Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Before and After Art

A couple of weeks ago, while browsing some blogs, I came across a blog called The Vintage Moth. It is the coolest blog! It has free clip art and vintage pictures for you to print off if you want to. You have to check it out. It is updated almost daily.

So, I had this old picture from Kirklands that I wasn't using anymore but had kept in the closet because I liked the frame.
I picked a picture and printed it on my new printer (thanks Dad!).
I ripped off the paper backing and taped the printed picture on the back and then put the cardboard backing back on. I just taped it back on because I'm sure I will want to change out the picture at some point.
Go check out The Vintage Moth!


75 comments:

Melissa Wertz said...

Very pretty Shannon.

Katie said...

Great!! Thanks for the tip, Shannon!

Brittany said...

Very cool! I will check them out!

Darlene said...

BEAUTIFUL Shannon....now I know this will sound strange but when you print a picture like that off your computer do you use photo paper for it?

duchess said...

Very pretty & a much better use for such a nice frame.
Have you seen the birds under glass at Pier 1? They made me think of you.
Check it out.

coco said...

That is beautiful...I am headed off to check out that site.

Sarah said...

So Cute! I love that frame!!1

Rambling Girl said...

Love it Shannon....Gotta head over there but I found one also you might enjoy to. It is "The Graphics Fairy" on my sidebar at the bottom. She has daily grapics also. Thanks for the one you shared.

Empty Nest Full Life said...

That is beautiful! You can bet I will be checking it out. Jackie

Vanessa Greenway said...

So beautiful!! Great job! I'm now off to check her blog out! :) Vanessa

Christy said...

Love that picture!

I'm on my way to check out The Vintage Moth. Thanks for the tip!

Leigh said...

FABULOUS!

At Home In Georgia said...

Very pretty...I will go check out that other blog. Good thing you got that new printer!

Blanca said...

Fantastic! Thanks for the link.

Betsy said...

What a great link! Where are you going to hang it?

JuJu and Family said...

It's funny because that's the exact picture that I thought you'd like when I was going through her stuff the other day. I liked the egg lefger too. I thought it was really neat. Take Care!

Amber said...

Thanks for this link, Shannon. Oh, the possibilities! Your new picture looks beautiful!

Buzzings of a Queen Bee! said...

I will check it out right away. Sounds like a great website! Thanks!
Carrie

Tami said...

Very Cute! I love birds!

Wendy said...

Pretty pretty! I will have to check it out!

Angela said...

The pictures look really nice. Thanks for sharing that site!

Queen B said...

That is such a great idea! I'm going to check out the site right now!!

Naturally Caffeinated Family said...

Awesome!! I love the frame too!

Kim~"HomeIsWhereTheHeartIs" said...

I love it, Shannon...thanks for sharing the link to the website...I'm going to check it out right now, too!

Glamorous Life of a House Wife said...

Cute! Way'ta go, lady! I love it!

l e a h said...

More frames! Lovely. I've been framing a lot lately, too!

I still have more Q and A posts to do. And I think I am going to e-mail you privately about one of your questions. One of these days...

Have a happy Wednesday,
l e a h

Jodi said...

Thanks for sharing the blog find. Your picture looks great. I went to the blog and thought the marriage certificate posted on 11/08 was really cute!

new every morning said...

You're so creative!

Your new printer is amazing ... what a great gift!

Alyce said...

Thats pretty cool! What kind of paper did you use?

Chris said...

Hooray for the vintage moth!! I'm heading over there right now.

Emily said...

Thanks for the tip on the site of vintage art. Love it and love what you did with the bird print. Looks great!

joelandbecca said...

What a cool idea! Thanks for the tip!

Alex and Jill said...

Great idea! Love the pic.

les_mason_curt said...

Thanks for the tip. heading over now...

Ally0005 said...

You have got to love that!

Our Complete Family said...

