For a while now, I've been in search of frames for four prints to hang above my bed. The prints are vintage Mademoiselle magazine covers that I cut out and saved from an old calendar. I was super excited when I saw the Condé Nast store selling a much more expensive version of the very same prints, and became determined to find the perfect frames. The project has been nagging at me for the last year while I searched for these perfect (read: perfectly inexpensive) frames. But what could be better than having four custom 'pieces of art' all for the price of one Barnes & Noble calendar? Nothing, I tell ya!
Almost as soon as we stepped off the ferry, one vendor's rustic mirrors, frames, and shelves caught my eye. And after literally a year of searching, I finally found four salvaged wood 11x14 frames that perfectly complement the vintage feel of the prints. Recycled Relics uses all reclaimed materials to build beautiful home decorations. The frames I was lucky enough to scoop up are handcrafted from the salvaged wood of 1890's Northeast homes. Very cool! If you can't make it to their next Smorgasbord appearance, check out the other home accents available for sale on their Etsy page.
All it took to complete was some careful trimming to match the prints to the dimensions of the frames, and me hammering about 19 holes in the wall above my bed (which we will all pretend do not exist). I may be a perfectionist, but I am certainly not a carpenter. What do you think??
Here a couple more shots from our adventure across the river: