…Frame or Foe?

Actually, it’s frame or screen, but this sounded a bit more cleaver. I was in the process of making another Hide & Seek TV Screen, which is a bit laborious. This is the one that DH and I built for our home and was showed in This Old House.

I went out to Michaels and bought my frames, ordered custom mats and found some really cool, aged botanical postcards to frame. Greta had her first painting job.

I think she decided to go collect flowers before getting through all eight.

So, I just finished up the prints yesterday, Greta helping me once again as she was out of school, and think they turned out really great. I actually think they might be cool just to hang.

 

 

 

 

So, I’m going to offer them individually and if I get impatient I will turn them into a Hide & Seek Screen. A benefit of working with myself :)

Vintage Audubon Images framed in hand-painted French Linen…$54 each (I have 8 total)

 

…This Old House

So fun to seeing Blue Egg Brown Nest on This Old House! This is our Hide & Seek screen introduced by Frammie (my MIL) & built by my DH, stylized by yours truly.

http://www.thisoldhouse.com/toh/yourtoh/diy-projects/gallery?entry_id=50e495c7fc944a4572004c8c&image_id=1

The back story is is that I really wanted window seats so the flatscreen had to find a home above the fireplace. I know this is a big issue of debate. But, the screen has helped and it was a great project. I heart having a handy husband!

I hunted down some vintage bird & botanical prints & had custom mats made for them.

The frames are cheap-o ones from Michaels that I stained and added gold leaf to – another tip from Fram!

DH had to get custom hinges made to make the screen open easily. It’s a bit more tricky than it looks.

 

Very happy with the finished product minus the fact that I get in trouble when I accessorize the mantel too much and the TV won’t turn on. I can’t help it!

I’m making a few screens now in French Linen. Already have the prints and this little gal has them painted.

FYI – Come see Blue Egg Brown Nest at the Home & Remodeling Show Jan 20th at 1:00 – 2:00.

 

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