I have been collecting frames to do a frame collage up the wall of my stairwell, and have slowly been painting them the same color. However, there was one frame I found at Salvation Army that had a nice matting and was in relatively good shape, so I had a hard time ditching everything but the frame for the collage. I just knew I needed to give the whole thing a second life!
This is how it started:
A pretty dull, lifeless hydrangea, in a cream frame that clashed with the slightly brighter cream mat. But oh, the potential!
I decided to cover the sad little hydrangea with a burnt orange paper, and then stamped and embossed (see embossing tutorial here) little gold fall leaves all over it. Then, I whipped out the Mod Podge and some gold and copper leaf fleck that I had left over from my Fall Salad Plates. Using the Mod Podge as both the glue and the sealant, I flecked the frame so that it was speckled with gold and copper.
Then, after letting it dry and reassembling, I had new fall art to hang!
It looks just great hung in my kitchen/dining area, and it was a fun and easy project to do on my peaceful Saturday morning!