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Wednesday, September 15, 2010

White Wednesday: Cute Little Frames

I love this little vignette in my bathroom. The old advertisement for Jersey Cream Toilet Soap I recently re-framed (is that a word?). You can click HERE to see that project. Next to it I just put up two little plastic frames that I painted with white spray paint over the weekend. I got these two frames for $1.00.( And yes, there is a big crack in the glass on the framed ad, I need to get a new pane of glass. It fell off the shelf a few weeks ago!)

This is what they looked like before. They were painted gold with some black "stain" to make them look fancy. I took the backs off so I could paint them. I used one coat of white spray paint and liked how the under color showed through slightly and made the white look almost like a very, very light blue.
Each of the frames had a little picture in it. This one had a picture of two women harvesting hay. Sort of a strange subject matter for a little frame like this. I had a small picture of Lillian Russell hanging around doing nothing in particular, so I put her in this frame. I love this photo with her in a big hat and fancy dress. It is the dress and hat she wore when she appeared in her title role in the 1904 musical, Lady Teazle.
Lillian Russell (1861-1922) was a famous American actress and singer during the late 19th century and early 20th century. She was known for her beauty and style, as well as her voice and stage presence.
The other frame had a picture of Marie Antoinette in it, which I left in the frame.
So pretty!

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I'll be linking up to Faded Charm for White Wednesday.


Eastlake Victorian said...

I love your white bathroom vignette! White is perfect for bathrooms, I think. Love what you did with the small frames! I like white/sepia combinations. Very pretty!


Jacqueline said...

I can't believe the difference turning them white makes. Such a great vignette. I have some white frames I bought that I need to make black. I just love what paint can do.

Lady Pamela said...

Very nicely done. I have a some little frames that need to be painted and a project in mind, too. Thank you for sharing.

Cass @ That Old House said...

Hi Katie!
Isn't it amazing what a coat of white paint can do for something? The older I get, the more tempted I am to just spray paint myself.

Love those tiny frames, and where did you get the Jersey Cream ad? It's so sweet.

Love your style.

Katie@LeBeauPaonVictorien said...

I found the old Jersey Cream ad at an antique store many years ago, in a stack of old ephemera. It was removed from a magazine called "Munsey's Magazine" from 1894, I think.

Rebecca said...

I love what you did with the frames-I've got some of these and they look so dated in the gold-great job-beautiful blog!

Deanne said...

I really like the white in your bathroom, it looks so fresh and clean.