Great photo rehab Shannon! It turned out lovely! I bet you're lovin' that new printer, too!!!

Cali Girl said...

very nice. i loove before and after's!

Erin said...

How fun! I am going to go check out that website! I love that frame - beautiful!

aswewalk said...

Gorgeous! I often keep old artwork simply for the frames.

Nicole said...

That looks great! I'm off to check out the free stuff!

The Berry's Patch said...

That looks awesome!

HeathahLee said...

Oh, my gosh! That looks so great! I'm going to check it out right now!

Lana said...

Ooohh, I love that! I will definately be checking that out! Thanks for recommending that!

Kathi said...

Very cool and creative. I love how easy it is too! Isn't technology the best???

the undomesticated wife said...

Great rehab!

Pleasant Drive said...

Lovely! What an improvement! Great idea!

AndreaLeigh said...

Very nice! Isn't Kirklands the best? I can always find some inexpensive art or frames there in a pinch.

Miss(es) Canadian Pie said...

Thanks for the tip! Can't wait to go over and see what The Vintage Moth has! Really enjoyed your previous post too with all the decorating. You've got such great style!!

Sunny said...

Will be heading over directly! Cute birdie!

My Place of Peace said...

Thanks for the tip, Shannon! Can't wait to pop on over there and check it out!
Love your little birdie!

Bev said...

How fun! Thanks for sharing the info. The ideas are just running around in my head now...

Jules from "The Roost" said...

Wow thanks for the tip on the site. I love bird prints....great idea to save frames like that ;)

Nikki said...

Very pretty, I will be checking out that site.

Susie Harris said...

Thank you..thank you... Im on my way. opps! Where are my manners, Yours ..beautiful!

Jennifer said...

Wow - what a great idea. Thanks for sharing such a great source. I right now have about five pictures in my closet that I hold onto simply for the frames....

Sandy Toes said...

Wow..that looks great!
-sandy toes

ka1t_lyn said...

Wow, awesome site, thanks for the tip!

Jen - Balancing beauty and bedlam said...

I am going to find something fun for all the great frames that I have...with ugly pictures...in my attic. YEA!

jennifer@love,laughter,and lyrics said...

love, love, love.

thanks for the tip!

Marci said...

Thanks for the link. Beautiful picture.

Amanda said...

Love the picture - I will go and check them out!

Angie said...

Looks great! I love projects like this one! I am going to check this site out right now - thanks!

Cari said...

What a neat site! Thank you for letting us know. I have been looking for some new pictures for my place.

A Hint of Home said...

The new print looks great. I've missed visiting.
All your fall things are so pretty, too.

Laurel MacD said...

Looks great - Thanks for the tip!

cakescraps said...

Love the transformation! I need to look around in my garage and see if I have anything I could transform!

Anonymous said...

Just wanted to let you know I love your blog! I have gotten lots of great ideas! My friend at "Southernfrieddreams" told me about you! I can't wait to see your Christmas ideas! Thanks! Amy S. NLR

Prim~N~Simple said...

Beautiful picture! You are a very talented lady. I also love to visit Vintage Moth and Graphics Fairy.

Elle Pea said...

Super cool site! I love making my own artwork for the house, and this blog is a treasure trove.
I have probably 50 blogs on my bloglines, and yours is one of my favorites. <3

Prim~N~Simple said...

Hi Shannon, just wanted to let you know that yes, feel free to copy any of my graphics you like. I'm just getting started and I am experimenting a lot. I really enjoy making them and just wanted to share with everyone. Thank You

Whitney said...

Well that is just great!
Thanks for sharing this!

Amber said...

Love your house and your blog! Thanks for the tip--I went right over there and printed out a vintage alphabet. Easy peasy!

Mandi said...

Thanks so much for sharing the clip art link. I checked it out and she has some great stuff.

jeanne @ Inspiring Ideas said...

Beautiful!

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the info on the vintage moth. Saved it under my favories! Julie