Making Beauty Anywhere

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Monday, November 22, 2010

.50 Cent Decor

Yeah... you read that right  .50cent decor.  I have two pictures in my room that were .50 cents.  My first and easiest is this:

As simple as picking up a small black ornate frame at a garage sale for .50 cents, painting it white and adding a downloaded google image of a sign that I adore.  There is something so basic yet so true about this which is why this message is so popular.I see now it's not perfectly centered and.... that's sort of me so I'm ok with it. 

My other .50 cent find was in a thrift store.

It was such a find I kept the price tag on all these years later.

It was an amazing find.  I knew just where to put it.  I had purchased a beautiful empty frame a few years earlier at a garage sale and waited for something to fit into it.  It was an over 2 year wait but it was worth it. I glued my .49 cent find into the original garage sale frame and had a winner.

The frame was about $7.00 that I put it into so all this for less than $10.00 is one of my better finds.  The ornate frame and the rose frame both started as brown and in one of those great luck situations, the fit one another perfectly. 

I just found out Wellington Gift and Garden are on facebook and they have beautiful pictures including one of the front entrance now in snow.  It's worth taking a look at.

Until next time,


  1. I'm absolutely nuts about these ornate frames! You can do SO much with them. I'm lovin your .50 cent decor!

  2. I need to paint my "collection" of thrift store/garage sale frames! :)

    Yours look great.

  3. WOW! Now that's a steal and an awesome makeover!

    P.S. – I’m having a Jeanne d’Arc Living Christmas Giveaway!

    Sandy @ My Shabby Streamside Studio

  4. Looks so beautiful, bravo:))
    Greetings from Biljana

  5. I just love it when I have a vision that finally comes together. Your frames look really expensive no one would guess that you only paid $.50!!! Visiting from shabby nest.

  6. Turned out great!

  7. Great finds and I love the frame! It looks absolutely beautiful!! Well Done!! :)