So it's not photography, and yet it's related. I love the feeling when things are organized and there is a place for everything. I am not inherently organized, so the more systems that I can have in place, the better chance there is that things will find their way home. It's all about managing my mind as much as managing my tendency to clutter. I was browsing through Pinterest (yes working hard) and came across a very cool idea for displaying and organizing sunglasses. And for once, instead of just pinning it, I thought - hey - I need a break and this is something that I can do that is immediately tangible, solves a problem in my house and gosh darn it....could make me feel good too! So I scrounged through my ridiculously out-of-control stack of extra frames that may never find their way back in to use again. I found this beauty; it is a lovely gold/green tone that will work beautifully with my Bryant Gold walls. Some black paint to spruce up the inside and make it aesthetically pleasing, some repair jobs to the front (especially after I figured out the hard way that my staples from the first attempt went through the frame...duh...think first impulsive girl) with A bit of Tim Holtz lacey bits for the trim, and voila! I replaced the old, dated mirror that was on the wall and replaced it with this bit of loveliness. I still have my little hat hangers underneath (which I may now paint), and I love that all this storage space nice to look at, as well as functional.
I love love love the use of frames for an unexpected purpose - especially with some of my favourite pictures thrown in the mix too!