We can make red frames too!

@JudyEv (91816)
Bunbury, Australia
July 24, 2016 7:50pm CST
This is the last post about photo frames but I wanted to share a photo of the red frames we used here. We picked up some cheap spray paint and thought these particular photos would look nice in red frames. We have now made about a dozen frames. Some of the frames will be displayed in a café and who knows, we might make another sale. We might use other colours for the shop frames depending on the colours in the particular photo. Now we've got the hang of it we can churn they out quite easily. Painting takes most time. And now the photo shop is offering a special on 11 x 14 inch prints which is the size we've been using so we might get a couple more made. However we need to be careful not to get carried away. There is no guarantee we won't end up with them gathering dust in a corner. And we're supposed to be decluttering!
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@CRK109 (14381)
• United States
25 Jul 16
I love how those look. I've always been told that a home looks much better when the frames are all somewhat the same, so having them all the same color is perfect. I have lots of frames and lots of photos but haven't yet figured out how to get them to hang on the walls. Since I'm in an apartment, I can't put nails in the walls. I'm working on one more try and if this doesn't work then I guess I won't be able to get anything up.
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@JudyEv (91816)
• Bunbury, Australia
25 Jul 16
Did you read about how we're hanging these although you probably still wouldn't be allowed as there are fittings up high against the cornice. Now that the strip is installed we don't need any holes and can move the strings along or the photos up and down as we want to.
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@CRK109 (14381)
• United States
25 Jul 16
@JudyEv No I missed that one. The only other thing I've thought of is that I have one of those (I think it's called) drop ceilings? The squares are dropped on a grid so you can lift each one up to get to the electrical work above? Anyway, if I could get on a high enough step ladder, I could tie string to the grid and hang photos from the strings. Then, if I ever move out, just cut the strings and go! Just don't know if I could get myself up that high without hurting myself! lol
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@JudyEv (91816)
• Bunbury, Australia
25 Jul 16
@CRK109 Perhaps you'd better try a different idea then!
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@velvet53 (15389)
• Palisade, Colorado
27 Jul 16
I hope this works out with your picture frames. The pictures may help with sales. Good luck to you.
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@JudyEv (91816)
• Bunbury, Australia
28 Jul 16
That's what we were thinking. It might be very convenient to purchase a picture that is already framed.
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@velvet53 (15389)
• Palisade, Colorado
28 Jul 16
@JudyEv I hope that you have good luck with your frames. I know that I would buy a framed picture quicker than just the frame.
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@JudyEv (91816)
• Bunbury, Australia
29 Jul 16
@velvet53 We're hoping there are a lot of people like you! :)
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@MarymargII (7905)
• Toronto, Ontario
25 Jul 16
Ha that could happen too- but they look so nice and shiny and red! Which is a colour that is a great accent colour- I'll have to find your last post about frames as I missed it!
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@JudyEv (91816)
• Bunbury, Australia
25 Jul 16
We picked photos which had a lot of red in them. Thanks for the kind words.
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• Toronto, Ontario
28 Jul 16
@JudyEv They do stand out and look great on that wall- Red is always a cheerful colour.
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@JudyEv (91816)
• Bunbury, Australia
28 Jul 16
@MarymargII I always feel really good when I wear red.
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@PainsOnSlate (18648)
• Canada
25 Jul 16
I thought about making cards with envelopes with my photos to sell at craft shows for around 5 dollars, but never did it because I envisioned seeing them in boxes in the corner of my studio. I love your red frames. I might try a couple of bigger photos framed at my next show.
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@JudyEv (91816)
• Bunbury, Australia
25 Jul 16
Some of our local postcards are all bent because they've been sitting in the display frames for so long. But it is so much cheaper to have them printed in large quantities. I can understand your reluctance to print dozens of postcards.
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• Canada
26 Jul 16
@JudyEv I will re think this. I can print my own photos on the computer so may give it a chance and see if they sell, then if they don't I can use them myself when a card is needed.
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@JudyEv (91816)
• Bunbury, Australia
27 Jul 16
@PainsOnSlate If you can print postcard-size yourself you can just do a few at a time. Any of these bigger ones that don't sell we are stuck with. Vin blew up a portrait or two in the hope that he might get a bit of business in that line but you can really only give them to the subject - which is fine too.
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@Jessicalynnt (48191)
• Centralia, Missouri
25 Jul 16
I feel as though they are lovely, floating on the white there. Perhaps some odds and ends can be tucked here and there, to fill in a little more of the white.
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@JudyEv (91816)
• Bunbury, Australia
26 Jul 16
Do you mean to fill in the white wall? We might hang a second photo below each of the others once we get more organised.
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• Centralia, Missouri
27 Jul 16
@JudyEv yeah just some stuff around the photos, not sure what, some dried plants, or candles, a shelf with some collectibles, not really sure what
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@Inlemay (17276)
• South Africa
25 Jul 16
You are doing yourself very proud with all the stunning frame work
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@JudyEv (91816)
• Bunbury, Australia
26 Jul 16
Thanks. Another string to our bow! :)
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@Inlemay (17276)
• South Africa
26 Jul 16
@JudyEv you are working at a fancy bow at that
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@silvermist (15241)
• India
25 Jul 16
@JudyEv The frames look nice.I hope you could make and sell more of them.
