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Monday, December 6, 2010

Framed Inheritance

Good morning! I'm actually blogging before 10pm! Even before noon! Whoa, isn't there an award of some sort for that?
So ONE of the projects I have going on here is finishing my sons room. It's still a work in progress but I really wanted to show off this wonderful art I made! I'm in love and sooo tempted to put it in my living room instead!

After painting these fun stripes I've decided to decorated vintage school house fun! Kind of a Frank Lloyd Wright meets Lincoln (that's Lincoln my son, not the president :)

Saved from an untimely death! When my husbands family was cleaning out his grandparents house they almost THREW AWAY (gasp) these very old stencils that belonged to his grandparents. I was there to save them and to receive some wierd looks, until I told them my plans.

Basically the frames are simple black certificate frames from the dollar store. I didn't want anything chunky or distracting from the "art" itself.
Then I chose 3 neutral colored paper (chocolate, tan, and cream) to put behind the stencils so they stand out but again, not to take away from the stencils themselves


The stencils are gently used, but that's what I love about them!

Aren't they great!? After I put them up my husband and I looked at each other with the same thought.....so don't be surprised if they make their appearance somewhere else!

(anybody want to buy a rocking chair?)


  1. You struck gold my dear. If you ever decide that you dont need them anymore send them my way cause I always NEED cool junk like that!!

    love your guts

  2. Super cute! Love what you did with them. I think family should get them first if you ever want to get rid of them so pass them along to me if that day ever comes.

  3. OMG, Vintage revivals commented on my blog! I have stars in my eyes people!

  4. Typography GENIUS!!! And, I love your son's name!

  5. I knew you would do something wonderful with these. They look great. I remember making posters with these stencils. Thanks for the memories. And, I love your son.

  6. Wow! They are fabulous!
    Great idea! And you even followed through!
    {that's always the hardest part for me.....lol!}

  7. Really cool idea to use these this way. Terry

  8. VERY cool! I love how some of them have the old ink on them too! You're brilliant!!



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