Some time ago I painted this beautiful frame in Annie Sloan's Versailles and shared the before and after photos here. It hung empty on the wall for weeks and I stared at it daily waiting for inspiration to strike. I am not at all opposed to empty frames on the wall, but this one was so large that the vast vacant space was haunting me.
I decided I needed an idea board for my studio space, one where I could collect and display pretty things that would inspire me to create! The frame was perfect. I considered a magnet board and then a fabric ribbon board but had a feeling that either one would compete too much with the detail of the frame. In the garage I found remnants of chicken wire from the French Country Cottage Cupboard. I cut a piece to fit the frame, stapled it to the backside and brushed on some Versailles to hide the shiny silver wire that didn't quite blend with the muted green frame.
I hung my pretty framed inspiration board above my computer and started gathering a few favorite things to display. Vintage clothespins work perfectly for attaching things to the wire, but old clip on earrings work well too and add some fun glamor!
A sweet old photo of three girlfriends.
A lovely postcard from a dear friend!
My mother in law just brought me some amazing dahlias from her garden! I am enjoying a bouquet on the mantle!
My photo tea cards have been selling well at the shop, so I decided to take a few more photos to add to the collection. Here is a new favorite waiting to be printed and made into a card!
Thank you so much for your sweet visit! Please come back next week for a tour of my formal living room turned craft studio space! It is almost ready to share!!!
Have a wonderful weekend!
Best Wishes and Blessings,
Potpourri Friday at 2805