Secondhand baroque style picture frame

Every few weeks I check Kijiji for old picture frames in the hopes that someone posts something they don’t realise is actually amazing and I find something inappropriately underpriced. Like when I got lucky with our secondhand Victorian style mirror in our dining room or the baroque style mirror in the hallway. Last week I found my next piece, and while it was a bargain at just $10, it’s not made of plaster but some type of plastic and had been left in storage for some time and the front details [like the center of the flowers] were worn down and the gold had chipped off. I knew I could fix it so after a quick wash I touched it up with my gold Sharpie marker and despite it being a plastic frame, to me, I think it looks incredible and well worth the walk in 45C heat pushing a pram with one hand to pick it up.

I’m calling it a baroque style picture frame because I don’t know what else to call it. It doesn’t have a back, but I should be able to sort that out easily enough. I’m hoping to either fill it with another painting by Cora or try painting something myself. It’s unusually long for normal canvases so I’m going to have to buy a canvas board and cut it to size.

I think it looks so much better here than the previous iBride trays, which I of course will be putting somewhere else. And I finally set up our bar cart! Once this corner is looking a bit more organised, I’ll take better pictures.


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  1. July 29, 2018 / 11:53

    That looks so good there above the bar cart! It really works well, and a total bargain. It’s so good to see your bar cart again, it’s been a while!
    Can’t wait to see the painting you or Cora create for the frame! xx

    • July 30, 2018 / 19:16

      I know! It’s been so long since I saw our bar cart! It was one of those things that I don’t actually need, but thought about so many times over the past few months! I’m still utterly rubbish at styling it, but I’m hoping a lovely painting by Cora will distract people from my messy cart 😜

  2. July 31, 2018 / 00:57

    How in the world did I miss this post?
    What the what?

    I feel like it is ornate enough to be considered baroque style…
    As they say, if it ain’t baroque, don’t fix it? HAHAHA! Dad jokes abound.
    I think this filigree mirror is quite lovely. I’d never have guessed that it was plastic.

    And of course, you know I always love your bar cart styling.
    Great post as usual.

    • July 31, 2018 / 19:30

      LOOOOL I was considering mushing that joke in the title somewhere, but I missed the mark completely.

      It’s such a good frame, you honestly wouldn’t be able to tell right up next to it that it’s not plaster. It’s so good.

      p.s. You’re not loosing it, I’m doing some sneaky back-dated posts that I never had proper time to sit down and finish. There might be a few more popping up!

    • August 1, 2018 / 00:01

      Ha! Okay. That makes me feel marginally better. I guess I am cruising your blog some more tonight. 😉