Friday Finds: hot, chic home decor under $5

It's Friday (woohoo!) and we're back to Friday Finds.  If you're tuning in to Friday Finds for the first time, it's where a thrifted home decor item is featured...and you would never guess it was found in a pile at a second-hand store!  

Why Friday Finds? 

Every home-owner needs to know that we don't have to spend top dollar to style our homes and get a finished look.   Today's find is.......

Picture Frames

When you have a thrifting addiction like me, you become skilled at knowing what decor to snatch up immediately among the sea of "used".....stuff.    Frames are one of those items difficult to pass up.  

Why frames must be snatched up

Frames serve multiple decorating purposes.  From a postcard you like, to a cloth napkin, to an antique doily from your grandma, frames are a great way to display what you love!  I particularly love them for displaying my kids' artwork, and creating gallery walls.  

You can see some of my blog posts on gallery walls for more ideas here:  Four Great Gallery Walls and One Gallery Wall Four Ways     

Below are examples of thrifted frames that at one time weren't so cute.....

All four of these frames were painted, making them fresh and modern. Now, the photos and pictures inside them stand out.   It can be fun to mix and match your frames too.  Not all frames have to be the same color or even the same style.  In fact, the more eclectic the mix, the better.

Comparison Shopping...

The frame below on the left is from Target, for  $10.79. The frame on the right: $0.99, which was identical to the one on the left, before I painted it!  

Go ahead and look at thrift store frames sometime. You will quickly see how unattractive they can be, but if you look past the outer shell and think about today's tip, you might find yourself with a "new" frame or two.

After a little frame re-fresh you'll be glad you snatched up that framed picture of a floral arrangement sitting on a mauve tablecloth (with a kitten lying next to it). 

It's time to venture to your nearest thrift store, and check out those frames.  Look past the outer shell!  I promise the next time you see a picture of a floral arrangement sitting on a mauve tablecloth (with a kitten lying next to it), you'll notice the frame, and not the ugly picture.  

. Once you have your frames, then what?  Try a mix....

Frames.  They are wonderful for many reasons .  The next time you're itching to do a little something fun to the house,  why not create a fun array of frames to display what you love! 

Do you have lots of frames in your house? A gallery wall? Need help creating a gallery wall? You're in the right place! 

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