Wednesday, September 7, 2011

What To Do With This?

Hi Bloggerettes!  Do you ever see something and think, yep, I could do something with that!!!  When I saw this piece, unpainted mind you, and looking rather forlorn....I had a light bulb moment!   Unfortunately,the light bulb didn't stay lit very long. After I painted it a nice creamy white, I'm now wondering what in the world to do with this......??????

It is a frame that held a mirror for a vintage dresser.

I really like the detailing and the carved wood. 
My first thought was to hang it above my mantel to add some detailing and architecture, but it didn't look right.

So, any ideas you clever bunch? 
I love Amy's from Maison Decor's lovely mantel.  From the first time I saw it I wanted something like it for mine.....
Just look how pretty her mantel looks...

Did you know her lovely home was featured in Romantic Homes Magazine!

This is a canvas water bucket.  Did you ever hear of such a thing?
Anyway, I think it makes a nice watchamacallit, don't you?
I put the bee image on it, but it didn't come out as crisp as I would have liked but it happens.

I'll be waiting to hear your thoughts on the piece and what you would do with it.  Can't wait to see what you creative ones have to say.



Deb said...

I can only think to put a mirror in it. It would look beautiful in a bedroom. Gee your blog is so beautiful. Makes me feel so feminine just looking at it. I love your new header. Hugs, Deb=^..^=x4

The Green Pea said...

I would make a would be beautiful.

Collected Treasures...for the home, heart and soul said...

hmmmm....i think it's original intent with a mirror would work, but also consider using it as a frame on the wall with some form of art, or plates, or items inside the wooden frame for added importance for the item.....maybe something oval....and you could even use an old mirror hanging inside the frame....make sense....I got nothing......just thinking outloud. ;0 jana

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

I havn't got a clue, but it truly is gorgeous. Hugs, Marty

Amy Kinser said...

Can't wait to see what you do with that beauty.

Sharing Shadymont said...

Put one of your lovely graphic transfers in it and hang above a buffet or use it as a mirror frame above the mantel. Just suggestions.

It's gorgeous!

Ceekay- Thinkin of Home said...

What about backing it with some plywood and then making shelves....just a thought....

sugar Creek said...

I think some lovely fabric and batting to make a message board!

Cindy said...

I can see why you like it, there is something really good about this little frame that i can't define. My first impression was to add a mirror, but it's kinda cool just the way it is. And... I know, i love Amy's mantel too, that architectural piece is amazing...


GardenofDaisies said...

You could use it to "frame" and give prominence to a collection of smaller things hanging on the wall. Smallish things that might look lost on their own. Vintage kitchen cooking utensils with pink colored handles, or vintage crocheted potholders. Or how about use it in a bedroom... you could add hooks inside the "frame" and hang necklaces, as if it was a hanging jewelbox.

The Polka Dot Closet said...

My first thought was the same as Ceekay's backing it with shelves. if you are putting it in your booth I would leave it like it is...It's gorgeous!


Daphne Nicole & Lynda Cade said...

Hi Sissie, I think I would add a mirror or you could display small frames or maybe even small mirrors inside it! It would also make a great chalk board! Can't wait to see what you come up with!!!
hugs~~~ Daphne

Linda @ A La Carte said...

That frame is beautiful and everyone has given you some great ideas! You will think of the best thing I'm sure.

Cyndy's BEACH HOUSE said...

Sissy, you have so many options. However, as much as you like to change out like me ....why not an architecture frame within a frame not to limit yourself:
1. Seasonal change-ups of wreaths, angels, halloween and even bunnies or mermaids
2. Favorite chintz or china plate/platter
3. framed mirror within the architectural frame
4. Vintage watercolor or your cool new digital Silhouette's framed
5. A favorite family photo of you and ur sis, the kitties or...

You can go white on white, sutle muted hues or pop with seasonal colors as us camelons change
by the minute/day

Of course there is always

Dorthe said...

Sissie, I`m in,on the frame -just like that on the wall, as a decoration,-and then maybe with some smaller romantic art pieces inside- but It is a beautiful decoration ,just like that. :)
Big hugs,Dorthe

Riet said...

You could use one of your beautiful photo's , enlarge it, print it on fabric and grame it with that lovely frame.
Have a lovely day.

Claudia said...

I thought you could hang it on the wall as a frame and then hang a smaller grouping within it. Or a chalkboard because that would be one gorgeous chalkboard!


