This year we’ve been enjoying the many birds in our yard as we’ve hung our first ever bird feeders. Is that a sign of old age to get excited by birds? Well, I decided I had to have some bird pictures to go with a new duvet cover I ordered for my bedroom. Of course I didn’t want to pay full price! I found several picture frames at our local thrift store, spray painted them in an antique white, and sanded off a little paint to give them a distressed look. I found sheet music on the Internet that I printed off on parchment paper. This would be my background for the bird pics. Next I searched the web for the perfect pictures, still not wanting to spend much money. I ordered some bird notecards but, when they came, they weren’t quite what I was hoping for. Maybe I would suddenly need to become an expert bird photographer. Well . . . as luck (or blessing) would have it, when I went into our local bird supply store to buy some feed I noticed a beautiful framed photograph of a goldfinch hanging on the wall. When I commented on how much I liked it the owner of the store showed me a stack of postcard sized pictures by the same photographer . . . and they were FREE! Though I wanted the whole stack, I wasn’t greedy. I only took as many as I needed! The colors are a perfect match to the colors I’m using for my bedroom re-do. Check out the finished product. What do you think?
The picture frames were something old, cast off by their original owner. I painted over them to change their original look which, by the way, was pretty darn ugly. I chose to distress them so they don’t look brand new. I love the look of time worn beauty.
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