to see the lamp!

  6. That is RAD!!! Love it! Glad I came over to be inspired from Backyard wed….

  7. Hey Tracie! I love your blog too. I love to see other ideas. And our new house is a blank canvas!
    I made your 1st chicken recipe last night. And chicken bores me to death. We were both really pleased and liked it a lot! Keep it up!

  8. I love that. Great JOb!

  9. Oh I want one…on my way out to trim some branches! It's way cool. I'm following you.

  10. SO great! I love this idea! You're so creative!

  11. That is so COOL!

  12. Ooooo! Very pretty! So unique. Great job thinking outside the box! :)
    Thanks for linking up to my first party! :)

  13. The Answer Is Chocolate

    Talk about clever!

  14. Jamara @ My NW Nest

    I love this!! Saw you over at Somewhat Simple. I'm pretty sure I'll be making one of these for my bedroom. Thanks for the great idea!!

  15. Black and White {Side by Side}

    This is gorgeous! and the price is right :) I'll definitely be making one!!! I'm a follower :)

  16. I absolutely LOVE this! Very creative!

  17. Great idea. I might copy this!

  18. LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this! I'll be making one!

  19. Amanda @ Our Humble A{Bowe}d

    What a great idea! I might have to do something similar-thanks for the idea!!


  20. That is FANTASTIC! Now, if only we hadn't just thrown away a ton of sticks!

  21. This is such a clever idea! I will so be doing this!
    You should come link this up to my Making It With Allie Link Party! I think it would make a Fabulous addition!

  22. Katie @ On the Banks of Squaw Creek

    I LOVE this! Great for winter. :)

  23. GREAT idea! come on over and link up to MMM :)

  24. Michelle@Somedaycrafts

    That looks great! Inexpensive, easy and beautiful! My kind of project. I will be featuring this at Grab my "featured" button.

  25. Jennifer @ Muse Lodge

    I'm obsessed with this frame!! I will definitely be making one for myself. Thanks for the inspiration!

  26. Courtenay@Signal Hill Interiors

    I'm so doing this! It's like a forest in a frame. I'm your newest follower by the way!

  27. Bumblebee and Sophie

    This is a great idea. We might use this for my sister's February wedding in which we're using eclectic frames and curly willow as part of the decoration. This would be a great accent!

    Thanks for the idea!

  28. the cape on the corner

    wow, what a great idea! love it!

  29. Black and White {Side by Side}

    i'm featuring your post on my blog today! :)

  30. Ohhh this turned out great! I had something similar in mind for the newly redone livingroom, but now that I see you're result I am convinced!

  31. Love these! I am your newest follower from Follow my blog for some awesome craft ideas & giveaways! Let me know if your interested in doing a blog swap with me! Thanks!


  32. great idea. … gotta love anything this thrify!

  33. Trisha @ The Sweet Survival

    Love this! I have been searching for something to go over my masterbed room headboard and this might be it!

  34. This is beautiful and cool…all in one!

  35. Such a clever idea! I love this! (Found you over at Under the table and Dreaming)

  36. Hi Tracie! You're right… very cool… turned out fab! Great art for a great price… Love it!

  37. The Peasant Housewife

    LOVE it! I have a huge frame and some sticks and some spray paint. Guess who's going to get her crafty on today? Thanks for the awesome idea!

  38. OOOOHHH THATS SOOO GOOD!!!! Gonna be copying that real soon!

  39. LOVE IT!!!

    Can't wait to add it to my home somewhere.

  40. What a clever idea… looks like a display from Anthro! Thanks for joining is at A Crafty Soiree and I hope you link up tomorrow (-:

  41. Stephanie Lynn @Under the Table and Dreaming

    Hi Tracie, This turned out fabulous! Thanks so much for linking to the Sunday Showcase Party! I greatly appreciate it! I featured this on the first round of showcases. Hope you are enjoying your week! ~ Stephanie Lynn

  42. I love this idea! Really fab!

  43. marcia @Child in Harmony

    This is GORGEOUS! I love it! I'm trying to decided just the right spot to hang one in my house :)

    happy day!

