Tuesday, April 10, 2007

racket press frames.

I enjoy challenging the notion of what a photo frame should be. On a recent junking trip, I scored a vintage tennis racket and press. At first glance, I instantly saw a FRAME!

All it took was a little stain, some acrylic plastic, a plastic cutter and some photos. I'm still looking for a nifty mat board, possibly made out of fabric or contact paper, but for now - using plain file folders from the home office will do. Sue, my future mother-in-law, gave me two other OLD rackets and now I have a TRIO! The photo theme (there is always a theme) is 'Lucy takes the field'

Check out how to make them on my projects page!

6 comments:

MylRae said...

Cute, but what's Lucy's #, where's the Jersey?

I like the photo frames! Looks like a lot of work; but I'll keep it in mind with the Yard Sales this summer!

(BTW: take off your March Madness watch entry, unless you have it on DVR)...

Sondra said...

Nic-
Frames turned out nice!

Your bicycle planter looks great, as well!

Did you ever search for toile on ebay?

MylRae said...

Here's from Wikipedia's How-To series:


http://www.wikihow.com/Turn-a-Book-Into-a-Picture-Frame

niccunha said...

That project looks NEAT.

I've heard about using a stack of OLD books for a vintage looking vase.... but never a frame.

I'll have to TRY it out! Thanks for sharing....

Jon said...

NICE... but the frame on the door?? I don't see where the pic goes?

niccunha said...

hi jon, actually the racket on the cabinet door was a BEFORE photo.

The frame is the AFTER photo.

I used the wooden 'press' that came with old wooden tennis rackets to make the photo frame.

Ciao!