Amy @MaisonDecor said...

Hi Sissie! This was the first blog I had to read to look at this pretty thing~and then I saw you wrote about me~THANK YOU Sissie!! Anyway, I know what I would do with it...I would staple chicken wire to the back of it and use it as a message board or an inspiration board! You could clip a holiday message to it and hang some pretty ribbons...

Olivia said...

Oh this is just darling! I like it on the mantel and really you could hang it in and do a plate or mirror collage in it!

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

The detail is wonderful, Sissie! Too bad it didn't fit over your mantle, that was a good idea. Other than the chalkboard, bulletin board, memory board, magnetic board ideas, what about hanging it on a wall and then hanging another empty frame or two in graduating sizes inside it? It's not something I'd do myself, but I have seen it done where it looks good. Or hanging a large platter or something like that on the wall and then using this frame to "frame" it.

Micha said...

Hola!Ese mueble es precioso!Felicitaciones!

trash talk said...

It's so gorgeous stands alone. Love your bucket...I really do!

Jane said...

Hi Sissie,
That is a great looking piece. I like the idea of adding shelves....although a memo board would be great too! I have one of those canvas buckets....forgot I had it until now. I wonder what I did with it????

Lisa @ Fern Creek Cottage said...

I agree with The Green Pea, I think it would be a wonderful blackboard!

Thespa McLaughlin said...

If I were you I would take that beautiful frame and rush over here to my new studio and hang it on my wall. LOL. But seriously, it's beautiful. LOVE IT!And I kind of like the fact that the bee isn't crisp. He really looks like he belong there. I like him!

Elna said...

What a lovely home you have. I haven't do anything with it just put it empty on a wall:-)
Cute cats.

A big hug from Sweden

Okio B Designs said...

First, love that bee bucket! ;) I would maybe shabby it up with some brown paint?! I actually like it as is!


Shelia said...

Hi Sissiness! Oh, it's a beautiful piece and I think it would be gorgeous with another mirror poked behind it! You little bee bucket is so cute too! You've added a new header and it's pretty.
Be a sweetie and I'll be looking forward to seeing what you come up with.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia :)

Maureen said...

I have one that I turned into a jewelry display for my booth. Foam board, batting and then covered with fabric. Then I put it on a pretty, ornate easel and use it to pin jewelry to.

alison said...

You can attach some picture hanging wire from left to right and use those little mini clothespins from the craft store to clip photos inside. Kind of like a clothesline.

Passionate for White said...

I'd put a mirror in it for sure. Whatever you decide please post a pic!

Bella Vista Cottage said...

Sissie, do you like it? You don't have to do a thing with it. Just enjoy. I love it. I would simply lean it against a wall....a shelf or a mantel. Wonderful!

Barb ♥

Ellie said...

What a beauty. My first thought would be to send this gorgeous frame to me. I really like it as pictured - just propped on a ledge to showcase your vignettes.

Back it with a pretty wallpaper or fabric to frame a crystal wall sconce.

Hang it (with mirror or empty) from the ceiling over a small table vignette.

Place free-standing on the floor framing a vignette such as a mirror, plant, birdhouse, etc. Works in the fireplace opening.

Would also be pretty in a wall grouping of pictureless frames.

Or again, send it to me.

mom*2*riley said...

Sissie- this is a lovely piece. String some picture wire from side to side and hang necklaces and bracelets from it. It would be so lovely and useful at the same time. Can't wait to see what you decide to do. Smiles! :)

Kim @ Cheap Chic Home said...

Hi Sissie, for some reason all of your photos aren't loading for me. Anyway, since you have it in front of your hutch, it makes me think it would great on the wall with some plates hung in it.

Kim H. said...

Hi Sissie,

When I look at it, I see an old fashioned fireplace screen, like some the the beautiful ones you see from time to time in antique stores that cost a fortune. Of course, a base would have to be added to the bottom. You could then add gathered fabric or a tapestry or art work to the opening.

Honey at 2805 said...

I've been looking at some of your recent posts and would love for you to link one of your creative posts to Potpourri Friday. It's been a great party & you would be as asset!

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  • Spending Time with my Sister
  • Holidays with my family
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  • writing stories and blogging
  • snuggling with my husband and my kitty kats
  • comfortable pajamas
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  • yard sales
  • hunting through estate sales and thrift shops
  • going to antique shops
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