Mimi Sue's Cottage

A home is much more than a house built of lumber, brick, or stone. A home is made of love, sacrifice, and respect. We are responsible for the homes we build. We must build wisely, for eternity is not a short voyage. There will be calm and wind, sunlight and shadows, joy and sorrow. But if we really try, our home can be a bit of heaven here on earth. Thomas S Monson

Monday, October 25, 2010

Giant Frame

I've been looking for a big, carved frame for quite a while.  We have a bare wall in our bedroom that was NEEDING a big, carved, empty frame and I finally found one at the Habitat for Humanity thrift store in Salt Lake City.  That place is amazing!  All kinds of neat junk at reasonable prices and the proceeds go to a great cause.
 Anyway, it's big, 3' X 5'.   It's ornate carving is beautiful.  It was already painted black.
 Pretty?  Why, yes it is.  It's also plastic. Gold plastic painted black.  Have you ever seen one this big?  I find them all the time at  thrift stores but they're 5X7 inches, not feet.
You should've seen Janis and Sue and I trying to fit this thing in Janis' car.  Hilarious!  Except for the part when we scraped some of the window tint off her back window:(


Julie Harward said...

That sounds like a fun trip to get it and it is awesome! :D

~~Carol~~ said...

That frame is magnificent, and will make a great statement on your bare wall!

GRAMS said...

You should have said that you had to sit on it all the way home. Don't ever worry about the window tint because every time I notice it it gives me a good chuckle.
Are you still on for today?

cindy-stitches-n-stuff.blogspot.com said...

WoW, what a hugh great find. Can't wait to see the finished project.

big hugs

Linda said...

Wow, that IS an amazing frame! I would have snapped it up, too! Looking forward to seeing it on your wall!

Blessedmom's Simple Home said...

You found a wonderful frame. I hope you show it to us after you've gotten it hung up :-)

Maryjane-The Beehive Cottage said...

Love the frame and what a fun day you must of had! Our daughters are getting together to do the wool birds!! Now we must get together when you come back to CA!


Gayle said...

Can't wait to see it in it's new home! Get busy now! LOL

Donna said...

Great frame, Mimi! It's going to look fabulous on the wall.

Lisa said...

Window tint is illegal, so you did her a favor. You must be a giver, just like me. :) Love the frame!

Annie said...

That is a great find!

Connie said...

That is a fantastic frame! I can imagine it would be a challenge to get it home!
I like your Halloween decorations!

M.L. @ The House of Whimsy said...

This is INCREDIBLE!!! You lucky girl, you!!!
Looks like wood to me. : )

Sue said...

Great find Mimi, I am looking forward to seeing what you do with it.

Shellie said...

just stopping in to say hi! ;) I love that frame, I could take it in a heartbeat! What a great find.

Mercy Otis/The Stone House said...

It is a beautiful frame!
(who needs solid tint anyway?)
What next? LOL
Enjoy your day
thanks for the addy...:-)

Brenda Kula said...

I love the detail on it. It's beautiful!

Lallee said...

Gorgeous find!!!! I can't wait to see how you use it.