I had this wonderful old chippy frame.
And one of these frames. I’m sure this one might have a style name, we all had them in our family as we were growing up.
I used my antiquated Print Shop 5 to print out this paper on card stock.
I have access to later publications, and even other print programs, I just happen to really like the ease of my PS5
I dug around in my stash and found this door plate (not sure if that’s what you call it or not)
I went out in the POURING rain and took this doorknob off of a door.
While looking closely at the door plate thingy, I decided it had pretty details, too pretty to be covered up by all that chippy paint.
I picked the paint off. (literally) I used my fingernail, a small wire brush, and then finally soaked it in some warm soapy water. Isn’t it pretty?
These are some Christmas ornaments I got on clearance at Target. I am showing two of them so you can tell that I “dirtied” it up and even banged it up a little so that it wouldn’t look so new.
Here is my project finally coming together.
I scrounged around in the garage and found an old wooden peg from a chair leg to “screw” into the door knob. Typically I would use a small piece of lauan for the backing. But since it was cold and rainy, I just used the hard cardboard from the “lacy” frame from above. I poked a hole through it with a phillips screwdriver, using E6000 to glue it all in place.
I have been wanting to try this for some time, layering the “lacy” frame with the chunky frame.
I did not attach it, because I couldn’t decide if I like it. Maybe it should have been painted a little?
Thought it might look better if I took the picture in my light box. 🙂
In the end, I decided to leave the lacy frame off. Maybe I’ll find another frame down the road to layer with it.
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