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@JudyEv (91816)
• Bunbury, Australia
25 Jul 16
Mostly we are hoping they will help sell the photos.
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@silvermist (15241)
• India
31 Jul 16
@JudyEv So i wish you best of luck for selling more photos.
• United States
25 Jul 16
they turned out beautifully, ms. judy :) yepperz, y'all're gettin' mighty handy't that frame makin'. i wish i lived closer coz i'd've y'all fashion me some. the hubs knows how, keeps tellin' me he's gonna, but fails to produce, lol. hopefully those wonderful photos 'n frames'll not be collectin' dust't'cher place, but loved'n admired by new owners :D
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@JudyEv (91816)
• Bunbury, Australia
25 Jul 16
I'm pleased you like them. We've rounded the edges with a router but could easily do a fancier edge. But they really just collect dust too.
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• United States
25 Jul 16
@JudyEv lol, i've several pics that folks've sent to me o'er the past year which the hubs snagged immediately 'n professed to make frames. i've yet to see 'em 'n those pics still lie...collectin' dust. 'course, my walls're purty covered with pics, native american rugs'n such but i'd still love to've these framed 'n hangin' where they can be enjoyed...'n dusted oft, lol.
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@ravisivan (14051)
• India
26 Feb
The photos are good looking nicely played. good day,
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@JudyEv (91816)
• Bunbury, Australia
26 Feb
Thank you. I'm glad you like it.
@HazySue (15776)
• United States
26 Jul 16
@JudyEv they look great. I can understand how you get enthused. I do that when I find I can make something that looks good.
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@JudyEv (91816)
• Bunbury, Australia
27 Jul 16
Vin has gone off to get the ones that sold reprinted. We are getting two copies of one I posted here. The post was called 'peace on the water'. I just love that photo and want it on our own wall.
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• Canada
26 Jul 16
These look great, Judy! I'm fooling around with pictures these days, too. Maybe I'll show off the photos on the walls of my son's clinic. If I write the post, I'll let you know.
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@JudyEv (91816)
• Bunbury, Australia
26 Jul 16
Be sure you do. We can put photos in a council-run craft shop but they charge a fee. Much better if you can find somewhere free to display them - which is what the cafe is doing. It's a benefit to them too to have something for customers to look at while they're waiting or whatever. It's okay paying if you expect to sell a lot but we don't really expect to sell too many.
@Lucky15 (33769)
• Philippines
26 Jul 16
The red frames are adding up color to the wall ;)
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@JudyEv (91816)
• Bunbury, Australia
26 Jul 16
They look nice against the light coloured wall.
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@acelawrites (10333)
• Philippines
25 Jul 16
Red frames adds life to the photo or scenery in it. Hope you can sell a lot of it.
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@JudyEv (91816)
• Bunbury, Australia
26 Jul 16
We didn't know if we'd like the red frames but they do look nice on these photos.
@AmbiePam (44936)
• United States
25 Jul 16
They look fabulous!
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@JudyEv (91816)
• Bunbury, Australia
26 Jul 16
Thanks. I am so pleased now that the wall has been painted and it all looks so nice.
@shshiju (9042)
• Cochin, India
25 Jul 16
Frames really hot. I think it will grow your sales and happy.
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@JudyEv (91816)
• Bunbury, Australia
26 Jul 16
Thank you. I'm glad you like the frames. We were really pleased with them.
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@andriaperry (27883)
• Anniston, Alabama
25 Jul 16
Run with it while you can! do you have some sample pictures framed? or photos of them to show clients?
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@JudyEv (91816)
• Bunbury, Australia
26 Jul 16
As soon as this 'significant birthday' dinner party is over, some from the walls will go into a cafe on display. We have four in the shed to paint to go back on the walls or whatever. Some photos we'll cover with cellophone or something similar and they'll go in a box for people to look through.
@boiboing (12527)
• Northampton, England
25 Jul 16
They look very smart.
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@JudyEv (91816)
• Bunbury, Australia
25 Jul 16
Thanks. We were pretty pleased with them.
@miniam (9308)
• Bern, Switzerland
25 Jul 16
Great job,really it`s a matter of experimenting to find something so easy but looks so stunning.
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@JudyEv (91816)
• Bunbury, Australia
25 Jul 16
We certainly didn't want to buy a dozen frames. These cost us nothing although of course you use up supplies of glue and staples I guess.
@xFiacre (10096)
• Ireland
25 Jul 16
@judyev Those are looking good. I'm looking for the right frame for a pencil drawing my daughter did of me holding her as a baby.
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@JudyEv (91816)
• Bunbury, Australia
25 Jul 16
Thanks. I think we have enough now for our needs. Just a few to paint now to hang in the shop. Are frames expensive there? They are here which is what prompted us to try making our own. You could always buy a nice frame from a thrift shop and discard the painting or whatever.
• Eugene, Oregon
25 Jul 16
I do hope that sales follow. Those frames look great!
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@JudyEv (91816)
• Bunbury, Australia
25 Jul 16
The only cost at the moment is getting the photos printed. It would be nice if we could sell enough to cover that expense.