  44. Kimbo West @ a girl and a glue gun

    I featured this at my blog today

  45. Love this idea–I have cathedral ceiling sin my new house, and a nice tall piece of artwork would be perfect! Thanks for linking up to Tell Me Tuesday on Vintage Pollyanna!

  46. this is brilliant! I love using natural elements in my decor. what an original idea!

  47. I LOVE this idea! My wheels are turnin'. Great job! Thanks for sharing:)

    Jennie @ Cinnaberry Suite

  48. Nita {ModVintageLife}

    I really love how this turned out. I didn't think I was going to but I do! Very pretty.

  49. Joy @ Thrifty Parsonage Living

    Very cute and creative!

  50. This is so my style..I am so knocking this off (of course you will get credit!). This is just awesome.

  51. Brenda@ **Dragonflys and Stars**

    I like it! Now to go explore more of you blog..

  52. This is darling. I love it and what an easy peasy lemon squeezy project.

    Just a reminder you will need to add our button to qualify to win over at the DIY Club–recheck the quidelines to win so you don;t miss anything.


  53. ALVN of WhisperWood Cottage and Junkologie

    Congrats on making the Top 10 at The DIY Club!


  54. Congrats, just saw your news! So excited for you. Just yesterday I pulled out an old picture frame I have and got it ready for painting to make your very same project. I'm just not sure of the paint color, yet. Its a great project!!

  55. I love it! So simple but looks so expensive! You did a fantastic job! ;)


  56. Clever, inspiring, innovative AND frugal! Thanks for sharing; this is an idea I'll definitely have to do. Yeah!!!!!

  57. I was looking for some art to put on the mantel to transition from Christmas to spring and I TOTALLY thought of your project! I dug through and found the perfect frame, now I just have to find my staple gun, haha! I may cheat and use hot glue, we'll see ;) Thanks for sharing your awesome ideas!

  58. OMG, I am so happy seeing this post that I'm dancing in my seat! My grandmother gave me a wooden frame years ago and it's been sitting around — I haven't the heart to get rid of it because she's no longer around but I had NO IDEA what to do with it: until now!! Thank you for the inspiration!!

  59. That is so cool. I have an old frame in my attic I can use. Now for the sticks….

  60. Woman with a Hatchet

    That's lovely! Now *I* want one! Ack!

  61. This is cool!!!

    Nice job; love the garage sale thing myself!

  62. THe is THE cutest idea ever!!! LOVE IT!!!!

  63. wow!! love love this! i'm linking this to my post!

  64. Hopping over from A Soft Place To Land…LOVE this! I have some sticks that would be perfect for this…now just to find the frame…. : )

  65. Shelter Logic Portable Garages

    I follow your blog for a long time and must tell you that your posts always prove to be of a high value and quality for readers. Keep it up.

  66. Victoria ObSEUSSed

    I re-pinned this on Pinterest and it inspired me to make my own version. Thanks so much for sharing your idea and 'how to'. See mine in my son's nursery here.

  67. Wow what a great idea! It turned out awesome! I would never have thought to do that. I would love it if you would stop by and share at the link party going on right now at Lines Across My Face.

  68. Just found you though Curbly, and I am absolutely in love with this project. So easy, and looks fabulous!

  69. This is so major! I absolutely love it! I found your project via Pinterest and am featuring it tomorrow in my [so cheap, so easy] series. I will link the project back to your post.

    Going to take a look around and see what other awesomeness I can find around here!

  70. Such a Wondrous Place this Faery Space

    Found this from pinterest!!! Great demo and creation!!! Thanks! Blessings, Amy

  71. found this on pintrest and loved it so much i had to recreate it myself to use as an advent calendar. thanks for the idea!

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