thrifty finds: hanging flower frames

We have a small "mudroom" right off of our garage that needed some brightening up (as well as something to take one's attention off the fact that the walls in there badly need a fresh coat of paint!).  I found this idea over at a blog called Flamingo Toes and thought it was the cutest thing.

My mom just gave me a huge stash of old frames, so I dug out a few I liked.

Then I spray-painted them yellow to make them nice and cheerful-looking.

My original plan was to distress the frames once they had a couple of coats of paint on them (kind of like what the author of the blog did), but since I didn't use primer on these frames before I painted them, I ended up getting the distressed look I wanted with just one coat of the yellow.  Which meant less time on the back porch exposing myself to spray-paint fumes.  Awesome.

Then I grabbed some twine we had in the house and followed the directions on the blog in order to tie the vases to the frames.  I hung the frames on the wall (they're just resting on the nails), and then stuck some flowers in!

The author used fresh flowers, but I went with silk so I wouldn't have to worry about cleaning out the vases when they got gross.  The vases were all from Hobby Lobby's clearance section, so they were about a dollar each.  And the flowers were 50% off at Hobby Lobby this week so I snagged those too...they came in a bunch so I have most of them leftover for another project.

So now our mudroom is just a bit more cheerful.  This flower display will be the first thing I see whenever I walk in from the garage, so that makes me happy.  :o)


  1. SO cute!!! I might have to do something similar in my mudroom! Thanks for the inspiration.

  2. I really like these, they are so cute! I am new to this site and I have been looking at all your things for about an hour so far. How do I get to the blog that explains how to hang the vases with the twine? Sorry if this seems like a stupid question but like I said I am new to this!

  3. Hey Jenn! Thanks so much for looking. And there are no stupid questions. :o) I embedded a link to that blog in its name....so the words "Flamingo Toes" up there should lead you to that tutorial if you click on it. Hers turned out really pretty for sure! Thanks again!


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